VFW donates more than $30,000 to Cleveland County Schools
- By Joyce Orlando
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) donated $34,070 to Cleveland County Schools to help with its special needs programs.
On Tuesday, students from classrooms across Cleveland County gathered at the Central Services Building in Shelby, to say, 'thank you' to the local chapter of the VFW for the work to support the needs of children in the school system.
This is the third year the VFW has raised money for the program. It has gone from raising $6,000 its first year to the more than $34,000 this year. The VFW raised the money through donations and their annual golf tournament/poker run, which was held on May 7, VFW auxiliary president Roger Vassey said.
“We really appreciate the community support,” Vassey said.
Donations came in from all over the state and more keep coming to the VFW. All the money will be going to help support the special needs programs throughout the school system.
Some of the ways the donations will be used will be to help support summer camp scholarships, help to buy supplies for classrooms and professional development for faculty and teachers.