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Historic Tulsa VFW asks for donations after facing building trouble

by: Cailey Dougherty Updated:

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

 

  • The VFW building near downtown Tulsa needs a new roof and heater.
  • They are asking for donations to help cover the costs.
  • The VFW cannot provide services until the repairs are made.

 

A historic Tulsa group with roots going back nearly 100 years is facing trouble.

VFW Post 577 is raising funds for needed repairs to their building.

They provide a variety of services to veterans in Tulsa, including hot meals twice a week.

FOX23 Cailey Dougherty talked to officials from the VFW

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The post makes most of their revenue from renting out the auditorium, which they cannot do, as their heater went out Thursday.

Upon inspection, they found out they also need a new roof.

The post is taking donations, and they said the heater alone will cost more than $20,000 to replace.

They cannot provide services without the building, and they said the building located near 6th and Peoria is part of who they are.

The post has been at that location since 1947, but the building itself dates back to 1918.

Go to the VFW's website for more information on how to help.