Legion 160 Auxiliary donates to Blessings in Backpack program

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 Second Vice President Bev Swaim (right) presents a check for $300 to Hollyn Anderson, co-founder of Blessings in a Backpack of Huntington County.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 Second Vice President Bev Swaim (right) presents a check for $300 to Hollyn Anderson, co-founder of Blessings in a Backpack of Huntington County. Photo provided.

The ladies of American Legion Unit 160 in Roanoke recently donated $300 to Blessings in a Backpack. Second Vice President Bev Swaim presented the check to Hollyn Anderson, co-founder of Blessings in a Backpack of Huntington County. The Auxiliary voted to make the donation at their meeting on Dec. 5, after members from Blessings in a Backpack gave a presentation to the members in attendance.

“Unit 160 is proud to assist such a wonderful program that ensures the children in our community do not go hungry and are better able to concentrate on their education,” says Unit Secretary Ashley Black.

Additionally, Unit 160 is helping two local families and local food pantries this Christmas season. The auxiliary is collecting various gifts for the families in need, as well as food, hygiene products and household items for the three food pantries in Roanoke. Donated items may be dropped off at Post 160, 1122 N. Main St. in Roanoke.

Contact Ashley Bruemleve Black on Facebook or call 519-2033 for more information. Donations will be accepted at the Post through Friday, Dec. 22.