McGinn: Thanks to volunteers for MLK day of service for veterans


The American Legion Auxiliary of Oak Orchard-Riverdale Unit 28 would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to all the volunteers and donors for their support on the “MLK Day With Service to America” on Jan. 15 at American Legion Post 28.

Volunteers such as Legion post families, American Legion Auxiliary national president Lisa Williamson of Alaska, the Delaware 50+ Advisory Council, Americorps, Beebe Healthcare, the Bishop James C. Burke Columbiettes, state Rep. Jeff Hilovsky, the Women of Sussex County, Moms Out and About, Peninsula Lake residents and many others were on hand to pack 200 reusable grocery bags with requested food items for the Veterans Affairs Wilmington Healthcare System’s food pantry.

Representatives from the center picked up the bags for distribution to veterans experiencing food insecurities. The American Legion Auxiliary believes that no veteran who has served our country should have to be worried about food and other necessities.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, our small contribution will go a long way in alleviating their concerns. You can still donate by viewing their wishlist on Amazon and shipping directly to the hospital or by taking your donations to the Sussex County Veterans Affairs Clinic in Georgetown.

Again, the American Legion Auxiliary sincerely thanks all of you for making this day of service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a huge success. On this day, his question, “What are you doing for others?” was truly answered by these dedicated volunteers.

Beth McGinn

Vice president, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28


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