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.

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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.