May 24, 2013
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Legion Family Donates Detergent for Homeless DC Veterans
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Legion Post 1 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 partnered to donate laundry detergent for homeless and at-risk veterans in DC.
The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) provides care and services to homeless and at-risk veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DC’s CRRC is one of 17 such centers across the country, and offers a primary care clinic, a kitchen, laundry and shower facilities, a food pantry and play room for children, as well as a host of other community services.
Donations come in from Legion Family members (local and out-of-state) and members of the community alike. The Post 1 Family was able to make a generous donate of 630 Tide Pods to the Center. This donation allows Center funding to be routed to more immediate needs.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 in DC is one of 9,000 American Legion Auxiliary chapters in the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Unit 1, formally chartered in 2013, is committed to serving veterans, their families and the DC community. For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary and Unit 1’s programs and members, please visit www.ALAUnit1inDC.org.
[photo of Tide Pods donation with caption: Legion Family Members Donating Tide Pods (L to R): Victoria Pridemore, Sharon Riegsecker, Michael Holmes, Davy Leghorn and CRRC Medical Director Dr. Fuad Issa]