Christmas in July? Not exactly - but July has become a critical point in the support of the Everlasting Gratitude Wreath Program.
For three years a local florist has provided the funding for the Everlasting Gratitude Program that in collaboration with local Veteran’s organization manpower, has placed evergreen wreaths on the graves of over 850 Veterans’ graves in approximately 30 cemeteries in the Town of Windham.
Unfortunately, last fall, the funds were not available for this popular program and no wreaths were placed on the graves. Moving forward, the American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 of Windham has stepped up to see if they can raise the needed funding for the 850 wreaths.
The Post needs the support of the Windham Community to achieve this goal. To make the program viable, the Post needs to establish certain funding goals well in advance of the October end date. As a result, the Post has established a GoFundMe website to help defray the cost of the wreaths.
Each wreath costs approximately $5.75. Each $25 donation could purchase approximately five wreaths. The Post would like to have at least half of the funds ($3,000) raised by the first of August.
If you consider this a valuable community program, then The Post asks that you consider buying a wreath for your loved one(s); and possibly also support a few extra purchases with a more generous donation.
To support the Everlasting Gratitude Program, please go to the GoFundMe webpage at Gf.me/u/dpy5q and donate. Please feel free to share the link on your social media to help spread the information.
A check can also be mailed to American Legion Wreaths, PO Box 1776, Windham, Maine 04062. The Legion Post is a Non-Profit for your tax considerations. For additional information contact Post member Larry DeHof at 310-8952.