PHOTO: Boots and coats packed up and ready for the schools. (Submitted photo)
MADISON — American Legion Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 recently donated boots and coats for 38 students in need in regional School Unit 74, based in North Anson, and Skowhegan-based Maine School Administrative District 59.
The coats and boots for schools were made possible through donations from local businesses and individuals.
The program is part of the American Legion’s 102-year mission as the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to service members and veterans, a press release from the Legion ost said.
Others of the hundreds of American Legion programs and activities strengthen communities, including American Legion Baseball, which is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home.
The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization with political influence perpetuated by its grassroots involvement in the legislation process, from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington, the releas said. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
For more information, visit www.mainelegionpost39.org or call 207-696-5848.