The Windham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10643, wants to express their appreciation for a very generous donation recently received from the students and staff at Windham Middle School. Sixth grade teacher Emily Stokes presented the VFW with a check for $700. During May and June, the Friends of Rachel (FOR) club sponsored a fundraiser to raise money for RSU14 Special Olympics and local Veterans. Students and staff at Windham Middle School participated in the first Penny Olympics, a competition between homerooms to see which homeroom could raise the most money. There was a high level of competition with the goal to raise money for both groups. Students and staff raised over $1,400 with each group receiving half of the total funds raised. The FOR group anticipates sponsoring the fundraiser again this year.
“The Windham VFW helps local veterans and it is heartwarming to know local teachers and students know what we do and entrust us with this gift to help continue outreach,” said VFW commander Willie Goodman.
Emily Stokes stands with Veterans of Foreign Wars members Stan Bourke, Walter Brayley and Willie Goodman.