~ PVN staff report
LURAY — American Legion Post No. 22, Luray, answered an emergency announcement from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WVa.
The food pantry at the Medical Center had reached a critical low level. With the capabilities of the Legion’s Department of Virginia, word went out through the Department’s communication network to all Posts in Virginia of the emergency need.
Legion Post No. 22 immediately alerted its membership and within hours some of the much-needed, non-perishable foods were quickly collected. Arrangements were then made to deliver the food to the Medical Center the next day.
The American Legion thanked members who once again answered the call for our veterans to help our brother and sister veterans.
Also in December, the American Legion Post No. 22 held its final blood drive for 2020 and thanked all donors for twice breaking records — 37 units on Oct. 14, and then 47 units on Dec. 10.
Totals for 2020 include 384 units of blood in 13 drives, averaging 29.5 units per drive. That sets another record, as only 25.4 units per drive were collected in 2019.
The next blood drive was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Legion, next to Inn Lawn Park and the Page Public Library in Luray.