Report from CDR Wonnell about Ft Wood Tornado Damage

    Fort Leonard Wood Army base sustained more tornado damage than I had seen reported on TV.  Over 50 homes were totally destroyed (closer to 60), another 60 were damaged to the point they can not be lived in plus the power is out to many more.  Every military family living in those homes is now out of a home.  The Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations are providing temporary assistance.  Every member of the totaled families is now in need of food, clothing and shelter.  Our VFW is doing a great job. Post 3168 has offered evening meals for the next few days.

     Any financial donation can help.  All monetary donations should be sent to:

 Army Community Service,

 486 Replacement Ave,
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473. 

    Any in-kind donations should be sent to the USO building on base.  They are in need of non-perishable foods at this time.  I am asking every VFW member, Post, District, Department and National to dig deep and send financial donations so the families can purchase the food, clothing and shelter they need.  These are the men and women who are serving their country for us.  Please help all you can.

 He’s not heavy, he’s my brother.  Help a veteran.

Bob Wonnell
VFW Missouri

State Commander

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