(Millsboro) (February 2020) — This month, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club completed donating the fund proceeds from its fall 2019 Flags for Heroes fund raising program to local agencies serving veterans. At its February 4th meeting, The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $1,500 donation to Toni Bergfelder, from Home of the Brave’s Women’s Shelter. The agency has two homes located on Sharps Road outside of Milford to serve the needs of homeless men and women who served in the military. The Rotary check was earmarked for use by the women’s shelter.
At an earlier meeting, an $800 check was presented to the officers of the American Legion Post 28 to assist their work with area veterans. Another check for $800 was sent to Warriors Community Connect, formerly known as Operation Second Chance. American Legion Post 28 and Warriors Community Connect partnered with the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club in its fall Flags for Heroes Fund Raiser, and hopes are to continue this partnership to build a bigger fund raising effort to better impact the lives of local veterans.
Pictured at top: Flags for Heroes co-chairs, Fred Gibbs (left) and Sarah Cha Cha (right) present a check generated from the proceeds from our Flags for Heroes project to American Legion Post 28 Officers 3rd Vice Commander – Russell E. Bufflap (center left) and Commander Jim Beattie (center right). The $800 check will be used to assist the Legion in their work with area veterans.
Service Projects Committee Chair, Dan Reed and Club President John Berner present Toni Bergfelder of Home of the Brave II a check for $1500 to support the Home’s women shelters for Veterans.