HAMMONTON – The Hammonton Rotary Club presented a check for $4,000 to the Angelo M. Scaltrito Disabled American Veterans Post 66 Jan. 4 to help pay for a recent kitchen renovation at the post home.
Post Commander Gordon Payne said the renovated kitchen will help the DAV in its mission to support veterans by making the hall on Egg Harbor Road suitable for special event rentals. The health department certified kitchen also provides support to veterans who use it as a prep area for their food truck businesses.
The Jan. 4 presentation was part of an ongoing partnership between the Hammonton Rotary Club and the DAV. A 2013 Rotary contribution of $2,500 for example helped make possible roof and building repairs at the post home.
Payne and Hammonton Rotary Club President Micky Doto said they were proud to see Rotary and the DAV work together for the greater good of local veterans and the Hammonton community.
Other plans for the DAV site include using undeveloped property behind the hall for recreation and barbecues. Payne said they hope to build a bandstand that can be used by the community for special events.
Hammonton Rotary Club’s support of local veterans is made possible by Hammonton area residents and businesses who patronize and sponsor the club’s fund-raising events including its inaugural Gravy vs Sauce competition set for Feb. 21 at Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Company Station 2, 51 N. White Horse Pike. See www.hammontongravyvssauce.com.
To learn more about the Hammonton Rotary Club’s community service projects see www.hammontonrotary.org or look for the Hammonton Rotary Club on Facebook and Twitter.