This year, the American Legion Auxiliary hosted its fifth annual car wash to benefit HVAF. On June 11, more than a dozen members from the Auxiliary showed up at American Legion Post 155 to get wet, clean cars and raise funds for veterans.
Judy, a member of the Auxiliary, was a key figure in creating the HVAF committee, the team who organized the car wash and frequently coordinates events and donations to support HVAF.
“We started helping HVAF six years ago and expected to only help for one year, but as soon as we got to know the organization, we were all in,” Judy said.
Four years ago, Judy learned about the Residential, Employment, Substance Abuse Treatment (REST) program at HVAF and was motivated to help in the efforts to provide veterans with the resources they need to overcome substance abuse. Since then, the proceeds from the annual car wash have been directed towards the REST program.
This year, $807 was raised at the carwash for the REST program.
“This has been one of the most successful and rewarding projects our Auxiliary has been involved with. The veterans at HVAF have always been extremely appreciative, grateful and kind,” Judy said.