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Sharpsburg VFW Post 709 hosts bingo to benefit hurricane victims

Tawnya Panizzi
| Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Gift baskets line a table at the Sharpsburg VFW Post 709 in preparation of a bingo on Nov. 19 to benefit hurricane victims.
Tawnya Panizzi | Tribune-Review
Gift baskets line a table at the Sharpsburg VFW Post 709 in preparation of a bingo on Nov. 19 to benefit hurricane victims.

Sharpsburg VFW Post 709 will host a bingo on Nov. 19 to benefit victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $30 for 18 cards.

VFW Steward Diane Kozera said bartenders and patrons have donated items for more than a dozen raffle baskets that include prizes like Yankee candles, a Steelers jacket and restaurant gift cards.

Irma cause widespread damage in early September throughout the Caribbean and Florida Keys. Harvey hit Texas in late August and the flooding displaced thousands of Houston residents.

Members of VFW Post 709 often rally around those in need, Kozera said. She and other staff are currently collecting toiletries, socks and scarves to deliver at Christmas to the Veterans Place in Pittsburgh's East End. It's a tradition they started in 2016, when they filled gift bags with hats, gloves and shaving cream for each of the 38 men who live at the transitional housing facility.

The VFW is at 1007 Main Street. To purchase tickets for bingo, call 412-781-7771 after 3 p.m.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

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