Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Whopping Donation to National Emergency Fund
CHARLOTTE, NC — The Department of New York made a whopping contribution Aug. 27 to The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund, which provides grants to disaster-struck Legion members.
Accompanied by Department Commander Frank Peters and Department Adjutant Jim Casey, 2013-2014 Department Commander Kenneth Governor took to the podium at the 96th national convention and addressed National Commander Daniel Dellinger:
“Mr. Commander, at the beginning of your term you asked If the Department of New York could raise $61,500 for the National Emergency Fund.
“To date, the Department of New York has contributed almost $27,000.
“Through the unselfish generosity of thousands of New York Legionnaires and American Legion Family members, we are pleased to present this additional check in the amount of $66,000, bringing New York’s total contribution to the National Emergency Fund this year to $92,931.
“Thank you, New York!”