Today we were honored to receive another wonderful donation from this valuable friend of the VFC. Doug Hunt, representing Post 44 out of Scottsdale, presented us with a check in the amount of $1,000. This is not the first time this group has helped out the VFC and we appreciate their continued support.
On this past Wednesday, December 13th, the VNSA presented the Veterans Furniture Center with a wonderful grant in the amount of $5,000. The check was presented during the VNSA Holiday party to Bill Garling, one of our very valuable volunteers. We were honored to have Bill and his wife Carmen represent the VFC at this event.
One of our star volunteers recently hit a milestone with the VFC. Wally Henry, the wife of another of our stellar volunteers - Bob, just hit her 100th day of volunteering with the VFC. Wally has been working almost every Tuesday to organize our linens area. She works with Bob in one of the old offices to sort, package and label the bed linens, blankets and towels. Her dedication to the VFC is inspirational and we were proud to be able to do a little something special for her.
In a brief ceremony we officially designated the office as the Wally Henry room in her honor. Thanks for all you do Wally, it makes huge difference.
The Elks Lodge #335 brought three members, including Exalted Ruler Larry Bodwell, to a Phoenix Walmart to meet two volunteers from the VFC. The next hour was spent shopping for much needed items for the VFC warehouse. The generous folks at Lodge #335 gave the VFC a budget of $3,000, which we managed to exceed! We were able to get 12 four drawer dressers, 11 microwaves, 10 coffee tables, 7 night stands, 6 end tables and coffee pots, toaster ovens, boxes of pots & pans, some sheets and more stuff, it was like a Christmas miracle. We can't thank the Elks enough for this wonderful gift!