BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Members of the American Legion Post 80 and donors gathered together for a ceremony and dinner to celebrate being able to give back to the community.
The theme of Wednesday night’s dinner was gratitude for all of the local organizations who donated to the American Legion Post 80 to help them help others.
“For years and years, our numbers have been depleting, but now we need time to grow and by having donors here to help us with things that we need to get fixed and done around the building just allows us to do this forever and we enjoy it,” said American Legion Post 80 Commander, Mose Perry.
Some of the donors include the United Way of Broome County, Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation, and the Binghamton City Council.
The organization welcomed the donors in with a ceremony and treated them to a warm meal in its main hall.
“It’s really great to see the donors and the vets. I think that it’s something that you know you don’t really see too often,” said Dani Cronce from the Binghamton City Council. “It’s just nice to see that we’re all together and celebrating our vets and celebrating our community.”
“With the program they have to offer and how they are able to just kind of bring a community together and just help the veterans, it’s a group of people we need never to forget,” said Tioga Downs Regional Community
Foundation Executive Director, Roseann Cole.
If you would like to help out the American Legion Post 80, check out their Facebook page for more information.