HALFMOON, NY: American Legion Mohawk Post 1450 Commander John Lepine is proud to announce that the post has again made its annual Christmas donations of over $13,500 to local charities and nonprofit organizations in December.
Contributions totaling over $8,000 were made to help support local family and youth-oriented organizations such as the Saratoga Center for the Family, Regional Food Bank, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Hospice, Double H Ranch and due to increasing need, St. Edward's Church Food Pantry, Shenendehowa Helping Hands and other food pantries.
Additionally, the post helped support our veterans by donating over $5,000 to Stratton VA Hospital's Adaptive Sports Program and Veterans' Holiday Committee, the National Honor Guard, and the Homeless Men's and Women's Veterans Facilities in Ballston Spa.
The donations were made possible through membership support, Bell Jar, Monday Night Bingo and other fundraising activities during the year, and we sincerely thank all who continue to support these activities.
In addition to these December gifts, approximately $8,000 in ongoing contributions were made throughout the year in support of the local community.