CHEEKTOWAGA – A benefit will be held in November to support a Vietnam combat veteran displaced by an apartment fire earlier this month.
Ed Taton lost everything in a fast-moving fire that destroyed his Cayuga Creek Road apartment on October 4th.
Over $5,000 was raised in the last month, and now family members are hosting a benefit in Lancaster next month to assist the disabled veteran further.
Family members say Mr. Taton rented the house and did not have renter’s insurance according to a flyer posted to Facebook. They hope the community can come together to “help alleviate some of the stress and financial strain” the fire caused.
“Ed served our nation as a Marine in Vietnam starting Easter Sunday in 1965 and was there for 13 months. During that service, Ed was exposed to Agent Orange, and is now disabled,” the flyer reads.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held on November 25th from 12 pm – 5 pm at the Lancaster Depew Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster.
You can contact Kim at 716-292-8564 or Tammie 716-601-9552 for ticket information.
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