American Legion Post 90 reaching out to veterans through Buddy Checks
American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral is conducting Buddy Checks during the month of April for veterans and their families to assist them and provide a friendly voice during potentially difficult times. Post 90 has a team of volunteer members who make a phone call to every veteran we can locate. Such outreach has been especially important during the challenges and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Veterans need to know they are not alone,” Post Public Relations Officer Ted Clark said. “American Legion Buddy Checks have been used in communities large and small throughout the country to help veterans get groceries, medication, transportation and fulfill other needs since the program launched in 2019. Buddy Checks became extremely important during the pandemic when stay-at-home orders made routine household activities so challenging. Veterans who receive Buddy Check calls also say the most important thing about them is a friendly voice at a time when friends and family are limited in their ability to gather in person. Buddy Checks can help veterans facing mental health and well-being struggles, no matter the reason.”
Those who know of veterans who would appreciate a Buddy Check call from American Legion Post 90 are encouraged to call the phone number of Post 90, 239-540-8128, or email Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or alpost90cape@ yahoo.com. Any veteran needing assistance of any kind is also encouraged to contact Post 90.
American Legion Post 90 is located at 1401 SE 47th St, Cape Coral. Founded in 2001, Post 90 has abided by the organization’s national motto — “Veterans Strengthening America” — for 20 years, through programs and services that support veterans, military personnel, youth and patriotic activities.