While executing the November drive, the post also learned via a Rockland County American Legion meeting, that pet food drives were being successfully held to address the constant needs of a local animal shelter. Hearing the need, the post wasted no time in planning and holding a pet food and supply drive in early December. Similar to the prior drive, a flyer was created and distributed to other Rockland County Legion posts, the local baseball league that plays on a ballfield on the post’s property, and extending outward via Facebook to many organizations including local Scout troops. Again, the drive was extremely successful, raising over $2,900 worth of pet food, treats, toys, beds, leashes, collars, health products, office and cleaning supplies, and so much more. All the donated items were then donated to the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona. The drive also offered a rare opportunity for youth in the area to get in some community service hours helping at the drive. Such opportunities in 2020 are limited for local youth because so many school and other organizations canceled their events during 2020.
Given the success of these drives, the post is continuing to hold drives in 2021 along with continuing the sponsored monthly lunches at the FDR hospital.