Legion Post 77 & Aux. aid recovering vets
Feb 15, 2013, 17:16
Bourgeois Stieffel Ray American Legion Post and Auxiliary 77 in Waveland is once again making preparations for the Ride2Recovery Gulf States Challenge.
“As members of the American Legion post and auxiliary, our mission and goals are to serve and support veterans, military and their families,” Post 77 Aux. President Diane Fountain said. “Ride2Recovery is one of the many programs we support. Ride2Recovery is designed to provide support to injured veterans and introduce them to the therapeutic and health benefits of cycling through spinning recovery labs and outdoor cycling programs which help them to recover from physical and mental injuries.
Last year, Legion Post 77 and Auxiliary set up a welcome stand to distribute water, Gatorade, fruit and energy bars to more than 300 cyclists and sponsors who participated in the Gulf States Challenge.
On March 3, Ride2Recovery will leave New Orleans, making several stops until the riders reach their final destination in Tallahassee, Fla.
“Our American Legion Post/Aux. 77 will once again set up a welcome stand at the Pearlington rest stop and distribute refreshments to the Ride2Recovery cyclists and sponsors,” Fountain said. “We are asking businesses and individuals for support in helping us to help them by donating refreshments for the welcome stand.
“We would also like to see a large number of supporters to welcome the R2R riders as they make their way down Hwy. 90 through our area.”
To participate, call Diane Fountain at 228-467-2198.
“Together we can make a difference in the lives of our healing heroes,” Fountain said. “Any and all donations are appreciated.”