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Veterans Honor Flight asking for donations & volunteers


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Clarksburg Veteran Honor Flight is asking for donations and volunteers to assist make this 12 months’s flight take off from North Central Regional Airport, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

Ever since 2005, the Honor Flight has been flying America’s Veterans to Washington D.C., then busses veterans round to see memorials and monuments without charge to the veteran.

This 12 months the Clarksburg’s Honor Flight might be taking 174 veterans, guardians, and workers to Washington D.C. on Oct. 22, after being grounded for 3 years because of the pandemic.

“These flights are very costly, I consider the flight in October might be over $100,000 and we have to increase cash all 12 months lengthy to try to collect that cash so we are able to ship these veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials and to go to all the monuments and issues which can be there,” stated Marie Manzo, Honor Flight Volunteer.

Honor flight holds a number of fundraiser occasions year-round to assist pay for the rising prices, one of many fundraisers they maintain is called, “Sponsor a Vet.”

It prices $350 to sponsor a veteran and that helps pay for all the spherical journey for one veteran to go to Washington, D.C. and to go to memorials and monuments.

The following fundraiser Honor Flight makes use of is named, “Every day Three Gun & Extra Raffle.” This requires you to buy a quantity for $30 and makes use of the day by day three numbers from Nov. 1-23, 2022, and offers you 20 probabilities to win with 20 totally different drawings & prizes.

Every day Three Weapons & Extra Raffle instance ticket and prizes. (WBOY Picture)

To buy a quantity for the Every day Three Weapons & Extra Raffle name Marie Manzo at 304-366-2031 or contact Joyce Circle at 304-783-5210, you can too present up on the Clarksburg VFW on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to six p.m.

Lastly, the Honor Flight holds a weekly silent public sale on a Fb group you’ll find by clicking right here.

Moreover, the Clarksburg Honor Flight is on the lookout for volunteers and anyone is usually a volunteer. Clarksburg Honor Flight meets each Tuesday on the Clarksburg VFW from 4:30 p.m. to six p.m.

“My dad was within the Navy for 23 years, my brother & sister-in-law had been each within the Military and we owe it to them, they should see these monuments and memorials,” Manzo stated. “I do recognize and thank all of the those who have supported us up to now few years and we actually have put their donations to good use, and I hope that anybody that is ready to attend that flight the sendoff or the welcome house does, as a result of I feel they are going to see simply how a lot that meant to those women and men that served our nation.”

Moreover, Honor Flight wants communities to assist to make it so this custom can proceed for future generations, as the worth to fly to Washington D.C. is rising and can price over $100,000.

To make a donation any quantity is accepted and you may mail the donation to 1492 Rush Run Highway New Milton, WV 26411, if sending a examine be sure you put Clarksburg Flight within the memo line, or by calling Marie Manzo at 304-366-2031 or, Joyce Circle at 304-783-5210 or, Billie Jo Claypool at 304-677-7812.

Moreover, you can too present up on the Clarksburg VFW, in downtown Clarksburg on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to six p.m. to make a donation or to volunteer.



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