The Aberdeen Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 224, is proud to announce the recent receipt of an unrestricted donation from the Daly Family for the operations of the Post. This gift of more than $80,000 was provided by Lisa N. (Daly) Mefford of Las Vegas, NV and James E. Daly of Aberdeen. The donation is provided by these relatives of Dr. John F. Daly, a WWII era Navy Veteran in memory of his service as a Second Class Pharmacist Mate, as well as the service of LtCol. Scott Mefford, USAF Ret., Capt. James E. Daly, USMC Ret., and all other veterans from Aberdeen.

While the gift is unrestricted, the donors hope that most of the funds would be invested as a “trust” and the earnings used to support operations and programs. It was left up to the current membership of the Post to determine how the funds should be invested and used.

Some money might be used to support the Aberdeen VFW Programs, such as: Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen, Washington State Patriotic Essay, and Patriotic Art Scholarship Programs, Youth Fishing Derby, Veterans Day and Memorial Day Ceremonies, Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Christmas Food and Gift Baskets, and the VFW Honor Guard. Some could be used to support the current operations of the Post, such as: building and equipment repairs, debt repayment, marketing, etc.

The Aberdeen Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a Nonprofit Corporation in Washington and an IRS registered 501(c )(3). Anyone may make tax deductible donation to the Post, and they may specify how those donations are to be used, or leave it to the leadership or the membership. These gifts may be made as part of an estate, or in one’s will. If anyone has any questions as to how this might be accomplished, please contact the Post at 360-637-8364, or via mail: Aberdeen VFW, 105 E. Heron, Aberdeen, WA 98520.