On Saturday, 20 May 17, completed our 6th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of the Lovell Legends. The Lovell Legends are a group of disabled veterans who will be competing against in multiple sporting events. This year, the team will consist of 8 athletes and 2 coaches. The event was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. 17-11 July. This year, 8 individuals competed and took home more than20 Medals! The costs for these athletes are almost entirely paid for by donations. Meals for the veterans are paid for by Corporate sponsors on competition days with all other expenses paid for by local donations. The local community and Post 42 Members donate over 27 raffle prizes and 16 silent auction prizes. We served over 100 people with everyone having had a great time! We would like to thank all of those members and the Boy Scouts, Troop 3 who help to put this event on. As a result, Evanston Post42 be donating nearly $6300 to the Lovell Legends!
On Saturday, 4 Nov 2017, the American Legion Post 42 in Evanston will host its 32nd annual pancake breakfast with proceeds going to support various charities and veterans organizations in Evanston and the local area. Please come out and join us.
Fisher House, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $320 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heros Program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarshop funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. For more information, please go to: http://www.fisherhouse.org/about/
P.A.W.W.S. is devotes to helping our veterans afflicted with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI).
PTSD and TBI are the invisible wounds that many of our veterans will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The dogs provided will aid the veteran in the process of re-entering civilian life and help them cope with those challenges so they can live more4 independent. P.A.W.W.S helps our veterans by providing the animal FREE of charge and taking care of food, veterinary care, and equipment necessary for the service dog. For more information, please go to: http://www.pawws.org
A Check for $400 was given to the Paws Assisted Wounded Warriors (P.A.W.W.S.)
Forrest E Powell Foundation
There are individuals who have the desire and determination to succeed but they need a helping hand to propel them forward. When help comes to men and women in the shape of guidance, education, training and financial support, they will flourish.
Work comes in many forms. Booker T. Washington said, “No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” Carpenters, electricians, hairstylists, automobile mechanics, medical technicians, cooks, custodians, childcare providers, sanitation workers—the list goes on. Regardless of race or socioeconomic background, these careers are attainable. They bring a sense of accomplishment, keep society functioning, and feed families.
Established in March 1994, the Forrest E. Powell Foundation has a mission to help people work to achieve their dreams. It supports hard-working individuals and believes anyone can become a success through commitment and proper training. For ore information, please go to http://forrestepowell.com/
A check was given to the Forrest E Powell Foundation in the amount of $400.
Evanston Boy Scouts Troop 3
A check was given to the Boy Scouts in the amount of $400.
A big thank you goes out to all Legionnaires, Sons of the Legion, and Boosters that volunteered their time and service to make this annual event so successful in supporting our veterans and local community.
A HUGH thank you to all those who came and enjoyed our menu of egg to order, pancakes, sausage, coffee & orange juice. We look forward to our next pancake breakfast scheduled for 6 Nov 2016 and the fifth annual Pasta Dinner scheduled for 14 May 16…..please mark your calendars.
James M Brusek