Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 teamed with Lewiston’s Deal Realty and other volunteers (including Assemblyman Angelo Morinello) to present holiday presents to 50 youth from the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club and Tuscarora Indian Elementary School.
A note received from the latter read, in part, “Thank you so much for the gift donations. We are overwhelmed by your generosity. It means so much to us to know that many of our students in need will wake up to a big surprise on Christmas morning! You have helped create a magical childhood memory for our wonderful students. Thank you so very much.”
Tom Deal (pictured above) said, “We do this because we strongly feel that it is our responsibility to support the community that supports us. We received donations from local businesses and members of our community to help bring some Christmas joy to 50 children in our area. There is such a huge need – especially this year with all the virus concerns – we feel it’s our duty to help. We live in such an incredible community, people are always willing to support those in need when called upon to do so.”