American Legion delivers to help area service members

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  • By Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum
  • 111 ATKW Public Affairs
Members of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 798 from Warminster, Pennsylvania stopped by with a surprise food donation to replenish depleted stockpiles meant to aid military members and their families Aug. 2, 2015, at Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania.

"There were a few large donations to the Legion by area companies, but it seemed like anybody and everybody who drove by dropped off goods," said Michael Griffin, sergeant at arms with the legion. "The Upper Moreland Police Department got involved with contributions as well, unloading three patrol cars at the collect site."

"We collected nearly about 3,000 pounds of goods in only two days," said Griffin. "There were an additional 20 members of the legion that had helped in the drive."
The hefty donation was delivered to the 111th ATKW's Airman and Family Readiness Office here for distribution to needy area military members.

"The donation couldn't have come at a better time," said Anita Fleming, key volunteer and vice president of the Friends of the FRG charity organization. "The shelves are stacked high again." 

If you are or know an area service member in need, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Office at, 215-323-7132.