Post 626 Service Officer Billy Thompson at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron.


Continuing to serve

Gladstone, MO

Even now, especially now, Bennett & Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626 of Gladstone is keeping their community in mind as they do what they can to serve a need. “We do not have a lot of resources at our disposal,” said Post Commander Douglas Millison. “There is no large fundraising apparatus, and no building of our own to work out of, but occasionally things fall into our lap and we get to find a good use for it.”

The post recently received a donation of reusable DHHS face coverings. Post 626’s service officer made a donation of 250 face masks to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, along with a monetary donation and an almost-new standing walker, from their Poppy Donation Drive funds. The commander was able to make similar mask donations to the Christmas Store (along with their annual monetary donation), Synergy Services and A Turning Point to be used in their programs helping families.

“These are all great organizations who do wonders for the community and we felt that this was the best way to use the resource we had,” Millison said. "It's tough out there today, and we feel it is our duty to continue to serve the best that we can."

Commander Millison at Synergy Services in Parkville.
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