Veterans Tour State, Supporting Sandy Victims

By Justin Andrews
By Matt Hicks

Veterans Tour State, Supporting Sandy Victims

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM EST

Oxford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's a tour that happens each year., in which the New York State Department of the American Legion makes stops in all of New York's 62 counties.

On Thursday night, the stop was in Chenango County, in Oxford.

While talks usually center around the legion's community outreach, like youth scholarships, there was a new issue at the forefront of everyone's minds during a stop in Chenango County--Superstorm Sandy.

Timothy Van Patten, New York State Commander of the American Legion, said that's why he is currently trying to bring money into the American Legion's National Emergency Fund.

"That is my fundraiser, raising funds to rebuild that fund because we have many posts, many veterans looking for some kind of reimbursment for damages," said Van Patten.

You can send donations to:

DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK
SUITE 1300, 112 STATE ST.
ALBANY, NY 12207

For more information about the fund, you can visit its website by clicking here.