The Post 22 Auxiliary is very active in supporting active duty military, veterans and the community as a whole. Just a few of the programs we have going on include:
Support for Our Troops – We maintain a donation box at our facility to collect ‘highly desirable items’ that we send to America’s deployed marines. For a list of some of those items … click here. For more information, send an e-mail to Rhonda … Marine.Moms@hotmail.com
American Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country … http://goldstarmoms.com/
Operation Comfort Warriors buys items not normally bought by the government for troops recovering in U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units around the world. These items have included sweatsuits, iPods, computer games, DVD players, puzzles, books and other comfort items. For more information about how you can help, go to …http://www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort
The Poppy Program is the oldest and most widely recognized Auxiliary program. Each year around Memorial Day, Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits as well. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. Auxiliary members endeavor to explain the true meaning of this little flower to all those who receive it. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn and used by Auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.