Group seeks to win contest to help veterans - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Group seeks to win contest to help veterans

Posted: Updated:
EAST POINT, Ga. -

A local group has entered a national contest in order to win money, and help veterans. The East Point Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 51, say they want to expand their volunteer work with veterans.

"We work with veterans groups at the VA clinic, at the VA hospital, veterans in the immediate area as far as needs…cutting their grass…just basic needs that they can't get from any place else," said member Tom Chebro.

The group also maintains a mobile wall that has the names of each Georgian who gave their life in Vietnam. To be able to provide the work takes money, and the money is usually raised by holding bingo games. Now, a possible grant from Home Depot would allow them to help even more veterans.

"It would be fantastic," said Chebro.

Squadron 51 is one of four organizations across the country competing in the Home Depot Foundation's Aprons in Action contest. The winner gets a $25,000 gift card to use for their public service projects. If they beat out the other three, Squadron 51 already has plans for their winnings. They plan on expanding their volunteer work at the VA hospital in Decatur

"Some of the equipment they have is outdated. It's broken, we want to update that," Chebro said.

They say they also want to spruce up the landscape of the VA clinic in East Point and lay the groundwork for a Frasier House for the families of wounded veterans. They say whatever they win, and whatever they do, it's just a small way to say thank you.

"We have to take care of veterans because they took care of us, and now it's our turn," said Chebro.

Squadron 51 will need you to win the contest. The winner is determined by the number of Facebook likes to their profile on Home Depot's Aprons in Action page, so click here!

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Outlet Mall shopping secrets

    Outlet Mall shopping secrets

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:43:26 GMT
    I think this is what many of us assume about outlet mall shopping -- we get rock bottom prices on everything from clothes to housewares on brand names that are either leftovers from last year or this year's overstock. Well, it's not quite like that.
    I think this is what many of us assume about outlet mall shopping -- we get rock bottom prices on everything from clothes to housewares on brand names that are either leftovers from last year or this year's overstock. Well, it's not quite like that.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Pike Nurseries: Labor Day entertaining and planting

    Pike Nurseries: Labor Day entertaining and planting

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:08:02 GMT
     Did you know that Pike Nurseries has a Pinterest Board that is chock-full of great entertaining ideas for the Holiday Weekend?
     Did you know that Pike Nurseries has a Pinterest Board that is chock-full of great entertaining ideas for the Holiday Weekend?
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices