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Legion Post 136 collecting funds to assist those affected by superstorm

November 14, 2012
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Pine Island Eagle

The American Legion Post 136 recently set up a fund to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall last month along the coast of New England.

American Legion Commander Bill Brooks said right now they are looking for monetary donations to send to three American Legion Posts, which are located in Livingston, N.J.; Babylon, N.Y,; and Massapequa, N.Y. He said they need money to provide food and shelter to those affected by the storm.

"They don't need any more clothing," Brooks said. "They are trying to take portable kitchens out to areas. We are trying to collect money, so they can buy what is needed."

American Legion Adjutant Barry August said right now the Legion is putting together vans of people and going door to door to see what people need in the New York and New Jersey area.

"It is strictly from American Legion to American Legion," he said of the assistance.

August said right now their efforts are going to be ongoing for a couple of weeks.

"They need it right now," he said of the assistance.

Individuals can either drop off their tax-deductible donation for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund at the American Legion in St. James City, or mail it to P.O. Box 776, St. James City, FL, 33956-0776.

The American Legions in New York and New Jersey have assured Brooks and August that the money will go directly to the people in need and they will provide receipts upon request.

For additional information, individuals can call Brooks at 239-283-1885 or August at 239-282-2200.



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