Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Patients at VA Medical Centers in Southern California will receive clothing, pajamas and toiletries as a result of a donation Tuesday morning from Emilio Francisco on behalf of the national American Legion.
The Midway City post 555 of the American Legion directed the organization to provide the supplies through its Operation Comfort Warriors program after an online report alleged that access to comfort care items was getting scarce at Southern California VA Medical Centers.
On Tuesday morning, representatives of the national American Legion and commanders of Orange County area American Legion posts stocked up on underwear, T-shirts, sweatpants and toothbrushes at local stores before taking the items to VA Medical Centers.
“This is a gift for all of those who have served and are now in need; they are welcome to it,” said Emilio Francisco, CEO of PDC Capital Group and a long time supporter of the American Legion.
Operation Comfort Warriors provides supplies and equipment to VA hospitals throughout the United States, Francisco said. Much of the organization’s work focuses on ways to help veterans with mental and physical rehabilitation after injuries and illness. “Our top priority is to produce the best outcomes possible for veterans.”
American Legion posts also reach out to local veterans by providing comfort items and addressing immediate needs in their communities. And the organization is active in helping homeless veterans throughout the nation.
“We donated insect spray to homeless veterans because of West Nile season,” said post member Michael Moe. “The American Legion is still the largest veterans advocacy organization. It’s not just an old man’s organization.’ We’re working to get younger people involved.”