We are also accepting cars and trucks that will be given to veterans or sold to raise money for the benevolence fund. When an individual donates a vehicle, we give a receipt that is used to lower your taxes.
John Carter is in charge of the building committee. He does everything from raising funds to looking for property for the future building. John can be reached at 202-1999 if you have questions or would just like to see the building plans.
The state has seven Veterans Centers that are operated by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of the veterans and their families are not aware that if they have a VA service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher, they may be entitled to free care in these facilities. I urge those who may need the VA aid and attendance, pension or compensation to visit with one of us or contact the Veterans Administration about possible benefits.
Clayton Lee, 684-8860, and other transportation drivers provide rides to veterans to the Oklahoma City VA Hospital for their appointments. If you need a ride or know a veteran who does, call Clayton to set up a driver. For the Norman area, veterans can call Harold Martin at 227-3239 or Robert Root at 919-3008. For Moore, call Howard Robertson, 205-4895. This is a free service that we provide for veterans who are unable to provide their own transportation.
Our address is Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington, OK, 73093.
For all of your questions and assistance about Veterans benefits, we are located at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 7 a.m., and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m..
Dale K. Graham is service officer at VFW Post 4890.