Attended by many who served in Vietnam, the Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center’s sixth annual car show and barbecue on Saturday, August 27, raised funds for the Fisher House Foundation of Palo Alto. The foundation operates homes located near veterans’ hospitals throughout the U.S. that help family members remain close to wounded service members during rehab and other medical treatment.
Event organizer Bruce Utecht compared the Fisher Foundation’s facilities to the widely known Ronald McDonald houses for families of hospitalized children.
The event is the brainchild of Rose Ann “Snookie” DelBen of Redwood City. “My dad was in World War II and the Korean War,” DelBen said. “I just think our veterans need to be acknowledged and supported.”