The Warwick Valley Rotary Club launched a new fundraiser this year to place banners throughout the streets of Warwick in honor of our local, or locally connected, veterans. This endeavor is an amazing way to not only fundraise for the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, who donates to many local non-profit organizations, but also to pay tribute to our heroes. A few weeks into the launch of the initiative, Green Team Realty became aware that only one veteran from the VFW had been sponsored. Knowing the sacrifices these men and women have made for our country, Green Team Realty started a campaign to sponsor Veterans of VFW Post 4662.
Honoring Our Local Heroes
When real estate professionals received the news, an outpour of support came to honor our local heroes!
“I would love to purchase a banner. These Vets deserve everything and anything!! ” wrote Michelle Spina.
Within a few days, without knowing who many of them were,16 local members of the VFW and American Legion were sponsored by Green Team Realty agents; many others sponsoring friends and family who had served. In total, 20 banners were purchased raising $4000 for the Warwick Valley Rotary Club.
Many veterans live with complications from when they served our country; this recognition as small as it may seem, though well-deserved and often forgotten, means so much to them and often adds a little pep in their step. When the Warwick VFW Post 4662 received the news, they were overjoyed. As phone calls were made to honorees, gathering their military information and pictures, joy was abundant; some even shedding tears of happiness to be recognized for the sacrifices they have made.
It is the actions like this that make a town, a community you are proud to call home. Thank you to our military servicemen and women for all that you have done and continue to do.
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
Thank you to our agents who supported this initiative!