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VFW Hosts 5k Run/Walk for Warriors


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6527 in Greenwood, Arkansas, hosted a chipped-timed 5K Run/Walk for Warriors on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Over $12,000 of the monies raised will help or assist destitute veterans in Arkansas through the Veterans Villages of America, Inc.

The day kicked off with a 5K check-in at the VFW Post. The starting place on the route took over 200 registered runners up Bell Road, behind the high school and back down Main Street. Runners finished the race finish at Town Square.

Volunteers manned various stations along the route. Medals for the different age groups and door prizes concluded the day.

The overwhelmingly successful event was fun for all who attended. “It was definitely evident that everyone truly enjoyed being out, being social, and doing something good for themselves,” shared event coordinator and Arkansas State VFW Chaplain Tanya Taylor. “Most importantly, doing something so wonderful to help our veterans that are struggling right now.”

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