Madison American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 members, together with community donations, were able to donate more than $1,000-worth of school supplies to 7 schools in the Madison and Anson area. Contributed photo

The Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 of Madison was again able to donate more than $1,000 worth of school supplies, backpacks, bottles of hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, water bottles, boxes of tissues, and masks to seven schools in the Madison and Anson area. This donations was possible because of cash donations and school supplies from auxiliary members and community members.

Unit 39 supports community programs such as children and youth. Each year the members of the auxiliary donate school backpacks filled with school supplies.

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for more than a century to meeting the needs of the nation’s veterans, military, and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 billion.

As part of the world’s largest patriotic service organization, auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

To learn more about the auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit alaforveterans.org or mainelegionpost39.org, or contact Robin Turek, American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit 39 president, at P.O. Box 325, Madison, ME 04950, [email protected] or 207-696-8289.

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