Since the pandemic began, members from Paradise Post 149 and ALA Unit 149 in Las Vegas have been reaching out to our members with our Buddy Checks. The response from our members has been nothing but positive, and we've been able to assist a number of members with claims and financial hardships. Many members had never thought to contact us for help, and were very grateful. We also able to clean up our membership roster with correct mailing addresses and email addresses as well. We even received some callbacks when we left messages, and received this note from one of our newly transferred members:
"Yesterday I received a wonderful phone call from a young lady representing your post. She asked me if I needed anything or if the post could be of any help personally. I was pleasantly shocked. I have been associated with the VFW and the American Legion for well over 40 years now. I have never in those years ever received a reach-out for any assistance. I have been Master at Arms, Chaplain, Junior Vice, Senior Vice and lastly Post Commander.
I was a member of Post 1080 in Mahopac, N.Y., and Post 60 in Danbury, Conn. I used to write and publish the monthly newsletter, and organized all the dinner/dance events and marched in the color guard. Barbecued, and cooked more pasta than I care to remember. Again, PLEASE thank the young lady for her efforts and listening to the ramblings of a 73-year-old Vietnam vet."
After reaching out to him, we now have a member who is becoming active in our post. What could be better than that?