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 2017-2018 we have made the following donations so far:

American Legion Madera Post 131

  • 12,000.00 to Fisher House Foundation
  • 150.00 to Sahuarita HS Power Football Booster Club
  • 650.00 to Saguaro Baseball League
  • 500.00 to Community Service Organizations
  • 234.00 to Other Youth Programs
  • 100.00 to Continental School Parent Teacher Club
  • 1,710.00 to American Legion National Emergency Fund
  • 300.00 to AYUDA
  • 100.00 to Post 66 Golf Tournament
  • 200.00 to Valley Assistance Services
  • 400.00 to Camp Abilities
  • 450.00 to Boys State
  • 2,000.00 to Sahuarita Baseball
  • 4,000 dollars in scholarships to Sahuarita, Walden Grove and Rio Rico High Schools
  • 1,000 dollar scholarship to Post Members family member
  • 200 dollars to Flowing Wells High School JROTC Rifle Team
  • 2,000 dollars to Sahuarita High School Summer Baseball Program
  • 1,500 dollars to Masons for Nooks and Bikes
  • 27,494 Total Donations to Date

American Legion Madera Post 131 Riders

  • 2,2770.00 to Blind Vets Saturday Breakfasts
  • 50.00 to the Fisher House Foundation
  • 100.00 to AYUDA
  • 2,427 Total Donations to Date

$29,921 Total Donations for Fiscal Year 2017-2018




  • 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