Help the American Legion provide veterans in nursing facilities Christmas gifts

MITCHELL – In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion is to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. 

The holidays can be difficult for veterans living in nursing homes or healthcare facilities. Many have families that live far away or do not have anyone to celebrate Christmas with. This is the reason the Legion gives back to veterans in the community so that they don’t have to celebrate the holidays alone.

If you have a veteran in any branch of the military in a local nursing facility please reach out to American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250.

“We have found in the past some veterans have been admitted to some local facilities without disclosing they were veterans and not knowing about our organizations and what we do for them,” said Post Director Greg Allen. “If you have a loved one in one of these facilities please bring awareness to the facility administration so that we may include these brave men and women in our giving.”

However, to provide these Christmas care packages, the post needs to raise needed funds.

This year their focus is on a treasure hunt game. Every Friday at 9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell, there is a possibility to win big. The current grand prize is $8,500. You can purchase a ticket to win the grand prize for a dollar. You must be 21 years old to participate.

You can also make a donation to the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250 and mention it is for the Christmas care packages.