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Osakis VFW charitable gambling donates $64,000 in six months

Causes ranged from cancer research and military appreciation to helping veterans and children.

EP Osakis
Lowell Anderson | Echo Press

OSAKIS — The Osakis VFW distributed more than $64,000 in the last half of 2021 to causes ranging from cancer research and military appreciation to helping veterans and children.

Here’s a list of the donations that were made through the VFW's charitable gambling proceeds:

July

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

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Osakis Sportsmen Club – $750

Osakis Lake Association Stocking Walleyes – $300

Wood-N-Hearts – $1,500

Local Hardship donation – $500

Osakis Lions Project (Galeon Veterans Flag display) – $550

Osakis Fire Department – $600

Total – $4,750

August

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Silverstreaks Gridiron Club – $500

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Mayo Clinic Cancer Research (Bob Sinot) – $200

Osakis Family Foods (Veterans picnic) – $131.46

Douglas County Sheriff’s Honor Guard – $300

City of Osakis for Police portable radios – $3,500

Minnesota Softball Tournament (Military appreciation) – $300

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Local community hardship – $500

Osakis Lake Association – $150

Sauk Centre Eagles Healing Nest – $250

Air Bears – $250

Lakes Area Law Dogs – $250

Under Dog Rescue – $250

Total – $7,131.46

September

General John W. Vessey Foundation – $300

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Salvation Army – $200

Osakis Public School FFA donation – $500

Alexandria Composite Squad Civil Air Patrol – $300

Galeon Senior Living donation – $500

Sauk Centre Eagles Healing Nest – $219.93

Total – $2,569.93

October 

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital – $200

Veterans Campground on Big Marine Lake – $300

Someplace Safe – $300

Patriot Paws – $300

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Osakis Women’s Association (Halloween party) – $500

Osakis Public School (Donation for all athletics) – $5,000

Underdog Rescue – $250

Local Community hardship – $500

St Agnes School Workathon – $300

Minnesota Warriors ice hockey – $200

Wreaths Across America wreath stands – $547.08

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Hands of Hope – $200

Samaritan Purse Shoe Box – $200

Todd County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit – $1,000

Toys for Kids Marine Corps League Alexandria – $1,000

Juvenile Diabetes Research – $500

Total – $11,847.08

November

Salvation Army – $300

Pioneer PBS – $100

American Heroes Outdoor Living Hearts – $500

Central Lakes Area Rescue – $450

Local community hardship – $500

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Wreaths Across America wreaths purchase – $3,860

City of Osakis donation for music at anniversary party – $300

Donation to City of Osakis from Purse Bingo event – $5,656.12

Osakis Women’s Association Donation – $5,000

Best Christmas Ever project – $5,000

Fergus Falls, Hastings, Silver Bay, Luverne and Minneapolis Veterans Homes ($1,000 each) – $5,000

Osakis Public School trip sponsorship – $400

City of Osakis Improvements (Purse Bingo proceeds) – $5,000

Total – $32,166.12

December

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Christmas Baskets for homebound Veterans – $950.53

Wood-N-Hearts Veterans donation – $100

St Agnes School kids camp – $500

Praise Live – $200

Elder Network – $300

Folds of Honor, Minnesota VFW Charitable Association – $1,000

Elim Lutheran Church (Veterans Christmas dinner) – $500

Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving dinner – $500

Alexandria Industries Charitable Association – $1,000

Total – $5,600.53

Total charitable gambling donations, July through December 2021 – $64,065.

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