Veteran's of Foreign War Post #7816

$2,778 of $64,500 goal

Raised by 50 people in 15 months
The Donald V Westlund VFW 7816 post needs your help!  We have been in our headquarters since 1963 and it is need or significant repairs and we are hoping you can help.  The VFW is a big part of the Novato community providing services and participation in the community while providing camaraderie and services to veterans of all wars.  Our members include verts from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria.  With these most recent heavy rains, we are in need of repairing the roof at a significant cost.  We hope that you can help us continue to provide a place for our veterans to meet and continue providing service to them and the community.   

All funds will go to the repairs and no donation is to small (or to big)!  I am the newest member of the post, and meeting the other veterans has been inspiring and humbling.
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Hello Friends of Post 7816,

As 2017 ends and we bring in the New Year I want to Thank everyone who has helped us save the VFW Post 7816 building. The roof is on!

We have raised enough money to get the old roof off and the new one on before the rain (which we need badly) has come. It is on to a new goal! Yes the “New Goal”.

The roof is done, but we were forced to remove all the electrical, because of that we can not put up the Sheetrock. We are also forced to do seismic retrofit on the building. That alone will cost us an estimated $15-20k.

With 2017 running out, there is still time to make a tax deductible donation to Novato VFW Post 7816!

Please give if you can.
Thanks, and wishing all, a very Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
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Hello Friends of Post 7816,

I thought I would give you a long overdue update. As of this day we have raised $93,000! Yes, it does not show on our GoFundMe as we have received donation through our web site and by checks mailed to us! Construction has started and the building is saved because of YOU!

The goal of $65k was to save the building by getting the roof replaced, the additional funds raised and, still needed, are to bring our electrical system up to date, level the floor and for paint. We plan on continuing our fund raising so we can make sure construction is completed and for any unplanned issues.

We at the VFW really appreciate all that the community has done for us! God Bless you all!

Dave
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Hello Friends of Post 7816,


I make it a point if thanking each person that gives to our cause, and so far that has 31 of you very special people. Now that is just 31 who have given on our GoFundMe, we ha e received numerous checks and cash by mail and through our web site as well.

I would like to tell you about a few of these donations, because each one has a story. There has been Luiz who gave $14.00 saying it was all he could afford, but also said he would send more if he could. (Luiz, you are good, no need to send anymore), and Debi who remembers our building because her father was a member! There is Diane and Patricia who were very kind to tell me about their fathers who served and their donations were in memory of them. Lloyd, Oswald and Allen, fellow vets who are helping their fellow vets! Then the friends like Jason, Jeni, and Reiny who have gave because they are good friends.

From $14 to $250, the donation all help and we appreciate all you have done! We are almost there and I am sure we are going to make it!

http://www.marinij.com/veterans/20170901/novato-vfw-roof-repair-fundraising-underway

Dave
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Hello Friends of Post 7816,
Did you hear the news? The Druids of Novato have donated $5,000 to our cause! They have joined others in helping us reach our goal. Since the Marin IJ, Wayne Freedman's report on ABC 7 news, and the Novato Advance donation have rolled in through the GoFundMe, the VFW Post web site and checks sent by mail! We are getting closer and actually by last count, just about the half way point! Now the big push starts! Do have a friend, who has a friend who know someone that can help? Maybe a corporate donor, or a movie start, perhaps an ex-vet that made it big? Give them a call for us, take them to lunch or invite me and I'll take both of you to lunch. Let's talk.

http://www.marinij.com/veterans/20170901/novato-vfw-roof-repair-fundraising-underway

Dave
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$2,778 of $64,500 goal

Raised by 50 people in 15 months
Created March 16, 2017
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SL
$25
Sue Lassen
3 months ago

Happy Birthday, Priscilla!

MS
$40
Mandy Sherwood
3 months ago

♥️ Veteran John Zerbe Happy Birthday Priscilla!

PB
$25
Priscilla Burg
4 months ago

Happy Birthday to me!!!! thank you all for everything. Thank you for stepping up and giving your time to protect me!

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