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VFW Ohio Charities Donates $4,000 To The Families Of Fallen Westerville Officers
Columbus, Ohio (February 15, 2018) – VFW of Ohio Charities has donated $4,000 to the families of two Westerville police officers who were slain in the line of duty this past Saturday while responding to a 911 call.

“This is a tragic loss for the officers’ families, the Westerville community and our nation,” said Bill Seagraves, Director of VFW of Ohio Charities.  “Like all first responders, officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli courageously put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their community, and sadly they lost their lives.  We have a moral obligation to support these heroes’ families.”

The funds were donated through the CME Federal Credit Union and divided equally between each officer’s family.

VFW of Ohio Charities’ donation has been made possible through the use of a statewide charitable video raffle program operated by the Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition (OVFCC) at posts and lodges throughout Ohio.  Since it began in 2011, the video raffle program has raised nearly $35 million for charities.

The OVFCC is the voice of more than 2.1 million members and their families who are active in more than 1,700 posts and clubs throughout Ohio.  The OVFCC is an unincorporated association that was established in 2003 to achieve consensus and develop policy on various issues affecting Ohio veterans and fraternal organizations. Member organizations have input regarding charitable gaming as well as legislation, rules and regulations that impact veterans and fraternal organizations.