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December 9, 2017 - Members of Division 4 visited the Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville, PA) and the Southeastern Veterans Center (Spring City, PA). This was an extra special year because it marks our tenth year visiting these two veteran centers!

The veterans were extremely excited and happy to see the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Some even remembered us from previous years! Once again, we had a special guest appear at the both Veteran Centers. Direct from the North Pole...Santa Claus (also known to some as A. Lindsay from Flotilla 43)! There were never so many smiles when the veterans saw Santa Claus! We also handed each veteran a Christmas card at both facilities and spent a few minutes visiting each one.

We donated a record dollar amount of basic personal needs for the veterans. At both VA's, the staff kept exclaiming, "You mean there is more!" The staff was overwhelmed at each VA with the generosity they received from members of Division 4; along with our corporate and private donors.

All the veterans were extremely happy and thankful that the "Coast Guard" did not forget them and are looking forward to seeing us next year!

Spring City visit Southeastern VA: L - M. Lucas and J. Skvarla unloading the Flotilla 44 trailer

Spring City Visit Flotilla 44 cargo trailer loaded with basic needs items for the Southeastern Veterans Center in
 Spring City, PA

Spring City visit Southeastern VA: L - S. Graham, M. Blumenthal, D. Spataccino, M. Lucas, J. Brozonis,
Santa Claus (aka A. Lindsay) L. Skvarla, K. Spataccino

Coatesville visit Coatesville VA: L - M. Lucas, J. Brozonis, friend of T. Foley, T. Foley, J. Powell,
Santa Claus (aka A. Lindsay), D. McConnell, D. Spataccino, K. Spataccino, L. Skvarla

Coatesville visit Coatesville VA: Flotilla 44 cargo trailer loaded with basic needs items for the veterans
at the Coatesville VA

A big heartfelt thanks goes to all our corporate donors and private donors:

Comfort Products (Croydon Sock Factory)
POW-MIA Forget-Me-Nots
M. Lucas and her friends, family and contacts
D. and K. Spataccino and their family, friends and contacts
Boscov's Department Store, Coventry Mall, Pottstown, PA
A special BIG thank you to our "special guest," Santa Claus aka A. Lindsay
Since there are too many to personally acknowledge: Thank you to all the Auxiliarists of Division 4 who donated to this important project! Without your kind and generous donations, our VA visits would not have been such a huge success for our tenth year!


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