Waynesboro VFW Post 695 recently made a donation of $700 in support of Renfrew Institute’s biannual newsletter, Streamside.
Richard Hovis, commander of VFW Post 695, and VFW member Dennis Carbaugh presented the check to Renfrew Institute’s Membership Committee Chairman Jason Levick.
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Renfrew Institute provides environmental and cultural programs to area schoolchildren, as well as sponsoring several community events, workshops, classes and fundraisers throughout the year.
The institute’s newsletter, published biannually, includes articles on scientific research, environmental topics and aspects of cultural history. In addition, it keeps members informed about programming and events, and is also available to the public.
The VFW, or Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, is one of the nation’s oldest major veterans organization, with 1.6 million members, which have included members from World War I to present deployments.
Waynesboro’s Post 695 was chartered in 1934. The four pillars of its foundation are care for veterans, national defense, patriotism and community service.
“Ours is a premier veterans organization helping a remarkable institute provide an educational program for our youth, our future leaders, for community betterment,” Hovis said.
“Never forgetting the community service pillar of the VFW foundation, post members are both pleased and honored to take a small part in helping Renfrew Institute realize its aspirations.”