VFW Post 399 recently hosted our 14th consecutive monthly Red Cross Blood Drive on October 12th with over 54 donors. The successful blood drive was sponsored by the Charley With A Y Foundation in memory of Westport resident Lance Corporal Charles M. Rochlin, USMC.
The Red Cross is currently facing an emergency blood shortage. Donor turnout has reached the lowest level of the year as many delayed giving amid a return to the workplace and recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant. Your blood is critical, so please call 1-800-738-2767 or click www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment for our next VFW Blood Drive scheduled on Wednesday, November 17th between 11am-4pm.
Our September Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Westport American Legion August Matthias Post 63 held on Wednesday, September 22nd truly made a difference! Our team registered 34 total donors, collected 31 pints of blood and recruited 8 first-time donors. Our team efforts have helped boost the community blood supply and ensure hospital patients have the lifesaving blood they need.
VFW Post 399 Color Guard superbly supported the Catch A Lift 7th Annual Westport Warrior Weekend to commemorate the 20th Year Remembrance since 9/11 at Compo Beach ceremony held on Friday, September 10th. Guest speakers shared their personal journeys throughout the years. Everyone enjoyed the event and opportunity to feel relaxed and comfortable in the midst of recent events during the sunset 9/11 Special Remembrance. Since Catch A Lift founding in 2010, the organization has helped thousands of post 9/11 combat wounded veterans regain their mental and physical health through gym memberships, in home gym equipment, personalized fitness and nutrition programs and a peer support network.