Legion supports Disabled Patriots
June 21, 2012 12:58PM
American Legion Orland Memorial Post 111 recently presented a $1,000 check to the Disabled Patriot Fund. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 25, 2012 6:02AM
Members of American Legion Orland Memorial Post 111 recently reached out to fellow veterans in need when they presented a $1,000 check to the Disabled Patriot Fund.
“These men have a special understanding of the sacrifice that our troops have made in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Pat McShane, Disabled Patriot Fund president who accepted the check for the group. “Their support means a lot to us and to the men and women who will benefit from it.”
The check was presented by post commander Gerry Junkas and officers Lou Lonero, Tom Chambers and Pat Rafferty in a ceremony at the Orland Park Veterans Center.
Founded in 2004, the Disabled Patriot Fund is an all-volunteer group of south suburban businesses that provides financial assistance for disabled military veterans for purposes such as helping with health care expenses, buying vans and hand-controlled vehicles, and retrofitting homes for accessibility.
For more information about the Disabled Patriot Fund or to make a donation, visit www.disabledpatriotfund.com.
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