Thanks to the generosity of a local veterans organization, a fellow vet and widow now has a car to call her own.
VFW Post 7174, located at 12 Pine Street, The Plins, Thursday donated a 2012 Ford Fusion to Belpre Resident, Emma Cameron.
According to Post Quartermaster, John Keirns, 15 requests were made for the car. In turn, the members made their decision based on which applicant apparently needed the car the most.
Over the years, Post 7174 has given 4 cars away to needy individuals. Keirns specified that “the people we donate things to are veterans, widows or widowers of vets, and anyone who has a veteran in their family.”
Keirns stated, “We chose Emma because she’s a veteran, and a widow, who has several children that she needs to take to appointments every week.”
Cameron was a member of the U.S. Air Force who lost her husband several years ago. She also has five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren that she cares for — in addition to babysitting two other children.