The inaugural Kenosha Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1865 Oktoberfest was all about helping veterans in need
The organization hosted the benefit Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the VFW building, 6618 39th Ave. Area residents attended the free and public event throughout the day.
The benefit featured food, raffles, music and information about community resources for those who served in the armed forces. Organizers also collected thermal underwear donations for homeless and at-risk of homelessness veterans.
Organizer Mary Carmody, of Midwest Veterans Closet, said no veteran should ever face homelessness. She said thermal underwear can help keep veterans warm as they travel during the fall and winter.
“We hope to make this an annual event for the veterans,” she said. “We hope to collect hundreds of thermal underwear for the homeless and at risk of homelessness that use public transportation.”
Among the politicians who attended were U.S. Sen. …