The benevolence fund was used to help veterans and surviving spouses with medical expenses, food items, fuel and other needed household items.
Sid Smith has boxes of food and other household items that are provided to veterans and surviving spouses who are in need of assistance. Sid is available at the Goldsby Community Center on Thursday mornings or he can be reached at 573-1990.
Treasurer Jerry Baxter is the go-to guy for assistance from the Veterans Corner benevolence fund. If you need this type of assistance, call him at 833-0773. He also is in charge of our building fund for the new facility that we are planning. For those of you who would like to help us with a building of our own at Veterans Corner, we are a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit. We need approximately $1 million to accomplish these plans.
Clayton Lee, 684-8860, and the 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 Norman-area veterans, call Harold Martin at 227-3239 or Robert Root at 919-3008. For Moore-area needs, call Howard Robertson at 205-4895.
For all of your questions and assistance about veterans’ benefits, we are located at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. Our doors open at 7 a.m., and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m. Please be there early for us to help you with your claim. We do our best to process each one in a timely manner, but be prepared to stay a while and please be patient.
Take time to visit our web address at www.veteranscorner.org.
You may send donations to Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington OK 73093.
You can email me at kdgraham@windstream.
Dale K. Graham is service officer for VFW Post 4890.