CCHF needs to raise $25K for May trip, can take more vets

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 17, 2010

Organizers of this year’s Covington Regional Honor Flight, a group dedicated to taking veterans to the nation’s Capitol to see their war memorials, need to raise $25,000 for their trip planned for May 15.

Tonitta Sauls said Thursday this year’s chartered flight will leave from the South Alabama Regional Airport. So far, 42 veterans and 39 guardians have signed up to travel, and as many as 120 can participate in the flight.

The trip is free for veterans, but guardians who travel with the vets and assist them in the trip must pay $550.

Any veteran interested in applying for a seat on the flight should contact Tonitta Sauls at 334-504-1450 or Pam Steele at 334-428-2619. Those interested in being a guardian should call either Sauls or Steele.

Those who wish to contribute to the travel expense may send tax-deductible contributions to: CHRF, c/o Covington County Commission, P.O. Box 188, Andalusia, AL 36420.