The Fairfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6924 hosted a luncheon on Oct. 18 to honor Travis Mills and the creation of the Travis Mills Foundation. Mills, a retired United States Army staff sergeant of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms, according to a news release from the Post. In September 2013, Mills founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization developed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans.

The Fairfield VFW Post 6924 Auxiliary learned of his project and decided to lend a hand. Through the sale of pledge cards, the Auxiliary was able to raise $5,542. In return, Post 6924 decided to match it for a total of $11,084, which was presented directly to Travis Mills on behalf of his foundation.

Throughout the year, the Auxiliary holds crafts fairs, barbecues, bake sales and raffles in order to assist local charities and organizations. Much of the work is done by the members of the Auxiliary, but these functions would not be successful without the support of the area community.

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