Feb 25 2018

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D10’s Occoquan VFW Post Holds Charity Event for Hurricane Victims


Saturday February 24, 2018, Occoquan, VA.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars District 10’s Post 7916 held a special event for the victims still suffering from the ravages of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico, a US Commonwealth. 

 The “Voice of Puerto Rico” informed us that their police officers are still in need of many of the basic necessities and particularly the families in Barranquitas and Naranjito.  Cynthya Hale, the CEO for the PR Outreach stated, “The combined effect of both hurricanes destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, critical infrastructure, and left many people homeless. We appreciate Post 7916 for what they are doing.”  

On this day, VFW Post 7916 set up a collection point for donations, and many distinguished visitors came along with the multitudes who came and brought items of men’s women’s’, and children’s clothing, shoes, bedding and bath items for the families in need. Boy Scouts from Troops 1369 and 1352 were on hand to help with the collection of items.  

United States Congressman Rob Wittman spoke to the crowd and expressed his sincere appreciation for their generosity and giving to this noble cause.  The Congressman also thanked the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7916 for holding this event.  Congressman Wittman is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a staunch supporter of our veterans.



Other speakers included upcoming Senatorial Candidate, Dr. Minerva Dias, Occoquan Mayor Elizabeth Quist, Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson, and Post CDR Jeff Lett.  Mayor Quist is a member of the Post 7916 Auxiliary, Dr. Dias, and Air Force veteran, is becoming a member of the Post 7916 Auxiliary, and Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson is an Air Force veteran and member of Post 7916. 





Post 7916 Commander Jeff Lett, Congressman Rob Wittman, District Commander Chuck Wilson

 After the event, Virginia District 10 Commander Chuck Wilson said, “We are receiving numerous accolades for this worthwhile event!  KUDOS to Post 7916 Commander Jeff Lett and all the scouts and volunteers who put this event together.”


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