Your donations at work

The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program has been donating needed items to injured servicemembers and their families for the past several months. A few highlighted stops include:

Fort Knox, Ky. Representatives from the Department of Kentucky and National Headquarters staff helped feed hundreds of Warrior Transition Battalion servicemembers and their families during Organization Day — a day filled with activities, including a car and motorcycle show, as well as a dunk tank, jump house and face-painting for children. OCW provided 135 pounds each of cole slaw, macaroni salad and potato salad, and around 500 cookies and 300 bags of potato chips for the lunchtime cookout.

Fort Drum, N.Y. Legion Family members dropped off more than $5,200 worth of goods, donated by OCW, to the adaptive sports program at Fort Drum. The items included five sets of kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices; as well as fishing equipment, such as poles and fully loaded tackle boxes.

Fort Jackson, S.C. National Commander Jim Koutz and other Legionnaires presented the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Jackson with $6,500 worth of sports (archery, baseball, basketball and golf) equipment, as well as photography equipment.

Fort Bragg, N.C. OCW donations provided utensils, such as pots,pans, dishes and silverware to more than 80 Warrior Transition Battalion rooms.