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VFW, Dollar Tree join effort to assist needy veterans

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Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 of Delta is teaming up with the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) Holiday Airlift and the Dollar Tree in Delta to assist needy and homeless veterans and their families in the area.

This will be the sixth year the VFW has worked with CABA to distribute food and toys to needy veterans. CABA affiliated businesses collect non-perishable food and toys throughout the state and using donated aircraft and student pilots from the Metro State aviation program airlift these goods to locations throughout the state of Colorado. Members of VFW posts in Delta and Montrose work together to help distribute an aircraft full of items airlifted into the Montrose airport.

These airlifted items are then added to the locally donated item the VFW members have collected and distributed to needy or homeless veterans and their families in Delta and Montrose.

For the past two years, Dollar Tree in Delta has graciously offered to serve as a collection point for the project. Manager Vince Lopez heartily continues this cooperation to help local veterans. The hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food and toys collected locally and received through the CABA Holiday Airlift provided assistance to locally needy veterans and their families.

The generosity of the people of the Delta community and the CABA associated businesses with the help of the staff at Dollar Tree in Delta can again this year help members of VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary to help veterans who need "a little boost" around the holiday season.

A donation box will be available at Dollar Tree through Dec. 12. The CABA airlift is scheduled to arrive in Montrose early in December, and then all donated items will be sorted, packaged and distributed by members of VFW 3571 in Delta.

For further information, call Post Service Officer Jim Baker at 874- 8172.

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