“All Things Warm” is the name of Westport VFW Post 399’s winter drive. Through generous community support, we collected over 1500 pounds of new and gently used warm clothing and blankets, for veterans and their families. A huge success!
Coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, sweaters, thermals, winter socks, pajamas, boots — if it’s warm, they wanted it.
Drop-offs were accepted at the VFW Post (465 Riverside Avenue, at the Saugatuck Avenue split) through December 19. 2020!
The American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the WYWL at the Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post 399 was a huge success! The Blood Drive had a completely full reservation schedule with 55 blood donors and exceeding their goal of 30 appointments. The Red Cross was extremely appreciative of the blood drive success and outpouring of community support since blood donations are absolutely critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. All life-saving blood donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies to help coronavirus patients!
Future Red Cross Blood Drives at VFW Post 399 are scheduled for January 20th, February 10th and March 11th 2021.
The Joseph J. Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 399 hosted the Town of Westport Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th to honor all those who have served in the United States military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.The program included Posting the Colors by VFW Post 399 and Westport Fire Department, remarks by Senator Tony Hwang and First Selectman Jim Marpe, Veterans Day Address by Staples High School Senior Henry Beck, placing of a memorial wreath, and Ceremonial Firing salute by Westport Police Department. A special tribute was dedicated to honor our WW2 and Korean War veterans for their service, sacrifice and commitment. We thank every veteran for your service!