Post Contributes to Veterans and Community

Tim Moynihan, Finance Officer and Adjutant of Rye American Legion Post 28 was honored to represent the Post today as we presented a check for $15,000 to support veterans in the Hudson Valley Montrose VA facility.  The money will be used for veterans’ activities, supplemental food and clothing, recreation, and many other life-enhancing programs.

In the attached photo Tim is seen presenting the check to Nicole Embry, Chief, Center for Development and Civic Engagement and Kathleen Dupaya-Metallo, Assistant Director of the Hudson Valley VA System.

Today’s VA check presentation follows our recent $2500 donation to Rye Rec.  We received a nice thank you note from Sally Rogol at Rye Rec following our $2500 donation to support Rye youth attending summer camp there. Sally says, “We were able to assist 13 families with a total of 18 children. With your generous donation and others in the community, these families received 70% off their camp fees.”

Rye Post Commander de Barros says,” These donations to fellow veterans and the community align to the foundational pillars of the American Legion. We are a very fortunate Post to be able to support our community and fellow veterans alike.”

Nearly all these funds were generated through Rye Post 128 Legionnaire Terry McCartney’s Memorial Day golf fund raiser.   Terry says,” I organize a golf fundraiser each year on Memorial Day at Rye Golf Club.  This past Memorial Day we generated more than $15,000.  We are proud the Post is using the funds for veterans and the Rye community.”