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The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 had another successful “Forget Me Not” fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV “will not forget the men and women who sacrificed in our nation’s defense.”
We take great pleasure in thanking the wonderful, generous and patriotic citizens of the city of Wilson and Wilson County who donated. You help us foster our dedicated and committed cause of helping the veterans of Wilson and Wilson County.
We want to give a special thank you to Wilson’s own Tractor Supply Co. for allowing us to fundraise at the business over the Labor Day weekend. Thank you to the manager, Ms. Nicole Killen. Your staff was tremendous.
The funds donated will stay in Wilson County. They will go toward our veterans’ assistance programs, primarily to help purchase a new van for our DAV transportation network. We transport disabled and non-disabled veterans to their medical appointments at the Veterans Administration medical facilities in Durham, Raleigh and Greenville.
Any veteran needing a ride to an appointment at a VA medical facility can call 252-668-0067 to schedule a ride or for more information.
Again, to the generous donors, thank you. Know that when you see the DAV van painted Army green and battleship gray transporting veterans, you can feel good, knowing that you helped to get those veterans to their medical appointments.
I must also thank the DAV members and their family members and friends who worked the fundraiser for sacrificing your valuable time over the Labor Day holiday. God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America.
E. Ray Chambers
The writer is commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8.