A very special thanks goes out to the Management of Walmart for their support of the American Legion Emergency Operations Center. On the 28th of May we opened the Post as a Red Cross Shelter for those families displaced by the floods. As a beneficiary of a grant last year we were able to upgrade the facilities with emergency communication equipment. Key in monitoring the weather, road conditions and assisting families in notifying their loved ones. We started processing in evacuees that morning and by 6:30 PM the last evacuee was picked up by a family member. If not for Walmart’s generously, this expeditious processing of evacuee’s could not have been accomplished. In addition, Walmart generosity donated a pallet load of water, ice and snacks in this relief effort which was truly appreciated by all.
Commander Post 442