Donation for veterans

Courtesy of Clinton AMVETS Pictured are members of the 1st National Bank staff and eight AMVETS Post 14 members at the check presentation ceremony on November 20.

Clinton AMVETS accepts donation for vets from FNB

CLINTON — The Clinton First National Bank recently selected Clinton AMVETS Post 14 to be one of the Clinton Veteran organizations to receive a fabulous donation to help Veterans.  A very generous contribution of $1,000 was made to Post 14. 

The members of the Post recently voted to use part of this year’s above-and-beyond holiday donations to help a Clinton veteran family during the Christmas season.  As in the past several years, AMVETS Post 14 adopted a Clinton veteran family to be its Operation Red Sleigh recipient.  

This year the Post members voted to provide a total of $1,000 (for gifts to the children as well as food) for a local veteran family.  The Post also voted to give an additional $300 to the Department of Illinois for the Illinois AMVETS Operation Red Sleigh program.

The AMVETS of Illinois Operation Red Sleigh is designed to select a veteran family during the Christmas season and provide gifts for the children and some money for a special holiday meal.  This year, over 50 families in the state of Illinois will be recipients of the program. 


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