American Legion Raising Hope for Sandy Victims

By Matt Porter

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 7:37 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The American Legion Post 82 is calling on people to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

They are asking the various veteran organizations to give at least 100 dollars to "Project Hope"

"You name it, any organization, if they just do a $100 we could make over $5,000," said Post Commander Edward Arnold.

The Legion will use the money raised to give to the Red Cross to keep shelters and rescue operations downstate full stocked.

"7,600 people stay overnight in over 100 shelters down there, so we definitely appreciate the legion is going to help us for the Red Cross," said Rick Larson of the American Red Cross.

Anyone interested can donate, they just ask any contributions be made as checks.

Local postal carriers will also be picking up any non-perishable, non-breakable food stuffs left in mailboxes this Saturday.

Also, this Saturday night, the legion is organizing a dance party for the cause.

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