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United Way and VFW Combine Strengths to Benefit Local Projects

(L-R) Steve Pulliam, United Way of Transylvania County CEO, and Steve Powell, VFW Post 4309 Commander, congratulate each other as they count and divide proceeds from last month’s Trivia Challenge and Dance. The event benefitted special projects for each organization.

(L-R) Steve Pulliam, United Way of Transylvania County CEO, and Steve Powell, VFW Post 4309 Commander, count and divide proceeds from last month’s Trivia Challenge and Dance. The event benefitted special projects for each organization.

United Way of Transylvania County’s Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4309 Local Veterans’ Relief Fund each benefitted from the combined efforts of volunteers and community supporters for the Trivia Challenge and Dance event last month. A team of dedicated volunteers put the event together.

More than 60 people attended the event, which raised a total of $2269.00 through admission and silent auction items. The two organizations will split the admission and silent auction proceeds.

Local businesses and individuals contributed items for the silent auction portion of the evening, including: Sylvan Valley Family Dentistry, Alleman Law Firm, Bruce Siulinski, Ann Zelle, Dottie Holum, Sonia Arnold, College Walk, Dugan's Pub, Christina Hickey, Joni Pavlik, Pisgah Fish Camp, Phyllis Nesbit, Ace Hardware, Ingle’s, VFW Auxiliary, and Carol Hamann.

“We at the VFW Post 4309 are very grateful to the community for supporting our work. These new funds in the Local Veterans’ Relief Fund will be used to help ease the burden of emergencies, extra high utilities, or other needs facing our local veterans,” said Steve Powell, VFW Post 4309 Commander.

“United Way of Transylvania County is pleased that our collaboration with the VFW will help both organizations invest in the future of our community. The Mobile Unit Fund will help drive Early Childhood Education resources to families in remote and under-served areas of the county, which will help build a brighter future for all of us,” explained Steve Pulliam, CEO of United Way of Transylvania County.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit www.unitedwaytransylvania.org  or https://www.facebook.com/UnitedwayTC.

Individuals wishing to contribute to the Local Veterans’ Relief Fund should mail checks to VFW Post 4309, 50 Veterans Circle, Brevard, NC 28712.