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VFW Post 577 helps veterans but needs help of their own

Posted at 5:47 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 19:46:43-05

TULSA, Okla. — As Oklahomans and the nation celebrate Veteran's Day, one of the longest symbols for veterans is the Tulsa VFW post 577.

Constructed in 1920, the building is now 100 years old. With the age of the building, comes the problems that need to be repaired.

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Victor St. Clair now helps veterans with transitioning and other needs.

St. Clair said the building is in desperate need of repairs.

“We need to revamp the building. It’s not to code," St. Clair said.

The bathrooms have holes in the walls, the air conditioning and heating is out dated, and the roof needs to be replaced.

The cost of repairs will be astronomical for the post, which is a non-profit organization.

“A guestimate, I’d say half a million to three quarters,” St. Clair said.

The building had only cost $50,000 to construct in 1920.

If you would like to donate to keep VFW post 577 up and running, click here.


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