Rally4Veterans donates $50,000 to send dozens of area veterans on Honor Flight

Rally Point in Laurens played host to Rally4Veterans’ annual year-end

celebration. Here are board members for Rally4Veterans and Brushy

Creek Honor Flights. Front row left to right: Brian Runneberg, Vani

Ahlers, Ron Newsum. Second row: Ann Harrison, Orene Cressler

and Bob Schuler. Third row: Cricket Metzger, Liza Ludwig and Sheryl

Ahlers. Fourth row: Jane Else. Back row: Mel Schroeder and Lee

Bailey. Photo by Jamie Whitney


Laurens Sun

Rally4Veterans was founded by Vani Ahlers in 2015 in Laurens as way to give back to Iowa veterans. Since then it has blossomed into a regional group.

This year the organization hosted fundraisers in six Northwest Iowa counties to make a sizable donation to the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, which sends World War II, Korean War, and now Vietnam War era veterans to the nation’s capital to see the monuments they earned.

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