By Frank Lewis
The main goal of Peerless Chapter 10 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is to provide assistance to its members, and Kroger Company has made that even more possible with a check for $1,000.
On Monday morning, the staff at the Portsmouth Kroger store and members of DAV Peerless Chapter 10 gathered in the store for the presentation and manager Jay Wilson said it is Kroger’s way of giving back to the community.
“Kroger is really humbled and honored to be able to take care of the veterans,” Wilson said. “And with Veterans Day, we found it a great opportunity to be able to help the local chapter here in Scioto County and donate the $1,000.”
A letter from Cheryl McCormick, manager of community relations for Kroger said the company is committed to responding to the needs of their customers in the communities they serve and that their goal is to aid programs that serve and care for all people with fairness, respect and compassion.
“This money will be well spent,” Ray Mitchell of DAV Peerless Chapter 10 said. “The money will go to helping other veterans that belong to our chapter if they need help, maybe with a fuel bill or something like that. We take care of our own.”
Mitchell said part of the money will also go to the DAV national campaign to help DAV hospitals in Ohio.
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