The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 recently held events that continued to highlight its community outreach, with a “Day at the Post” for the Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys and Girls Club, a blood drive in support of the American Red Cross and chemo bags delivered to patients at the Tunnell Cancer Center.

The Boys and Girls Club children were treated to lunch, had the chance to see an emergency medical services van and had an opportunity to participate in inflatable activities on the grounds.

The blood drive had all appointments scheduled over a six-hour period. The Auxiliary Unit 28 members were on hand to provide refreshments for those participating.

The unit’s juniors also contributed by making chemo bags, which included crackers, water or juice, hard candy, granola bars, socks, pens, pads, crossword books, coloring book, coloring pencils, chapstick, hand sanitizer in patriotic bags with “get well” cards from the juniors. They provided 48 bags. There were eight juniors who also helped junior Riley Schmidt celebrate her birthday with lunch and cupcakes.

These events highlighted the auxiliary’s programs and interaction with the community. These events saw eight new members join the Legion and renewed interest in ongoing comfort mats for homeless veterans and others.

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