Our post was able to tap into the vast resources of the American Legion to assist a local women vet and her child. Times were hard and help was running out, when she reached out to the American Legion Department of North Carolina.
As she was within our area, our adjutant went to work to see what could be done to assist. He turned to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation for assistance. There was a lot of paperwork to fill out and that takes time.
Post Adjutant Ed Gill then shared the veteran’s story and special need with post members at our January Meeting. A hat was passed and $300 was raised. Next, the post members made a motion to provide emergency assistance to the vet for $500. Ed remarked that the vet was surprised with the local support from our post. He delivered the check from the post and then gave her the additional news that the American Legion Children’s Foundation awarded $800 for the benefit of the child.
Times are hard for our post. That not withstanding, we still find ways to share what we have with our local veterans in need.
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