February 19, 2020

Local Organizations Supporting Local Veterans

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On behalf of the Veterans Service Office of Rehoboth and the American Legion Post 302 of Rehoboth, we would like to thank these two local organizations of Rehoboth, the Eastern Star Lodge and the Rehoboth Congregational Church for their contributions to our veterans during these winter months for fuel assistance or other family household emergencies.

The American Legion maintains a special account called the “Service Account” that is solely for veterans’ assistance. The American Legion's Service Officer Veronica Hass who is also the American Legion's Chaplain, works closely with the town's Veteran Service Officer, Jake Kramer in verifying the veterans through their DD 214’s. Then the Veteran Service Officer will see if he can use Chapter 115, a state funded program for those who are below the poverty level where the State of Massachusetts will reimburse the town 75% of the assistance given to the veterans or their veterans spouse.

The American Legion Post 302 generates “its” funds through functions at the Legion such as the Sons of the American Legion's Meat Raffle, Metta's Karaoke Night, the American Legions bi-monthly Sunday breakfast “all you can eat” along with other functions, the rental of the Legion Hall for baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries etc. and these funds help finance the overhead expenses and maintenance of the American legions establishment. This also allows the American Legion to support our veterans and to give donations to locally organizations like the Rehoboth Food Pantry or to the Service Account for our veterans. But we can only do this with your support in coming to our functions or renting our hall.

Thank you, Rehoboth, for your support and we wish you all a Happy New Year!

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