Skip to comments.Boy’s ‘goblin insurance’ benefits Honor Flight Chicago
Posted on 10/30/2010 8:49:35 PM PDT by Saije
A little ingenuity and a desire to help World War II veterans like his grandfather have fueled a novel bar mitzvah project for a Buffalo Grove seventh-grader.
He calls it goblin insurance.
Just in time for Halloween, 12-year-old Sam Herzog is selling insurance to area homeowners to cover any suspicious trick-or-treat pranks that might turn up on their property this weekend.
For instance, if pumpkins get smashed or toilet paper covers the trees, Herzog will come and clean it up. He is selling insurance to cover just those types of calamities done by mischievous ghouls or goblins and people are taking him up on it.
Already, Herzog has sold more than $800 of insurance, by asking for donations of $5 or more. All of that will go to Honor Flight Chicago.
Herzog will celebrate his bar mitzvah in May at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, and as a way to enhance his religious studies, he searched for a service project to plan and carry out.
When he saw his grandfather return to a heros welcome at Midway Airport after an Honor Flight in August, he knew he had his project, he says.
It was really cool seeing him and all the other war veterans go on the flight, Herzog says. I want to raise money so other veterans can go and their children and grandchildren can have the same chance to see them come home.
Herzogs grandfather, Ret. Maj. Albert Chafetz of Northbrook, served as part of the Army Air Forces first search and rescue squadron in the South Pacific. Its members were responsible for the rescue of more than 700 downed fliers in 1944 and 1945, family members say.
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That is sweet of him. I have volunteered as a guardian on Honor Flights, and it is truly the trip of a lifetime for the vets, and free to them.
I can say that for our local chapter, it costs about $700 per vet, and each has a guardian that pays $300 for their own flight.
I would encourage anyone to donate to their local Honor Flight chapter.
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