Most of you are no doubt aware that the Post keeps its operating funds strictly separate from our Relief Fund, as is required by our charter and by-laws. Money donated through our Buddy Poppy program cannot be spent on Post operations.
While our operating costs are modest (thanks in no small part to the generosity of our brother American Legion Post, who provide our meeting space) they are ongoing and over the course of the year add up. July expenses included the semiannual fee for our Post Office Box, postage itself, insurance, the security bond for our command staff and web site expenses.
If a few members and friends could make a donation to our general fund, any amount would help, ($ 25, $50, $100… whatever you can do) our bank balance can return to health. Just make the check out to VFW Post 8870, mark it for general fund and mail to VFW Post 88780, PO Box 701, Edmonds, WA 98020.