The Geneva VFW Samuel J. Marsh Post No. 7102 Building Fund Drive campaign is ending this week. The campaign was started to help retire the loan on the VFW building in Geneva, which is also used by the American Legion Post No. 68.
By paying off all or a significant amount of the outstanding building loan, VFW and Legion members note that the posts will then be better able to fund projects that better fit the post’s mission. More than $100,000 is still owed on the building’s mortgage and the VFW Club is currently failing to bring in enough funds to support itself.
Geneva Legion member Eric Williams said changes are being made to help with the cash-flow of the VFW Club. He also said both the Legion and the VFW would like to be able to move toward being able to fund programs, such as, scholarships for children of veterans, youth programs, funds for helping with repairs/rehab of veteran’s homes in the community, etc.
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to VFW Post 7102 Building Fund, 109 S. 10th Street, Geneva, NE 68361. Special honor plaques will be located in the VFW Club for donors who give special amounts to the project—from $100 to $5,000 and above. This is the final week scheduled for the fund drive.
“Donations are tax deductible and right now we have donations mostly ranging from $100 to $2,000,” Williams said. “The goal of the campaign was to raise $110,000. If you are able to donate to this fund drive and help get the VFW out from under this debt load, please do so. If this is successful, it will be a one-time fund-rasing drive that will set the future path for your local veterans and community for future generations.”