Letter to the Editor: Post sustained damage during flood


On July 13, Mother Nature unleashed some of her fury on the town of Woodstock.  The newspapers and TV covered the event but what people don’t know is that the Woodstock American Legion also sustained damage as well.

The downstairs area had extensive water damage as well as an intrusion of fuel oil/diesel from an unknown source. We had to rip out the carpet and flooring as well as part of the walls and paneling.  While we did receive an insurance check, it is far from enough to cover our losses.  It is unknown if any funds will be received from the county disaster declaration.

The Woodstock American Legion has provided scholarships and awards as well as various community donations to the area since its inception here.  We are now asking for the community’s help in the form of donations to help repair our facility.  We have received some donations from a few sources but if community members could in any way find it in their hearts to make a donation to us, we would greatly appreciate it.  Please contact the post or send a donation that you might spare to the American Legion in Woodstock.

For God and country,

Kenn Sadler, 1st Vice Commander, Woodstock American Legion Post 199, and the officers and members of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion