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American Legion Riders helping veterans in need

By Staff | Apr 10, 2024

Cape Coral American Legion Post 90 has an active Riders group. Chapter 90 Riders is a motorcycle club that does a lot of good. During the holidays it organized a “teddy bear run” for Golisano Childrens Hospital to deliver a teddy bear to every child in care.

The Chapter 90 Riders also supplied and laid wreaths for the Wreaths Across America event held at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

But most recently the Riders had a special breakfast that was open to the public to support Project Vet Relief Suicide Prevention Initiative. They served 208 breakfasts and the event raised over $3,417, to be donated to the suicide prevention initiative. It is an unfortunate fact that veterans suffer a much higher suicide rate than the general public.

The Riders, who had 21 volunteers working at the event at Post 90 in Cape Coral, want to thank Legion members and especially members of the public that supported this effort.

Chapter 90 will be participating in a statewide effort in April when all American Legion Posts will help to raise money for Project Vet Relief Suicide Prevention Initiative. The local group will ride around 1,200 miles stopping at American Legion Posts throughout the state accepting donations to the cause.

You can contribute to this worthy cause by visiting give.floridalegion.org.