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.


Madera Post 131 and Legion Riders have been able to donate over $96,000.00 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 2016-2017 we have made the following donations so far:

  • 100.00 to Post 132 Golf Tournament
  • 150.00 to Green Valley Village Community Program
  • 661.00 for a scooter for a WWII veteran
  • 100.00 to GVCC for a donation to Junior Golf
  • 300.00 to Sahuarita Saguaro’s  Baseball Club
  • 1,000.00 to Davis Monthan AFB Family Support Fund
  • 300.00 to Sahuarita School Veterans Week
  • 1,000.00 to the Fisher House
  • 800.00 to AZ Heroes to Hometowns
  • 575.00 to Sahuarita Baseball Team
  • 100.00 to Post 7 for Tucson Veterans Day Parade
  • 500.00 to 162nd Fighter Wing Family Support
  • Sent 100.00 to Post 109 for Thanksgiving turkeys for the troops from the Riders
  • 1,000.00 to Green Valley Masonic Lodge Books and Nooks
  • 1,433.00 to Green Valley VA Clinic
  • 100.00 United States Blid Golf Tournament
  • 100.00 American Legion Post 66 Golf Tournament
  • 100.00 Valley Assistance Service
  • 19,200.00 to Arizona Fisher House…Proceeds from golf Tournament
  • 403.00 to Community Service Organizations
  • 290.00 for Book donations to Sahuarita High School and Pima Co. Library
  • 1,000.00 to Cochise College
  • 500.00 to 162nd Family Assistance
  • 100.00 to Green Valley Country Club Junior Golf Program
  • 100.00 to Legion District Picnic

Total Donations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017     $30,835.00




  • 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