VFW members selling poppies this week
November 10, 2022
Wahkiakum Post 5297 is starting its November “Buddy” Poppy drive. Today (Thursday), a member of the post and a member of the VFW Auxiliary will come to the courthouse to distribute "Buddy Poppies" and collect donations.
From November 10 through November 18, Buddy Poppy donation containers will be placed at local businesses. On November 11 and 12, post members will have a booth outside the Cathlamet Market, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, for Buddy Poppy distributions, taking donations, and handing out information about the VFW.
The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies; it provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs, and it partially supports the VFW National Home for Children.
Locally, the Buddy Poppies raise funds for charitable programs on behalf of veterans, their families, and the surviving family members of deceased veterans.