Veterans post in Yakima getting new HVAC from community donation
YAKIMA, Wash. - A post that serves veterans in the Yakima area will soon be cooler with the help of a community donation.
Members of the Logan Wheeler American Legion Post #36 raised $3,500 for new heating and air conditioning after members said the building's HVAC system broke down.
The money was raised by selling raffle tickets, according to a press release. Associate member Patty Morgan, who owns a condo in Leavenworth, donated the raffle prize of a weekend trip to Leavenworth.
Additional funding came from All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. Leaders said the local contractor offered to donate $1,000.
Senator Curtis King and Selah city councilman Jeremie Dufault each donated $1,750 for the new system, the release noted.
King said he is glad to contribute because he is proud of the work people at the post do to honor veterans.
“We can never do enough to help our veterans,” said Dufault, who is a Major in the U.S. Army reserves and has served overseas in both Afghanistan and Kuwait. Dufault is also a member of American Legion Selah Post #88.