Tyler Galligan, 10, of Walden along with the rest of his family, sold hot chocolate to benefit the Walden Veterans of Foreign Wars on Sunday.
Recently, the Walden VFW was broken into and all of their donations were stolen. Tyler came up with the idea to sell hot chocolate in order to get the money back.
“I wanted to help them,” Tyler said. “I said we should sell hot chocolate because I love hot chocolate.”
The family’s goal is to replace the donation money that was stolen. They also hope to fix the window that was broken when the VFW was stolen from. As of early yesterday afternoon, they had raised close to $1,000 from Sunday’s event and online fundraisers. Tyler’s parents were proud of their son for his clever idea.
“I think it’s really exciting, having young men and women valuing the Veterans,” said Vinny Reda, Tyler’s stepfather. “It’s nice when kids at a young age want to help out.”