March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM EDT

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Location: Orchard Park American Legion Post #567

Phone: 716-822-6121


Event Description

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM EDT

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR WNY HOMELESS FEMALE VETERANSWestern New York, – On September 5, 2013, The Erie County American Legion Family was in contact with a Construction Company which has experience converting buildings and our hope was to locate a building to house our homeless female veterans and their children.
Our mission has been and always will be to support our Military and their families. The Legion Family has the opportunity to remodel a closed School. This will be the first shelter for Homeless Female Veterans in the Western New York area and the facility will provide a safe haven along with services that shall become the stepping stone to self-efficiency.
The property will be reconstructed enabling us to house 40 homeless female veterans with single and family units, day care rooms, cafeteria, residential & program space that will assist our veterans in acclimating back into society.
Our projected date for opening this facility will be 2017, and so we are looking to the WNY community to help us raise funds. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will be holding a “LIVE AUCTION” with Damon Gentner at the Orchard Park American Legion Post #567, 3740 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY. The doors open at 6:00PM with the auction starting at 7:00PM. Admission is $2.00 per person and includes snacks and one (1) beverage. A cash bar will be available along with food. We will have door prizes and a 50/50 split.
We are taking donations of new appliances, antiques, afghans, furniture, gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets for theater, concert, or sporting events, time share or condos, plane tickets, etc. and any cash donations can be made by making checks payable to the ECAL Family Project, C/O David McKeever American Legion Post #64, 1770 South Park Avenue, Buffalo NY 14220. Your donations are tax deductible.
Please come and join us to help our “HOMELESS FEMALE VETERANS” get the much needed help they deserve!!!
If you have questions please contact one of the following: Ray at 445-1645 -, Debbie at 836-9617 –, Anne at 432-1354 – or Kathy at 598-8672 –

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