Letter: Poppy donations are direct help to troops
When the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10227 of Prescott Valley learned that the American Gold Star family Jasmine and Glenn Crowl was seeking help in sending Christmas Care packages to members of 4-227 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Iraq we were honored to be able to assist them, thanks to the generosity of our neighbors in the Prescott Valley and Quad City area.
Jasmine Crowl's son was a helicopter pilot and a member of the 4-227 when he was killed in action in Iraq in January, 2007 during one of their several tours of Iraq.
When you made donations in response to receiving the Buddy Poppy flowers that we pass out during the Memorial and Veterans Day holidays you were contributing to the fund that made our assistance to the family possible.
VFW bylaws dictate that every penny must be used to help active duty military personnel, veterans, their spouses and orphan children.
With your donations we help the veterans at the Prescott Veterans hospital throughout the year. We support the VFW Children's Home in Michigan that is for orphaned military children. We help homeless veterans.
We donate money to purchase telephone cards so that our military brothers and sisters can keep in touch with their families. We even help military families that are in distress.
All of these people we can help because of your generosity. Thank you.
Jerry Burress, Quartermaster,
VFW Post 10227