The Greater Meaning of a Gift
We have all heard the saying "It's the thought that counts". This could not be more true today. This past December we received an amazing gift from Our friends at the Wausau American Legion Post and the American Legion Riders. Back in the Winter of 2018 we were invited to speak at the Wausau Post meeting. In that meeting we shared how the 2017 season had gone, stories form veterans that stayed with us and ideas for the future of Camp. At the end of our presentation we were asked if there was anything we needed. After going through our list of basic expendables and supplies we mentioned that our Camp Truck was at the end of it's serviceability. In fact, it was very near the end. It was then that the idea to purchase a new Camp Truck was born.
This past fall we received a call from our friends in Wausau. They explained that they had $35,000 to put towards a new 2019 Dodge truck with a new plow. If we could get the last $10,000 to purchase the vehicle we were in business... Legion Riders to the rescue, again! During the 2019 Fall Ride The Wisconsin American Legion Riders raised and donated over $26,000 to Camp American Legion. The money donated was designated to be used for capital improvements. $10,000 form the 2019 Fall Ride donation was used to complete the purchase and on December 19, 2019 we took delivery of the New Camp truck.
Thank you to everyone at the Wausau Post 10, to all of our Wisconsin American Legion Riders and the entire
American Legion Family.
The Wisconsin American Legion is 100 years strong. What we do today and how we do it may change, but it has never been more important than WHY we do it!
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