New Palestine 182 Legion & Riders Relief Efforts for the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The All Volunteer Veteran Members of Post 182 and the Riders of Chapter 182 gathered and pooled resources to render aid to our neighbors in the south. The members of the Post wrote a $1,000 check, PLUS whatever personal donations were collected from members and the general public (see below). The members of our Rider's Chapter went shopping for $1,000 worth of needed items (non-perishable foods, hygiene products, bleach & rubber gloves, diapers, more), PLUS whatever personal donations were collected.
Members of the Riders spent Labor Day morning (10a) shopping for said goods at Sam's Club (East Washington), loaded a trailer full of food and supplies to be delivered to the American Legion Indiana Department at Fort Ben (before 2p).
You are more than welcome to join us shopping, and/or bring items, and/or bring a check - because we are all-volunteer, there are NO administrative expenses taken from your donation to us - 100% will go to support the victims in Texas and Florida. THANK YOU!
UPDATE!! The first round of item collections was so successful, the American Legion Indiana Department will gather AGAIN! Bring your goods to Dept Headquarters, 5440 Herbert Lord Rd / Indianapolis (just off 56th Street in the Ft Ben area) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th between 10a and 4p! Needed items include: Non-perishable and packaged food items Bottled water Adult incontinence products Baby diapers and formula Household cleaning supplies (bleach, window cleaner) Bleach Face masks Plastic and leather gloves Personal care items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, towelettes, and baby wipes) Feminine hygiene products Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates) First aid supplies and batteries (AA, AAA, 9V, C, D) Bug spray Hand sanitizer