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McCaffrey and Lyles companies donate $5,000 to Madera VFW

The McCaffrey and Lyles companies have donated $5,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981 in Madera to replace items that were stolen from its storage facility last month.

Missing from the facility was the veteran group’s honor guard supplies which are used in funeral services for veterans and at Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day events.

Boy Scout Troop 117 also lost its camping supplies which were stored at the facility.

“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 post commander. “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.”

The McCaffrey and Lyles groups are giving back to a community where they are planning to build Tesoro Viejo, a master planned development. The community will have 5,200 homes, 3 million square-feet of retail, office and commercial space, and 400 acres of open space for walking, hiking and biking.

“We have a strong belief in our community,” said Robert McCaffrey, chief executive officer of McCaffrey Homes, “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.”

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