Upon hearing about a break-in and theft at the VFW Post 1981 (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Madera's storage facility late last year, the McCaffrey and Lyles companies proudly stepped up to be good neighbors by lending their support to replace the stolen items.
In late December 2012 VFW Post 1981 was the victim of a robbery and lost their Honor Guard supplies used in presentations at funeral services for Veterans and at Memorial Day and Veteran's Day Events. Boy Scout Troop 117 also lost their camping supplies that were housed at the facility by the VFW. The McCaffrey and Lyles companies donated $5,000 towards the replacement of the items stolen and for repairs to the facility.
"Our Post is here to serve and support our fellow Veterans in the area who have given so much. We were devastated when we lost our supplies and the Boy Scouts supplies, and didn't know how we were going to afford to replace them," said Bob McCracken a Vietnam Veteran and Commander of VFW Post 1981. "The generosity of the McCaffrey and Lyles companies and others in the community means a great deal because it allows us to continue our service to our fellow Veterans."
"We have a strong belief in our community and are indebted to our Veterans who have given so much in service to our country as well as the Boy Scouts who are the very future of our community," said Robert McCaffrey, CEO of McCaffrey Homes. "The Lyles and the McCaffrey companies never hesitated when they were asked to assist VFW Post 1981 and the Boy Scouts. It is the least we can do for those who give so much to our community."
Three generations of homebuilding and community building, the Lyles and McCaffrey companies have deep roots in the Central Valley and have come together in partnership to build Tesoro Viejo; a master planned community in Madera County that will be the focal point of the Rio Mesa area. The innovative planned urban community will be the first of its kind in the region; and will grow naturally as Madera grew. A true sustainable, mixed-use destination Tesoro Viejo will offer 5,200 homes, 3 million square feet of non-residential space, 7,000 jobs and more than 400 acres of open space with 15 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails.
VFW Post 1981 services Madera and the Madera Ranchos communities. To learn more about the VFW and how you too can support those who gave their service to our country visit www.vwf.org. To learn more about Boy Scouts of America and how you too can support Troop 117 visit www.seqbsa.org