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Organization delivers scooter to Hefner VA

Officers with the Department of North Carolina Sons of AMVETS delivered an electric scooter to the W.G. “Bill” Hefner Medical Center Wednesday morning.
Donald Morrison, administrative assistant for volunteer services at the VA, said donations such as the scooter are always needed, and it probably would be put into use immediately, as soon as a back tire was given more air.
Making the scooter’s delivery outside Building 6 on the VA campus were David Ward, state commander, and Darrell Bolick, first vice commander and also a member of Post 13 in Lexington.
Ward said the scooter was given to the Sons of AMVETS by Mr. and Mrs. Willie Schaftlein of Greensboro.
Sons of AMVETS consistently works on many community projects. The organization provided, for example, the carillons at VA hospitals in Salisbury, Asheville, Durham and Fayetteville.
At the post level, Sons of AMVETS supports projects connected to blood drives, Boy Scouts, Little League and youth football. At VA medical centers, some posts also are involved in bingo, Because We Care Day and holiday programs.
Ward said the state Sons of AMVETS latest project is geared toward providing a homeless shelter in Asheville for female veterans and their children.
Ward added that one of the organization’s missions is to provide education, making younger generations aware of how important veterans are.
“We’re very into the veteran — that’s our goal,” he added.
Sons of AMVETS posts or lady auxiliaries in this area include Post 565 in Salisbury, Post 460 (ladies) in Salisbury, Post 820 in Mooresville, Post 760 in Welcome, Post 500 in Statesville, Post 910 in Albemarle and Post 13 in Lexington.

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