Womans Club, DAV help homeless vets

Published 10:14 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

The annual “ Salisbury VMAC Homeless  Veterans Stand Down” was  a  success this year, according to Jennifer Herb, director of healthcare for homeless veterans at the W.G. Hefner Center.

The event serviced 187 homeless veterans from counties including Davie, Davidson, Iredell, and Rowan.

The GFWC-NC Mocksville Woman’s Club and the Col. Joseph Winston Chapter DAR joined ranks and came up with a bounty of items to give to the veterans.

The womans club assembled 50 personal hygiene bags which contained soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath gel and other items. Together, they distributed 30 towels, 35 wash cloths, pillows, and more than 100 pair of socks.

The Col. Joseph Winston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is partnering with the US Department of Defense to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  The chapter has been commissioned to present bronze pens and certificates to verified Vietnam War era service personnel.

Sixty-nine such pens were presented during the event by Ann Zuhr, regent.

“One group can make a difference, but when two groups unite even more can be accomplished,” said Linda Sechrist of Mocksville, a member of both. “Our veterans deserve the best efforts from us all.”