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VFW Buddy Poppy Days

May 17, 2019  -  May 18, 2019

VFW ANNUAL BUDDY POPPY FUND DRIVE

It is "Buddy Poppy" days again!  Bay Village VFW Post 9693 will hold our annual fund raising event on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18th.  You will see our Veterans, family, and volunteers at the following locations:  Walgreen's Westlake on Columbia and Center Ridge; Drug Mart Westlake on Dover Center and Detroit; Market District Westlake on Detroit at Promenade, and Giant Eagle Avon Lake on Walker and Lear.  We will also have donation cans and containers at Java Bay Coffee and Village Barber Shop.  Others may be added and will be identified.  Locations will be staffed from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. 

Buddy Poppy Days are traced back to WWI and the epic poem "On Flanders Field".  It was considered a tribute to the millions that died during this War to end all Wars, or so we thought.  If you would like to know more, ask for a pamphlet at your donation site.  

Please remember to bring some change or cash to donate as you can.  No donation is required, but the funds will be used to help local veterans, military, and their families.  Please take a Poppy no mater what and wear them with pride to show your appreciation of our fine military and veterans and their families.  This year we will add a new feature, we will have Square Readers at some locations at some times.  Since these readers require a Smart Phone, we will have some coverage gaps as some members do not have Smart Phones, but if you have access, you may use your credit or debit cards.  These donations will be made directly to our Post account.  Reminder, ALL donations are tax deductible if applicable. 

Finally, if you are a local business or organization and would like to make a single donation, please contact us directly via vfwpost9693@gmail.com or by mail to Bay Village VFW Post 9693, P.O. Box 40185, Bay Village, OH 44140.  We can accept a donation check in person or via mail.  We will be glad to drop off Poppies for your staff if requested.  Tax information for your company or organization can be provided upon request.  

As usual, we hope to have nice weather but we will be out there rain or shine!  This is our primary fund raising event, we will appreciate every donation no matter how big or small.  You can show your pride and patriotism by displaying your Poppy.   

Thank you in advance.  God bless America.  

 

Fred Green

Commander, VFW Post 9693

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