Post 281 Auxiliary
The question is “What do we do?”
Since the inception of our Unit one year ago, we have successfully sponsored a monthly Bingo Day for the veterans in the PTSD Ward at the Veterans Healthcare Center (hospital) in Long Beach. At this time we are considering starting another monthly Bingo Day at the Community Living Center (VA Nursing Home) at the hospital.
We are sending an outstanding Girl State Delegate to the 2015 Summer Session and hope to send many more girls in the future. This is a most distinguished ALA leadership program for 11th grade high school girls. Also, in April we will be sponsoring the “Candy Table” at the ALA District 29 Military Child Appreciation Dance.
These are just a few of the ways we serve our veterans, their families and our community.
Over the years, The American Legion Family has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, helped military families through transition and produced many important programs for our country’s youth.
Today, ALA members across the country are helping military families cope with the effects of multiple deployments.
The toll on our all-volunteer force and their families has been enormous.
The Auxiliary’s efforts are focused in three primary areas:
- Veterans/Military Support & Advocacy
- Family Support
- Youth Development
This past year alone, ALA members:
- Volunteered more than 8 million hours in mission service, with 6.6 million hours dedicated to serving veterans at home, in hospitals, and in shelters; and helped 324 million active-duty military families.
- Raised and donated nearly $36 million for mission service, with more than $5 million raised from Poppy Program donations, nearly $3 million awarded in scholarships, and $1.8 million spent aiding military families.
Please feel free to contact us about membership at: ALA281.com.
For God and Country,
2015-2016 Auxiliary Officers:
President - vacant
1st Vice President - Linda Chaiz
2nd Vice President - Laura Jaffe
Secretary - Sue Bialek
Treasurer - Betsy Sater
Chaplain - Susan Maurillo
Historian - Susan Maurillo
Sgt-at-Arms - Cher Alpert
Executive Committee - Anna Byson
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