Herald Staff Writer
After a devastating electrical fire at VFW Post 1066 Memorial Day weekend, many have come together to support the local organization. VFW Senior Vice Commander Shannon Hornacek stated, “We cannot wait to get through this chapter and rebuild so we can continue to do our part in helping veterans, their families, and our community.”
Although insurance will cover the damage to the structure of the building, it will not cover the loss of property inside nor the possible income that could have been made during the months which are now being spent rebuilding. Because of this, the VFW has received several donations. “The community support has been amazing from local businesses and individuals”, said Hornacek, “Any money that is donated will be used only to bring the Post and Canteen back into operation. If any money exceeds the need, it will be put into our Charities Fund and given directly back to the community and to veterans in need.”
If you wish to make a donation, you can mail it directly to VFW Post 1066, 75 6th St. NW, Barberton, OH 44203 or visit the CharityGoFundMe page here. You can also follow the VFW facebook page at www.facebook.com/vfwpost1066 to see who has contributed and receive updates on the progress as it takes place.
For more on this story, pick up the July 9 edition of the Barberton Herald.
View from the entrance of the building.
Remnants of beer and soda left in the cooler, just below where the fire began.