Legion Post 1919 supports veterans with donations | neighborhood supplement
In June, the American Legion Post 1919 made donations to three local organizations that support Lincoln veterans.
Post 1919 donated $2,500 to Victory Park, 445 Honor Drive, a housing community that provides safe and comfortable housing for veterans.
“Most of the money will go to food for veterans because most of them are not eligible for assistance,” said Samantha Garcia, manager of Victory Park. “The other will go to general hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo and soap.”
Victory Park is located around 70th and O streets in Lincoln, adjacent to the Lincoln VA Clinic campus. For more information about Victory Park, visit www.victory-park.com/.
OVER House and VFW Post 3606 also benefit
Post 1919 also recently donated $1,500 to OVER House, a local organization that provides safe and comfortable housing for recovering veterans.
“We use all the funds given to us to continually update things around the house, like in new appliances, patio furniture, or our next big project, a new roof,” said OVER’s Glen Bailey. House.
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A third recipient of the Post 1919 grant in June was VFW Post 3606, which received a $1,000 donation to help make improvements to members’ meeting space.
Located at 3340 West A St., VFW Post 3606 supports local veterans and partners with other veteran service organizations to create fellowship opportunities and promote patriotic events.
“We are proud to support organizations that provide direct support to veterans in need,” said Post 1919 Commander Deborah Bjorman. “These are just a few examples of the many ways American Legion Post 1919 gives back to the community and supports veterans in our local community.”
Sale of fireworks
American Legion Post 1919 will hold its July 4 fireworks sale at 940 N. 26th St. Proceeds from the sale will go to organizations that provide direct service to veterans. This is the third year the Post has raised funds through a fireworks sale, and members hope to raise even more this year.