Four weeks ago, American Legion Post 75 in Gloucester was on warning that the insurance on its building would be cancelled unless the roof was replaced. Post adjutant Rick Ward described the organization’s plight in a July 24 Gazette-Journal article, and the response resulted in a new roof for the veterans’ headquarters.
Ward said his cash-strapped post was contacted by organizations and individuals, mostly from outside this area, that wanted to help financially. He collected about $1,200 in donations, including money from a Williamsburg man who also solicited contributions from his friends.
Waste Management helped out, donating the use of two containers and hauling away the old shingles at no cost. Ward said Joe Fary of W.T. Fary Bros. Lumber Company, Gloucester, also contributed by giving the post a generous price break on the needed materials.
What the post was still in need of was labor, and Gloucester resident Mike Hedrick and his son, Jeremy Hedrick, took care of t...
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