Archive for June 29, 2011

Fundraising for Justin Mcloud–St. Louis Marine wounded in action

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on June 29, 2011 by spikestl

H/T The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis

Letter from VFW Post 2593

Dear Fellow American:

On December 10, 2010, United States Marine CPL Justin Mcloud lost both of his legs and his left arm after stepping on an improvised explosive device in the Helmand Province.

As part of our outreach campaign to help veterans the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 8, VFW Post 2593, its auxiliaries and the Marine Corp League Jeffco Detachment 707 are sponsoring a BBQ benefit on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 for CPL Justin Mcloud and his family.

We would greatly appreciate your donation to assist us in making this event successful for Justin whose sacrifices made possible the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Donations can be in the form of product(s), gift certificate(s) or tax-deductible monetary donation. Please make checks out to CPLJustin Mcloud and mail to:

VFW Post 2593

Justin Mcloud Benefit

Attn: Debbie Denny

2301 Church Road

Arnold, Missouri 63010

If you prefer, a representative of our Post would be more than happy to pick up your donation.

Thank you for your support of our veterans and for your consideration of this request.


Brad Denny

Brad Denny, Commander

Veterans of Foreign Wars


Post 2593


All money raised is collected by the Arnold VFW Post 2593, a registered non-profit. Checks should be made out to Justin Mcloud. The money is held in an escrow account, then transferred to Justin, tax-free, when he engages an attorney to ensure the transfer is properly made. The funds are not restricted. The post recognizes that, although health care is provided by the military, there are many other family needs–adapting a house, vehicle, etc.