Sportsmen’s group demonstrates community concern

Published 5:30 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

When people pull together for a common cause, especially if it’s to build or support something or someone, they can achieve much.

That was notably demonstrated on Saturday evening when members of the Virginia Hound Heritage board of directors gave a $10,000 check to the Hunters for the Hungry program. As many of you might already be aware, H4H is dedicated in large part to getting from hunters donations of the deer meat they harvest. That in turn can be distributed to individuals, families and even food banks or soup kitchens.

Last year, H4H was reportedly told by two of its corporate donors they could no longer make monetary donations. On learning this, the VHH stepped up and first organized the fundraiser that went to buy a portable walk-in meat cooler. That has already been used at different sites where hunters can share their harvest. Then, a new collection went into gear, which was realized over the weekend.

It’s gratifying to know that the VHH is focused on community needs as much as actual hunting. The group’s action speaks well for not only the members, but those of you who contribute to such fundraisers as a way to help other people.