ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen VFW is looking for the community's help in raising funds to repair their building. Post Commander Jim Daly said the local post has raised about 10-thousand from 3 fundraisers so far. "We're creeping up on where we need to be to supplement the loan so that we can make the repairs."
Daly said they are working with Anchor Bank to tear the roof off this mother "hopefully this summer we'll be under construction to remove the roof and rafters, [and]replace that with engineered trusses and a new roof."
It was a year ago this month that the doors were closed to the 100-year old Bijou Theater in Aberdeen, after extensive damage was discovered on the roof and rafters. Daly said they are working on a loan to cover the $250,000 in estimated costs.
If you would like to help out, stop by 1520 Simpson Avenue in Aberdeen until 9 this morning to make a donation and get a commuter's breakfast. You can also donate to the Aberdeen VFW Building fund at Anchor Bank branches.