Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 91 makes do­na­tion to VA

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — The Amer­i­can Le­gion Dorch­ester Post 91 in Cam­bridge re­cently do­nated more than $29,400 to the Veter­ans Af­fairs (VA) Mary­land Health Care Sys­tem to ben­e­fit Veteran pa­tients through­out the state.

The Post do­nated $14,479 to the Cam­bridge VA Out­pa­tient Clinic, a di­vi­sion of the health care sys­tem, to pur­chase cof­fee and cof­fee sup­plies for Veteran pa­tients to en­joy while they are wait­ing for their clinic ap­point­ments and for new equip­ment and sup­plies to ben­e­fit di­rect pa­tient care needs.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the post do­nated $7,000 to pur­chase five new spe­cial­ized trans­port wheel­chairs to sup­port the needs of Veteran pa­tients at the Bal­ti­more VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter; $5,000 to pur­chase new pa­tio fur­ni­ture for ben­e­fit of Veteran res­i­dents at the Loch Raven VA Com­mu­nity Liv­ing & Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter; and $3,000 to send Veteran pa­tients from the Perry Point VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter to the VA Na­tional Ther­a­peu­tic Games.

“The Amer­i­can Le­gion Dorch­ester Post 91 has been in­stru­men­tal in sup­port­ing the needs of Mary­land’s Veter­ans for many years,” said R. David Ed­wards, chief of Pub­lic and Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions for the VA Mary­land Health Care Sys­tem. “Af­ter the post ex­pe­ri­enced a dev­as­tat­ing fire ear­lier this year, it is in­cred­i­ble to see that they are still de­ter­mined to help en­hance the ser­vices and pro­grams we pro­vide to our na­tion’s heroes.”

The mem­bers of the 2016 Cam­bridge City Coun­cil sit around the table for the first time af­ter be­ing sworn in by Dorch­ester County Clerk of the Cir­cuit Court Amy Craig on Mon­day, July 25. Ward 5 Com­mis­sioner Robert Han­son, left, starts his third term and is joined by newly elected Ward 4 Com­mis­sioner Dave Can­non, Ward 2 Com­mis­sioner Don­ald Syd­nor in his third term, newly elected Ward 3 Com­mis­sioner La-Shon Foster and newly elected Ward 1 Com­mis­sioner Steve Ride­out.

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