American Legion Post 91 donates another $16,000

CAMBRIDGE — The American Legion Dorchester Post 91 donated another $16,000 in July to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System for the benefit of veteran patients, adding to a donation in the same amount it made to the health care system just one month ago.

This most recent donation from Post 91 will enable the VA Maryland Health Care System to purchase a wheelchair scale ($4,000), an exam table ($4,000), a cardiac monitoring system ($4,000), 10 rolling blood pressure cuffs ($2,000), and ophthalmic lenses for eye exams ($2,000). These items will greatly enhance the health care services provided to the veterans living on the Eastern Shore and throughout Central Maryland.

“I salute the members of American Legion Dorchester Post 91 for supporting the men and women who have worn the cloth of our nation and are now receiving their health care from the VA Maryland Health Care System,” said Dr. Adam M. Robinson Jr., director of the VA Maryland Health Care System. “As a veteran with more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, I can attest to how much this will mean for our veteran patients and their family members.”

As a federal agency, VA receives a congressionally appropriated budget every fiscal year to cover the cost of VA health care services and day-to-day operations, but charitable donations are used to pay for supplemental expenses and special needs.

All monetary donations to VA are tax deductible and 100 percent of all donations go to directly support the needs of Maryland’s veterans. For information on how to make a donation to the VA Maryland Health Care System, visit www.maryland.va.gov and click on the “Volunteer or Donate” link.

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