Post 66, Legion Riders Chapter 66 and Post 66 member Mike Knight, owner of Coastal Peaks Coffee, have joined together to support the Donaldson Mark-VA San Luis Obispo Clinic by providing coffee supplies for their veterans waiting to be treated. This is one small example of how Post 66 serves the veterans of our community. In this example, we help serve our veterans coffee, which is a small, but appreciated service. If you have ever sat in a medical clinic (VA or community) and waited a long time to be seen by a health-care provider, having a good cup of coffee while you wait is definitely appreciated. It just is. In the picture, Larry Foster, VA Voluntary Service Specialist, presented a plaque of appreciation to Post 66, Chapter 66 and Coastal Peaks Coffee for their generosity in supporting the veterans being served at the VA San Luis Obispo Clinic. The plaque will sit on the coffee table to remind our veterans who is providing their coffee.
Through a Post 66 member who visits the Santa Maria VA Clinic, we found out the clinic has been providing coffee, creamer and sugar for the SLO clinic from the excess donations they receive in Santa Maria. Sometimes the supply of coffee from Santa Maria is not enough. Since government facilities like VA clinics are not allowed to solicit donations, once we found out about the shortfall of coffee from Santa Maria we decided to give the clinic a hand. After Post 66 Commander Dan Dale and Legion Riders President Don Marriott found out the clinic needed help, they soon received commitments from their membership to support the cost of providing coffee supplies. When Dale approached Knight, he too joined in to help support Post 66 in providing coffee for the veterans at the SLO VA Clinic. Good Legionnaires working together can do plenty of good work in supporting our veterans.
This is a simple, but good example of how The American Legion, Post 66, Riders Chapter 66 and a few good members can use a little "Mutual Helpfulness" to provide support for our local veterans.