The Norman Transcript


June 4, 2014

Money needed for benevolence fund

NORMAN — We are pleased to name Jerry Alves, of Tecumseh, as volunteer of the week. Alves served honorably in the United States Army.

I wanted to start off by thanking those of you who stepped up last week to assist us with the needed funds that are required to assist veterans with medical testing, transportation, food and the many other everyday expenses that we all have.

Each week, we have request from veterans and surviving spouses that will total $3,000 to $4,000. To meet this need, we need the assistance of those veterans who we have helped to be able to continue the Veterans Corner mission. We have assisted many thousands of veterans in receiving VA benefits. If you can help us to assist those veterans who need help, please do.

As a 501(C)(3), your contributions to Veterans Corner should be tax deductible. We also accept the donation of cars, trucks, handicap equipment or most anything that can be used by veterans or sold to raise funds for them.

Treasurer Jerry Baxter is a good steward of the monies donated. If you would like to contact Baxter, he can be seen any Thursday morning at the Goldsby Community Center or call him at 833-0773.

Several hospital beds are available to any veteran or spouse, for free. We also have walkers and other types of handicap items that we would like to give to our veterans and their families.

We are looking for a storage facility in the Norman area that we could use to keep handicap items and other Veterans Corner supplies that we use. I have been using my workshop to store the hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and other items.

Needless to say, I don’t have enough room to do any handyman work with so much being used for storage. If you have any ideas where we could receive a good deal on storage space, call me at 550-8806.

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