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Wilkens family donates $9,400 to veterans fund

Fundraising efforts by the Ray Wilkens family continue to have a significant impact on local veteran programs in McLeod County.
Recently, the Wilkens family held a second memorial golf scramble in their father’s memory, and family members Chad Wilkens, Jen Heuer and Bryan Wilkens presented a check for $9,400 to McLeod County Veterans Association Chairman Ron Yurek. Total donations over the past two years are over $20,000.
Seeing shortfalls in existing state and federal programs, the McLeod County Veterans Association Assistance Fund was created in January 2011 to supplement other assistance programs to help local veterans, current military families and their survivors faced with specific financial hardships. Using its 501c19 status, the association seeks to provide help when and where other programs could not.

For more, see the Aug. 3 print edition of The Chronicle.