AMVETS in Action - COVID-19
Free AMVETS service keeps local veterans fed
Findlay AMVETS Post 21 is working to ensure that no veteran in Hancock County goes hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The post is preparing meals for any veteran in need along with their spouse, or a widow or widower of a veteran, regardless of whether they’re AMVETS members.
To date the post has prepared more than 700 meals for veterans in need. The post is looking to continue this service into the future after the COVID-19 crisis is over concentrating on homebound veterans in the Findlay area.
AMVETS Post 2256 Hosting several blood drives
AMVETS Post 2256 in Circleville is hosting a special military blood drive as part of the Armed Services Blood Program to help Wright-Patterson AFB as blood is in short supply at the base and beyond on April 29.
Individuals who want to donate blood can do so by making an appointment at militarydonor.com, as space is limited. The post is also hosting a ongoing drive with the Red Cross until the end of April. Individuals interested in donating can schedule an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, sponsor code: AmvetsPost2256.
The post is located at 818 Tarleton Road Circleville, Ohio 43113 and regular blood drive hours are Monday-Friday noon-6 p.m. Safety is of utmost importance and all donors are separated by at least six feet. Those waiting are also kept physically separated and the facility is cleaned and sanitized daily.
AMVETS Post 44 hosts drive-in food distribution
AMVETS Post Post 44 in Youngstown organized a free food distribution for veterans in the Youngstown area on Saturday, April 18.
Post 44 received more than five pallets of produce, bread, drinks, canned goods and more donated by Gleaners Food Bank. Thirty dedicated volunteers including National Commander Jan Brown and Past National Commander JP Brown III, loaded food into each individual's vehicle.
About 150 veterans and their families plus 30 other families were served on Saturday.