Veterans helping fellow veterans downstateby jmaloni
Post No. 9249 donates to Disaster Relief Fund
Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 is coming to the aid of downstate veterans who suffered losses due to the impact of Hurricane Sunday.
Tuesday at the post, Mike Mehltretter, left, commander, and Rich Lozo, right, quartermaster, of Post No. 9249, presented a check for $700 to the Department of New York Veterans of Foreign Wars Disaster Relief Fund, earmarked for veterans and families, some of whom lost everything they have in late October from storm damage. Dan McMahon, membership chairman for Department of New York VFW, accepted the check on behalf of James Durkin, commander of the Department of New York VFW.
The money was raised at the post through various fundraisers, including the post's annual Independence Day celebration.