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Legion presents check to Beacon of HOPE

April 26, 2017
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Last week, Commander Tom Lewis of the American Legion Post #136 presented a check for $1,000 to the Beacon of HOPE.

"This check is from one of the many fundraisers we do at the American Legion Post #136," Lewis said. "For the past several years, several of the American Legion post volunteers wanted to raise money to give back to Pine Island. The most recent event, a tortellini dinner, was held at the Legion and 100 percent of all proceeds were donated to the Beacon of HOPE to help fund the many programs from infants, to youths, to the elderly and U.S. veterans."

The Beacon of HOPE offers a wide range of community programs. ACCESS (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency) offers services from food assistance to temporary cash assistance for rent, utilities, etc.

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Betsy Haesemeyer, left, and Elizabeth Hooper accept the donation from Legion Commander Tom Lewis, right.


LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Program) is a widely supported, highly effective program that delivers critical short-term aid to our most vulnerable neighbors. FLORIDA KID-CARE offers Florida State health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only program in the U.S. that provides community services and work-based training to low-income, unemployed older Americans age 55-plus.

"It appears the Beacon of HOPE is the best kept secret on Pine Island," Lewis said. "Please allow the Beacon to be your first point of contact when you need any type of help or assistance. They are a great, great organization and standing by waiting and willing to help you."

"Of course, I and the Beacon thank you for your generosity," Executive Director Betsy Haesemeyer said. "This money will go a long way towards helping people in need on Pine Island. Thank you very much."



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