Letter to the Editor: Delaware Trust Fund dinner upcoming

“All gave some; some gave all,” are words that ring true to every generation of American veterans whose sacrifices enable us to remain secure in our homes.

On Nov. 11, our nation will observe Veterans Day and honor the sacrifices our men and women have made to ensure our freedom since 1776.

There are a great many worthy causes that ask for our help, especially as the holiday season draws near. One of them is the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, administered by the Commission of Veterans Affairs.

Since 2013 the Trust Fund has provided one-time, hand-up grants to veterans in proven need. Last year $104,000 was paid directly to creditors to stop utility cutoffs, repossessions, make emergency repairs on homes and vehicles, and sometimes put food on the table.

The Friends of Delaware Veterans, a volunteer board of military veterans, is hosting its sixth annual fundraising dinner Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dover Downs’ Rollins Center. All of the proceeds will benefit the Trust Fund. Maj. Gen. Michael Berry will keynote this year’s dinner.

Tickets are $100 and include musical entertainment, a plated meal, and silent and live auctions of valuable items, including an MV 1 (Military Veteran) license plate.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com for information or to make a tax deductible contribution. The dinner registration deadline is Oct. 29.

We hope to see you there.

Dave Skocik
President, Friends of Delaware Veterans
Dover

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