The Daniel D. Fernandez, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9676 in Los Lunas is requesting local residents, merchants and organizations help them with their October 2020 Food and Personal Hygiene Items Drive.
Post 9676 members know that because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and loss of jobs, many Valencia County resident are struggling. Not only are some Valencia County residents having trouble putting food on their families’ tables, but there are many residents who cannot afford to purchase simple personal hygiene items.
For this reason, Post Commander Chet Pino and Post 9676 members have decided one way to help a significant number of Valencia County residents, with minimal risk to the public, is to request that the more fortunate in our community donate food and personal hygiene items and/or cash to this most worthy cause.
The Post’s Food and Personal Hygiene Items Drive will start on Thursday, Oct. 1, and end at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17.
If you would like to donate non-perishable food or personal hygiene items, call Commander Chet Pino at 414-0288, or Quartermaster Jack Lovato at 550-4076 and a post member will meet you at the post to accept your donation.
The post home is the yellow building (former Los Lunas Train Depot) located at the entrance to the Daniel D. Fernandez Memorial Park, 1201 N.M. 314 in Los Lunas.
The post members will also keep the buidling open to receive donations for two consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17.
If you would like to make a cash donation so that the post can purchase non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for needy Valencia County families, just visit their website, vfw9676.org. Be sure to identify your donation as related to the Food and Personal Hygiene Items Drive.
All donations will be distributed to Valencia County residents via local churches, food pantries and food banks.