Blackwell VFW donates sanitary products to Elementary School

by Charles Gerian

Blackwell Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 2855 recently donated masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitary wipes to students and staff at Blackwell Elementary School.

According to VFW Commander Cory Ingram, the VFW donated more than $500 worth of sanitary supplies, including 28 bottles of disinfectant spray, five cases of gloves for children, 100 sanitary masks for children, 24 bottles of sanitizer, and various school supplies.

Principal Melissa Moore accepted the donation and thanked the VFW for the supplies.

“We just wanted to give back to the community and let people in the community know the VFW is more than just a bar,” Ingram said. “And we wanted to do that by helping out the elementary school with supplies.”

In August, the VFW partnered with the Blackwell Fraternal Order of Police to host a free swim night at the Blackwell Memorial Pool.

The donation to the school comes weeks after VFW members committed to making gift bags for the men and women in the Claremore Veterans Center. The auxiliary is still asking Blackwell residents to help with the project.

The organization needs donations of: deodorant for men and women, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture cream, disposable razors for men and women, white socks for men and women, word search books, writing paper, pens, hand lotion, and lip balm.

For more information, contact Auxiliary President Sherry Landers at 580-262-0121.