Arlington VFW Post 981 funds from Poppy Days helps veterans groups

  • VFW Post 981 in Arlington Heights recently presented a check to K9s For Veterans.

    VFW Post 981 in Arlington Heights recently presented a check to K9s For Veterans. Courtesy of Tony Kochanny

 
 
Updated 12/10/2021 11:45 AM

Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 981 received more than $7,000 in donations from local residents this May during its Memorial Day Poppy weekends in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove.

That money has now been channeled by Post 981 to a number of organizations helping active duty service members and veterans. These organizations were vetted and all are active in the Chicago area.

 

Recipients of checks from VFW Post 981 included:

• K9s For Veterans, providing veterans with service dogs and the necessary food and medical care for the dogs.

• Midwest Veterans Closet, which helps homeless or at-risk of homeless veterans.

• Help USA Troops, which sends boxes of care and comfort items to service members stationed in harm's way

• Fox Lake American Legion Post 703 hosts patients from Lovell VA Hospital for a winter holiday party and summer barbecue.

VFW Post 981 will be funding additional organizations from its financial resources in the near future.

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