Holly Worthington donates Salisbury site for VFW use

A parcel donated to VFW Post 10159 on West Main Street will be used for barbecues and other outdoor events for the city’s youth.

“We can do a lot of nice things this summer,” said Dwight Watson of the VFW, adding he was surprised when Holly Worthington, who owned the property, called and asked if the VFW would like to have it.

“It’s been a blessing,” Watson said about the 5,000-square-foot piece of land.

The VFW, with 250 members, has back-to-school raffles to help students get book bags and other supplies, hosts Halloween parties and sponsors community events.

Worthington, a Realtor with ERA Martin and Associates in Salisbury and owner of Rewind Design home renovation company, said the land, adjacent to the VFW, once had a house on it.

“I donated it around Christmas, so they could have outside space. All they had was a parking lot.  It’s not big, probably less than a quarter acre, but it has city services and it’s commercially zoned,” Worthington said.

“They were thrilled. I think they thought there was a catch to it, but there wasn’t. They said they might put a pavilion on it so they can have cook-outs with kids,” said Worthington, who takes pleasure in helping others.

“I did some mission trips in Guatemala. I work with Habitat for Humanity and helped with gifts for the Salvation Army.

“In Guatemala, they really appreciate everything you do for them. We went into the mountains and did children and baby rescues. We took them down the mountain because they didn’t have any health care up there,” she said.

“I love it. If there was a way to do that kind of stuff and still pay my bills, that’s what I would do.”





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