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CAN TABS NEEDED
For many years Comrade "Pete" Slusher has been collecting aluminum can tabs on an ad-hoc basis. I didn't know the significance of the tabs until I just did a little research.
For almost 15 years the Shriners have been collecting the tabs in support of their program to provide funds for the world class Boston Hospital burn treatment program. The hospital provides much of its burn services free to the needy due to the efforts of the Shriners. Funding for the Boston Hospital burn program comes from many sources but part of it, in no small way, comes from the Shriners selling the pure aluminum can tabs.
Aluminum can tabs are made of pure aluminum unlike the can itself. The value of the pure aluminum tabs is lost if they are recycled with the whole can. By snapping off the can tabs and getting them to the Shriners we can make a contribution to their wonderful program. All the significant funds the Shriners get from selling the pure aluminum tabs goes the Boston Burn Clinic.
Pete has the contact to get the tabs to the Shriners. As a new Post Community Service initiative lets have everyone make a concerted effort to get the tabs from their aluminum cans to Post members at VFW events and at Bingo.
I'll keep a count and we'll publicize it in the Newsletter so we can see how we are doing from week to week month to month etc.
tells me that two local kids were burned some time ago in Manassas in
a tragic accident and were beneficiaries of the free Boston Burn Clinic
program. This can be a case where a very little effort done by a
whole lot of people can have a very big impact, so lets all go to work on
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VFW Post 7589
PO Box 10206
Manassas, VA 20108-0668