Legion Post 28 and Auxiliary Unit 28: Clearing up misconception

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 has been silent on the allegations and charges facing several of the former officers within Post.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 is not involved in the American Legion Post 28 day-to-day operations and was caught off guard just as everyone else with the alleged misconduct. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 is a separately chartered organization within the American Legion family.

Tina Washington

While we operate at the American Legion Post 28 we have our own identity, our own officers, our separate financial officer and our day-to-day operations are conducted using business principles acceptable both to the national and state levels of the American Legion Auxiliary as well as satisfying our status as a non-profit veterans’ organization 501(c) 19 which provides us with tax exempt status under IRS regulations.

Our mission is” to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military and their families both at home and abroad”.”

We achieve our mission with the more than 2,400 Auxiliary members whose dues support our programs along with the support of the community for our fundraising efforts.

Our programs serve our veterans in nursing homes in the area (Atlantic Shore and Renaissance as well as the VA Hospital), our military members within our Legion family who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan receive care packages each month; we host and provide an outlet for Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club each summer; there is the annual “Trunk or Treat” and the “Brunch with Santa” open to the community, and the more than 700 ”Promise Purses” that were done as a community project for Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day of Service and distributed to homeless female veterans, women in crisis centers and the young ladies of Pathway to Success and so many others. All done in partnership with our Legion family and our community.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 has always relied on our good standing within the community to help us continue the work we do; however, the recent situation with the American Legion Post 28 has started to envelop our auxiliary unit as many think we are one and the same.

We hope this clarifies some of the misconception and hope that we will continue to enjoy the support, partnership and cooperation we have had in the past from our supporters so that those who continue to need us now even more than when we were chartered in 1919 will be able to continue to enjoy the quality of life, and our respect for their sacrifices they have truly earned.

NOTE: Tina Washington is president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro, De.


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