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VFW Auxiliary head's goal is to help vets, community

 

March 27, 2019

CATHY LINDSAY, center, takes the oath of office as state president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

When people think about the VFW building on Highway 20, they figure it's "just some bar" where veterans and members get drunk, says Cathy Lindsay.

She's tired of people thinking that and she's working to change it.

"We do more than that," she said. "We're here to help our children, we're here to help our veterans, and help our community."

Lindsay, of Sweet Home, is president of the Department of Oregon of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She heads 5,247 auxiliary members across the state who run several programs to help children, veterans, families of veterans, and others who just pl...



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