Military Vets team up with Victoria Harley-Davidson to collect donations for Coast Guard families

American Legion Riders Post 166 is working to collect donations for Coast Guard families affected by the Government Shutdown.

Adam Daughtrey and his wife Shannon Daughtrey, two members of the American Legion Riders, say anyone interested in donating house hold items or gift cards can drop them off at the Victoria Harley-Davidson located at 608 N Moody St. in Downtown Victoria.

Items being collected include non-perishable items like pastas, canned foods, toiletries, toilet paper, rice, beans and HEB gift cards of any amount.

Barry Lauger, an American Legion Rider and Environmental Health and Safety Director for Lauger Companies got the word out to his workers and 21 employees raised $200 for HEB gift cards to donate.

American Legion Rider Director Brad Vorpahal says Veterans throughout the community have really pulled together because many have been in this situation before.

“My wife and me came up with $30 bucks that’s all we had,” Vorpahal said. “You know if everybody can do their little part $10, $5. You know go grab some paper towels or some deodorant, female products because that will all impact them. Just that little bit shows you care.”

Designated donation boxes will be in place Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All donations will be taken to Point O’Connor Coast Guard families that are working without pay.

Monetary donations can also be online via PayPal to AmericanLegionPost166@gmail.com.

Military Vets team up with Victoria Harley-Davidson to collect donations for Coast Guard families

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