Each year, the American Legion Mayhew-Vincent White Cane Post #266 hosts a 4th of July “picnic in the park” for disabled veterans from the Day Treatment Center at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital as well as for members of Post #266. The picnic includes food, games and live entertainment.
To cover the costs of the event, which is free to the disabled veterans, the post is seeking donations from the public. A donation of $35 will sponsor one disabled veteran, $105 will sponsor three veterans, $175 will sponsor five, and $350 will sponsor 10.
Post #266, which was founded in 1976, is unique in that it is the only American Legion post in the country that was chartered specifically for blind and disabled veterans. Today, only a small portion of the post’s membership is blind, but, with ever increasing cuts to veterans benefits, American Legion posts are relying more on the generosity of others.
To make a donation, mail a check payable to “American Legion #266” to: P.O. Box 606, Westminster, CA 92684.
Source: American Legion