From supporting Special Olympics to helping the Osakis Visitor Center and donating to veteran causes, the Osakis VFW’s charitable gambling proceeds make an impact in the community.

The VFW released its report for January through June 2019 that shows how more than $21,500 was distributed:

January

Reed Dewinter, Scholarship $1,000.00

Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts $250.00

Wings of Mercy $500.00

Patriot Dogs, Dept. of MN VFW Commander’s project $500.00

Fishing for the Cure $200.00

City of Osakis $500.00

Jason Baker, Scholarship $500.00

Legal Serviest of Northwest MN $200.00

Total $3,650.00

February

Special Olympics $500.00

Ducks Unlimited $250.00

Osakis High School, Trap League $500.00

Gold Star Family Weekend $200.00

St Judes $200.00

MN National Guard Youth Camp $200.00

City of Osakis, Kids’ Easter Day $400.00

City of Osakis, Youth Volleyball $500.00

City of Osakis, Visitor Center $1,700.00

Patriotic Coloring Book Contest $31.00

Total $4,481.00

March

Osakis Public School $200.00

Eagles Healing Nest $200.00

MN Medal of Honor Memorial $200.00

Osakis Seniors Home, Delivered Meals Program $500.00

MN Warriors Ice Hockey $100.00

City of Osakis $200.00

Kiara Hensley, Scholarship $500.00

Erika Baker, Coloring Book Contest $35.00

Lexy Marthaler, Coloring Book Contest $25.00

Elliana Wiener $15.00

Total $1,975.00

April

Honor Guard uniforms $515.15

Let’s Go Fishing $200.00

Alexandria Shrine Circus, Kids’ tickets $200.00

Toys for Tots $300.00

MN EMS Honor Guard $100.00

Veterans in the Outdoors $100.00

The Mission Project $200.00

City of Osakis $2,000.00

City of Osakis $300.00

Flags for Church Donations $403.00

Eagles Healing Nest $500.00

Toys for Tots $100.00

Eagles Healing Nest $40.00

Total $4,958.15

May

Nicole Waltzing, Scholarship $500.00

Vets Float Memorial $50.00

St Judes Bike A Thon $200.00

City of Osakis, Festival Parade $200.00

City of Osakis, Festival Kids Activities $200.00

City of Osakis, Trail Blazers $300.00

City of Osakis, Moonshine Madness Kids Activities $500.00

City of Osakis, Summer Recreation Program $500.00

Patriot Paws $200.00

City of Osakis, Bike Rodeo $500.00

Wreaths for Vets Float $101.41

Department of MN VFW $987.50

Total $4,238.91

June

Vets Float Repair $187.83

Veterans Campground $200.00

Salvation Army $200.00

Osakis Women’s Association $300.00

City of Osakis $834.26

Volunteer Dinner $55.91

Osakis Public School $500.00

Total $2,278.00

Total gambling donations, January – June, 2019 — $21,581.06

Additional Post 7902 donations, January – June, 2019 — $ 3,676.32

Additional Post 7902 Auxiliary donations, January – June, 2019 — $2,316.13

Grand total Post 7902 donations, January – June, 2019 — $27,573.51