Sussex County Women Present Donations to Support Families of the Fallen
In late October, the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club, Inc. (SCRWC) initiated a grass roots effort to collect donations to support Fisher House for Families of the Fallen and USO Families of the Fallen at Dover AFB. “Donations were collected during November and December, a time for counting our blessings,giving to others, and reminding Delawareans about this most worthy organization that is on our soil” stated Gale White, President of SCRWC, and Air Force veteran.
On January 30th, a crisp, chilly morning at Dover AFB, two wrapped boxes containing envelopes of personal checks were presented in front of the Fisher House to TSgt. Cheryl Uylaki, NCOIC Fisher House, and Yolanda Bottorf, Families of the Fallen Support Manager by four members of SCRWC, Pam Fitzgerald, Sally Duveneck, Eileen Beveridge, and Gale White. Also present were Bruce Kmiec, USO Delaware Operations and Programs Manager, and Bill Flanders, USO Delaware Programs Coordinator. $3,500 in donations were presented to TSgt. Uylaki, and $2,000 in donations were presented to Yolanda Bottorf.
Many words of appreciation were exchanged as well as handshakes and hugs. “Yolanda and I are very grateful for the donations, and would like to thank everyone for their generosity,” stated TSgt. Uylaki.