Striving to make an impact for relief after Hurricane Ian

Midway, GA

George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt, Ga., holds tight to its members. And Lance Farago is one member who goes above and beyond for Post 184 and The American Legion. Every month, Lance gives countless hours back to the post and SAL. He can be seen cooking in his chef's coat; helping set up bingo tables; and ensuring turkey shoots are ready, or the dart tips are straight for dart tournaments. When Hurricane Ian hit Florida Lance and his wife, Jennifer, knew it would be devasting, so they started preparing to help. They raised over $20,000 to purchase supplies like fuel cans, tarps, generators, flashlights, chainsaws, bleach, blankets, diapers, formula, hygiene items and so much more. And on Tuesday, Oct. 5, they started out to Fort Myers, Fla. They reached American Legion Post 38 in Florida and dropped off items. They also continued their journey and dropped off items at the local post office and another American Legion hit by the hurricane.

Lance said, "I don't do this because I was told to do this, I do this because I used to live here, I know people here. I have a purpose to help them. They need our help now and will continue to need our support."

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