Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by Cass County Community Foundation
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation.
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The Cass County Community Foundation announced today the Establishment of the “Cass County Honor Guard” Pass-Through Fund to accept tax-deductible donations to assist the Guard in continuing their work for local veterans.
The Cass County Honor Guard is a group of veteran volunteers who offer a special memorial rite at the funeral services of Cass County Veterans. The Honor Guard typically serves between 70 to 100 families per year, with 9 to 12 members participating in the solemn rite. Those serving buy and care for their own uniforms but there are other on-going expenses such as rifles, ammo, ties, gloves, rain gear, etc. They also must have transportation, which through a grant from the Judge Rick Maughmer Family Fund, CCCF helped them purchase a fifteen-passenger van last year to travel to the services.
Deanna Crispen, CCCF President & CEO shared, “During the last several years, it has been my great privilege to work with the Cass County Honor Guard volunteers and more importantly to witness their service at funerals for our veterans. Their words and their actions during these hard times remind us all of the true sacrifices our veterans have made and offers comfort to the families. They need and are most deserving of our help.”
Donations to the Cass County Honor Guard Fund may be made to the Cass County Community Foundation/Honor Guard, P.O. Box 441, Logansport, Indiana 46947.
For more information contact the Cass County Community Foundation at 574-722-2200.