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Monday, 18 November 2013 08:19

Huffman’s primary charity of choice during the last decade has been the Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley.  Huffman over the years was the primary contributor, although there have been other contributors.  After Huffman started Vets for Full Representation, Inc. (www.vets4fullrepresentation.com) he was forced to scale back some of his contributions to the museum in order to contribute to Vets for Full Representation.  During those years, the museum and the West Virginia Deerwalk Veterans Association have a history of doing veteran projects together.  Deerwalk provided much of the manpower.  Key persons in each of those organizations have been ill as of late, and it looked like an event was not going to happen.  The West Virginia Wood County Commission was donating funds in order for the Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley to have a Veterans Day picnic for veterans Sunday afternoon, the 10th of November, 2013 on the Marine Corps Birthday, one day before Veterans Day.  Meanwhile, Huffman received a phone call from Walmart.  Walmart wanted to have a special event for veterans in Wood County, West Virginia and needed a speaker and had heard about Huffman.  Huffman didn’t return the call at first because of being involved in work and so many activities; he just didn’t remember.  Then Huffman remembered, “I need to return this call to Wal-Mart”.  At the time Huffman returned the call was at the same time the Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley was about to cancel the Veterans Day picnic on the 10th of November because of the lack of help.  It was just what was needed.  Huffman was able to get Walmart and the Veterans Museum together.  The Veterans Museum then had all the manpower it needed.  The ROTC joined in to assist as well.  The picnic turned out to be a success.  There was lots of food and music by the Mixx Band.  Like the old Yankee, Yogi Berra says, “it ain’t over till it’s over”.  Walmart got what it wanted assisting veterans on Veterans Day.  The museum got what it needed.  It’s a team that may go on in the future assisting veterans.