Dear editor:

(An open letter to the residents of Aransas County)

The Rockport American GI Forum is a local non-profit patriotic veteran family organization, which has helped many veterans, local and statewide, for more than 60 years. Our members include a large number of Lifetime Veterans, men and women, from all walks of life, race, ethnicity, and age. We have provided financial aid, trips to VA hospitals, helped with funerals, medical bills, groceries, and many other needs for our veterans.

Through the years, our main source of income has been our weekly bingo games. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to host bingo for some time, and now find us with no means of income, while expenses continue to pile up. We’ll be resuming our bingo games soon, but in the meantime, we need your help. We are asking for donations from our community so that we may continue to support our local veterans.

Donations can be mailed to: Rockport American GI Forum, P.O. Box 181, Rockport, TX 78381

Our thanks go out to all those who have supported our organization and our veterans in the past. You have our heartfelt and sincere appreciation. We look forward to having the chance to partner with you in the future as we continue to support our veterans.

We hope to see you at bingo very soon.

Jerry Pearce,

Commander

Frank Uecker,

Vice-Commander

Richard Dominguez, Secretary/Treasurer

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