Raising funds to send veterans to D.C.

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Terry Mackey (left) with “Madison County Veterans to DC” accepts a $5,000 donation from Mark Knepper (right), general manager of Vitas Healthcare. Looking on are members of West Jefferson American Legion Post 201, West Jefferson VFW Post 7005, 40 et 8, Vitas and Madison County Veterans Affairs. The Legion post and 40 et 8 also donated.

(Posted Oct. 3, 2019)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

Vitas Healthcare donated $5,000 to “Madison County Veterans to DC” to help fund a bus trip to transport Madison County veterans to and from Washington D.C., where they will visit the various war memorials.

The check presentation was made Sept. 27 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 in West Jefferson. Also making donations to the trip that day were American Legion Post 201 ($600) and 40 et 8 ($400).

The trip is scheduled for Sept. 11-13, 2020. Fundraising is taking place to ensure that the trip is free to participating veterans.

To learn more about the trip, contact Terry Mackey at (614) 879-5448 or tmackey1955@yahoo.com.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: “Madison County Veterans to D.C.,” 984 London Rd., West Jefferson, OH 43162.

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