American Legion Post 55 Supports Education

Row 1 (L-R): Dr. Willie P. Lindsay, Jr., Post 55 2nd Vice President, Ashley Gaugh, Kim Bennett-Selby, Dr.
Antionette Coward, Cindy Kacher, Reve. Dr. Andree Mountain, Tammy Bosley, Brinae Robinson, Rebecca Stump,
Monica Graham
Row 2 (L-R): Wendel Baxter, Post 55 1st Vice President, Erika Jones, Thomas Webber, Ashley Gereli,
Karen Jankowiak, Chelsea Davies

Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to Nine Title 1 Schools in Harford County Public Schools.

American Legion Post 55, a steadfast pillar of the Bel Air community, has once again demonstrated its
unwavering commitment to education and community development. In a remarkable display of
generosity and solidarity, the SGT Alfred B. Hilton Memorial American Legion Post 55 has donated a
multitude of backpacks and schools supplies to nine Title I schools within the Harford County Public
Schools district.

The donation drive, spearheaded by American Legion Post 55 in partnership with local businesses and
community members, aims to empower young minds and pave the way for academic success among
students in need. Title I schools, which serve a significant number of students from low-income families,
often face challenges in providing essential educational resources. The benevolent efforts of the
American Legion Post 55 serve to bridge this gap and ensure that every child has access to the tools
necessary for a successful academic journey.

“These students are the future of our community, and it is our duty to support and invest in their
education,” stated Rev. Dr. Andee Mountain, Community Service Coordinator of American Legion Post 55 “By donating these backpacks and school supplies, we hope to alleviate some of the financial
burdens that families may face at the start of the school year and enable these young individuals on
their studies without distractions.”

The collaborative initiative received an overwhelming response from local businesses, community
members, and American Legion Post 55 members, who came together to ensure the success of this vital
endeavor. The donated backpacks are not only functional but also stylish, allowing students to start the
school year with a sense of pride and belonging.

“We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve received from American Legion Post 55 and our
community partners,” expressed Dr. Sean Bulson, Superintendent of Harford County Public Schools.
“This donation will have a profound impact on our students, boosting their self-confidence and
motivation to excel in their studies. It’s heartening to see such a strong commitment to education from
our community.”

The American Legion Post 55 has a rich history of community engagement, and this donation drive is a
testament to their ongoing dedication to uplifting the community. As a cherished community partner,
American Legion Post 55 continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for residents of
Bel Air and beyond.

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