The armed forces in our country don’t get enough credit for what they do in my opinion, especially soldiers who are injured on the job. When Alabama soldiers gets hurt on active duty, they turn to the Department of Alabama Disabled American Veterans for help.
The Alabama Disabled American Veterans unit need to raise funds for military service men and women who need it, so Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus haved stepped in to help our armed forces. Miley and her father are teaming up with Lee Belcher, Commander of Marengo County DAV Chapter 31, who is currently selling tickets for the chance to win an autographed guitar from Miley and Billy Ray.
Mr Belcher said a sluggish economy has depleted state reserves set aside to aid financially struggling American Veterans. Each ticket costs $2, with the money going to replenish county and state coffers.
“The DAV is sometimes called on to help with power bills, water bills and other things like that. With the economy being down, more people have needed more help and that’s pulled down our available funding,” said Belcher.
One dollar from each ticket sold will remain in Marengo County, with the other dollar being sent up to the state level. A block of tickets has also been given to the Demopolis High School ROTC program, who are equally limited on funding.
Belcher said: “The ROTC will keep 50 cents of every ticket they sell to help with their program. We’re still going to send $1 to the state but Marengo DAV Chapter 31 will share 50% of our dollar to help raise some money.“
The statewide drawing is to be held on December 21st 2009. Well done to Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus for stepping in and helping our soldiers.