I received a letter at the November meeting from the Commandant of the Onslow County Detachment, MCL #262 in North Carolina. Commandant Lee Walker expressed his “thank you” for our support to local Marines after Hurricane Florence and that things were bad for a few weeks. He also included a letter for Mario Monaco that I delivered.
I have been in contact with Lee and with other Commandants in North Carolina and Georgia. Some said they didn’t need help but others confidentially told me where the stood. We evaluated and made the correct choices.
On Friday morning, I received a phone call for a Marine member of the Hempsted Detachment thanking Slattery for the assistance that was received by him. We talked for some time and he told me that his home was flooded out and the first floor would have to be totally renovated.
He said that he and his young wife were totally shocked by the kindness shown and that the money would help them rebuild their lives. He said, “His wife sends her thanks and love.” He went on to say that a formal letter would be coming to Slattery shortly.