Who We Serve

The pillars of the American Legion that we strive to serve comprise Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security & Foreign Relations, and Community Service.  American Legion Madera Post 131 is committed to serving and supporting veterans, youth and our community through its establishment of the “Who We Serve” committee.

The “Who We Serve” Committee is headed by Past Commander Hans Boensel and meets periodically to review requests for donations and to make recommendations to the E Board for final approval.

DONATIONS

Madera Post 131 and Legion Riders have been able to donate over $106,000.00 to various Veterans and Youth organizations in our community. Additional donations have also been made by the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 we have made the following donations:

American Legion Madera Post 131

  • $8,425 to Fisher House
  • $200 to American Youth Soccer Organization – Sahuarita/Green Valley  Charter 837
  • $300 to Community Service Organizations
  • $399 to Community Youth Programs
  • $200 to Tucson Veterans day Parade
  • $500 to 162nd Wing Family Support
  • $100 to Navy SEAL Foundation
  • $200 to Valley Assistance Service
  • $100 to A.L. Post 66 Golf Tournament
  • $1500 to Books and Nooks
  • $2000 to Sahuarita Roughrider’s 131 Baseball

$13,924 Donations to Date

American Legion Madera Post 131 Riders

  • $328 to Blind Veterans

$328 Donations to Date

$14,252.00 Total Donations for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

 

 

 

  • Legion Rider/Post donation of 440.00 to So. Arizona Honor Flight. and periodiThe Legion Riders of Post 131 have been trained as “guides” for blind veterans and periodically assist the blind program at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (aka Tucson VAMC) with outings and BBQ events.
  • Post 131 volunteers set-up a “rest station” with refreshments at the Green Valley Community Outpatient Clinic during the 2009 walk-in Flu Shot Clinic.
  • Post 131 participated in Annual White Elephant Parade
  • Post 131 honors veterans on the remembrance of Pearl Harbor, December 7
  • Post 131 honors veterans on Veteran‘s Day
  • Legion Riders provide BBQ assistance at Tucson VAMC
  • Legion Riders commemorate the 10th anniversary of Marine Corps Osprey crash