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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you have a few hours to spend to help your veterans? Do you care about helping others? Do you desire the veterans maintain a strong presence in La Mesa? If you answered yes to any of these, we would be most interested in having you be part of our team.

Volunteerism, as well as membership, is the lifeblood of an organization; especially when one is non-profit as we are. It seems that today’s generation is not too keen on volunteering since benefits are not perceived. However, the benefits are real and they are many – and the needs are great, yet the funds for needed work always seems to be tight (we have spent a great deal of money on the facility already this year to include downstairs bathroom renovations, wheelchair lift, carpeting, and equipment replacement and are resources have been exhausted).

Those volunteering receive the satisfaction of working to help others in need and providing a foundation for the future generations of veterans who have fought for what you enjoy.

Here are just some of which is needed (and this list will be changed as the needs change):

Chair person for Youth (JROTC Programs, Boy’s State, scholarships, etc.): Time involvement about four hours per month, with some months nothing and others quite busy.

Chair person for other Committees: What are your qualifications and desires?

Assistance with food offerings on Taco Wednesdays: Light cooking needed and some service assistance (about 1030 am until 3 pm) each day.

Assistance with cleaning the building: A few hours each week

Electrical and other trades: What skills do you have and what is your time commitment? We will provide a letter for your labor, for tax deduction purposes, and pay for the materials. We have two bathrooms needing refurbishment.

Interested? Please email (jporath1@roadrunner.com) or call me 858.366.8630

Please note that we are a non-profit Veterans Organization 501c(19). None of our officers are paid and only one person on staff receives monetary compensation.

Jack Porath
Commander
American Legion Post 282
Cell: 858.366.8630


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