Bob Harper and Dean Quigley of the VFW pose with Cindy Goodwin and Sari Weiss of the city of Mercer Island’s Youth and Family Services (YFS) Department.

Island veterans lend a holiday helping hand to YFS

The Mercer Island VFW Post 5760 donated $1,000 in QFC gift cards to the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) department’s Family and Emergency Assistance Program on Nov. 21.

“MIYFS is a very appreciative recipient of the support granted from VFW over the years,” said Sari Weiss, the development officer for the department.

Dean Quigley, a VFW member and WWII veteran, was instrumental in the founding of Youth and Family Services in 1973. He helped present the donation with Bob Harper, a former vice commander of Post 5760. The Mercer Island VFW post, which has 102 members, meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

MIYFS Director Cindy Goodwin said the donation will help the department serve Island families in need during the holidays.

For more on the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the local Mercer Island post, see www.vfwmercerisland.org.

For more on MIYFS, see the city’s website.

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