American Legion donates to Warrior House

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 7 December 2021 at 8:42 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Members of the Butts-Clark American Legion Post in Medina made a donation to the Warrior House on Saturday. Here, Dave Morien presents a check to Warrior House owner Pete Zeliff as Jim Wells, left, and Legion commander Glen Whitmore at right look on.

MEDINA – The Butts-Clark American Legion Post on Saturday gave out the last donation from its raffle held throughout the spring and summer.

The first of the profits given out over a month ago was $2,500 to the winner of the raffle. The remaining $1,000 was divided between the Legion to help with expenses and the Warrior House on Salt Works Road, a retreat for veterans.

Legion members Jim Wells, Dave Morien and Commander Glen Whitmore presented Warrior House owner Pete Zeliff with a check for $500 on Saturday morning.

“We had hoped for a larger amount, but everything helps,” Whitmore said.

Zeliff said every donation is appreciated, especially as the Warrior House didn’t do any fundraising last year due to Covid.

“We are blessed with people like this who step up to support us and keep us going,” Zeliff said.

The Warrior House is an unused farmhouse on Zeliff’s property on Salt Works Road, which he has donated as a weekend retreat for veterans, who spend weekends there while enjoying hunting excursions. All expenses are paid, including food, for the veterans.