Polk County American Legion donates TV
Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Polk County American Legion Memorial Post #250 donated its 56 TV to the American Legion Post #526 located in the Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ) in Asheville, N.C.
Post #526 is the only American Legion Post in the United States that is headquartered in a veterans shelter. The Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) used donations to convert an old hotel into a shelter for homeless veterans and provide on-the-job and/or work-related training courses.
A core group of these veterans felt the need to establish an American Legion Post and hold its regular meetings at the VRQ.
Accepting the TV were Kim Spangle, commander of Post #256, Ron Kennedy, VRQ facilities manager, and four other members of their American Legion Post. Representing Post #250 were Frank Ortiz (who coordinated the donation), Michael Collins, commander, Ervin Fletcher and Glenn Burgess.