Horsham Community Comes Together, Puts in Time, Money, and Work to Rehabilitate Local VFW

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A year after VFW in Horsham shut its doors due to declining membership and worsening conditions, people in the community came together to bring it back to its former glory, writes Brad Sattin for FOX 29.

Horsham residents volunteered their time, money, and effort into restoring the facility with the goal of being able reopen it.

When news spread that Horsham VFW Post 9788 was closing after more than seven decades, many residents were sad to see it go.

“I was crushed,” said Dawn Dell, whose father and four brothers served in the military.

So veteran Eric Cassel and others decided to take matters into their own hands. Invitations and Facebook posts went out and soon the entire community was mobilized to help with restoring the rundown building.

People poured in countless hours of volunteer labor and $10,000 in donations for upgrades. The National Headquarters noticed all the changes and lifted their suspension. Now, the community is hoping to officially reopen its doors sometime soon.

“We’re gonna bring it back,” said Fred Clark, whose father is a WWII veteran.

Read more about the community’s efforts at the FOX 29 by clicking here.


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