American Legion news article Dec. 2, 2020
Act of Kindness Spreads Across California
Mid September 2020, American Legion Post 460 (San Diego) decided to collect some items
from our community for the Glass fire victims in Napa County. The original plan to deliver
a pick-up load of goods November 17. Post 460 members overwhelmingly began
contributing clothing for all ages, shoes/boots, blankets/bedding and kitchen items. As the
stock pile grew, a decision was made to obtain a 6x12 ft. U-haul trailer to leave early Nov. 20.
With several people loading the trailer with multiple boxes and bags plus a 460 rider member
donating several boxes of canned food, the trailer was full within a couple hours. Some
neighborhood friends dropped off “food to go” for the journey north.
One of 460 rider members offered to drive the trailer to Napa County. On the road 9am, Nov. 21
for a two day drive with final destination American Legion Post 113. Arrangements made
earlier to meet Post Commander Robin Muler to take the trailer to St. Helena school to drop
off the items. Commander Muler arrived early, good thing, as the road was impassable do to
fallen trees from the fires.
A donation of twelve Veteran-related framed prints were provided to Post 113 to assist their Post
and two other local Posts for fundraising efforts in their communities.
A special thank you to Post 113 for helping with the last leg of this journey and caring on the
outreach service on behalf of Post 460. Chapter 460 riders offered to pay for travel expenses.
“What a time to share with those in need, as it’s now Thanksgiving!”