Belleville American Legion & Sons Donates to Veterans Program

American Legion Post 105 and American Legion Sons (SAL) Squadron 105 recently donated $1,000 each to the NJ Commanders Projects Department and Detachment, which benefits veteran programs locally and throughout the state.

Each year, the American Legion Department of New Jersey, the state-level organization of the American Legion, hosts a Commanders Project, which is a joint effort between the Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, to raise funds for various projects throughout the State.

With the American Legion deeply rooted in one of its “Four Pillars,” focusing on Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, these annual projects go a long way toward making a difference in the lives of thousands of service members and veterans. of New Jersey every year.

In a letter to American Legion family throughout New Jersey, Department Commander Daniel Dunn, an Air Force veteran, wrote: Hand. By working with our Legion family, we will be able to accomplish many great things to not only improve the lives of veterans, but also to save them.

The 2021-2022 statewide project goal was set at $128,000 and it was exceeded.

“This project is what we do as an American Legion family, helping veterans in need,” NJ SAL Detachment Commander Henry Hasselhan said in a letter to his son squads.

Specific programs within Project Commanders, in addition to funding for homeless veterans and suicide awareness programs for veterans, include among other goals the purchase of service dogs for veterans, funding Hoboken Post 107 veterans housing and technology supplies for residents of Menlo Park Veterans Home – enabling the visually impaired to make phone calls.

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