Help For Veterans Meets

Help for Veterans, Inc.
March 16, 2017
Minutes for the March Meeting held on the 16th at the American Legion in Dillon
Chairman Johnnie Daniels opened the meeting welcoming all in attendance.
Fourteen persons were present.
Coffee and cake were prepared for guest by Mildred Mishue and Kathryn Price.
Chairman Daniels gave prayer for the meeting.
Members present gave Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Minutes from February meeting read and approved.
Chairman Daniels gave information on the organizations website.
Member James Leslie stated that the Dillon County American Red Cross office located at 400 E. Jackson Street could be used for meetings if the Legion Hall is not available.
Lloyd Brown addressed the meeting by offering membership to the American Legion to those present that met the qualifications.
Lloyd also spoke of current fund-raising by the American Legion to raise funds by selling $25.00 tickets for a monthly chance to win a quality firearm. (12 chances for one ticket)
Discussion about 148 homeless veterans living in Horry County was taken up by members.
This number could not be confirmed by anyone present at the meeting.
Steve Boileau gave information about his success with a pizza fund raiser.
The meetings guest speaker, Doris J. Gleason was unable to make the meeting.
Chairman Daniels advised that he hoped she could make the April Meeting as she could advise on how the organization could advance to help the area veterans.
Lloyd Brown advised that the Home Depot has been very charitable to veteran organizations. Member James Leslie advised about assistance from the Long Term Recovery Group.
Member and head of the Dillon County Veterans Jerry Huggins stated that there was a big need for drivers to help transport veterans to the veteran’s hospitals and back.
The need for a van to be used for transportation was discussed.
Knowledgeable members present made it clear that the organization was not going to be able to help solve all area veteran problems.
Chairman Daniels advised the next scheduled meeting would be on April 20 at 7pm.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

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