Where did you serve and what did you do?
US Naval Submarine Service; Submarine Qualified; Vietnam; Engine Gang; Torpedoman
How are you #StillServing?
Commander VFW Post 3232 Florence OR
During the COVID 19 pandemic, local schools were forced into a lockdown situation. For many at-risk school-aged children, this meant that they would be without nourishment over the weekends. Food Backpack for kids is a local charity sponsored by Crossroads Community Church that purchases and prepares food bundles for these kids to provide nourishment they would likely not have otherwise. With the COVID lockouts in place, the challenge to feed these kids became logistical; how to home-deliver 75 to 100 food bags each week to as many different households. Members of VFW Post 3232 immediately volunteered to work with school officials and Food Backpack for Kids to organize a system of 8 separate routes and drivers to home-deliver these meals.
Why do you do it?
VFW Post 3232 – serving our community and our veterans – its’ what we do.
Florence is blessed because it has a veteran population that is 2 to 3 times the state average. And a large percentage of these veterans are retired and enjoy serving the community – especially when it comes to the schools and our kids.