The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Salvage Dawgs Veteran Support Group, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Phyllis Wilson and Dan Marron from the local Salvage Dawgs Veteran Support Group, spoke about their organization formed in 2016 to collect scrap metal and turn it into cash to support Christian County veterans. Wilson told the group that a group of retirees founded the organization, and with volunteers, collects various scrap metal which they then sell to Mid-State Salvage. Those dollars are then given either in cash, merchandise or service, to Christian County veterans, depending on their particular need.
Wilson added that in the going-on 3 years the Salvage Dawgs Veteran Support Group has existed, they’ve collected 169 tons of metal scrap and turned into nearly 24-thousand dollars which has been given to 83 Christian County veterans and their families.
The group will hold a fund-raiser at the Webster and Main Cross corner in Taylorville on April 19th and 20th.
For more information on the group, contact Wilson at 561-6003.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.