Oktoberfest 2017

Event Name Oktoberfest 2017
Event Date/Time Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Host American Legion Riders, Jeff Davis Post 18
Event Type Motorcycle Show
Event Description Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support Veteran and local charities. This year we’re supporting the following organizations, which are all outstanding 501(c)3 organizations: Wreaths Across America, Camp New Dawn, Patriot Point and Queen Anne’s County Food Pantry Program.

Contrary to popular belief, The American Legion receives no money or grants from the federal government. Our service programs are sustained by contributions such as yours. The American Legion is a tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. We DO NOT use professional solicitors, as some do because they usually keep 70-90% of every dollar they raise. We are all unpaid volunteers, prior service (Legionnaires), spouses, daughters of service members/veterans (Auxiliary) or sons of veterans (Sons of the American Legion (SAL)). We're continuing to serve our community and the interests of the great good within society.

Consider helping the American Legion Riders (ALR) reach our charity goals. Be a patriot and help us defend freedom on ride at a time, as we continue to provide support to veterans, our community and those in need.

Many do not realize the mission and scope of the American Legion. In the last 10-years ALR (all chapters) raised more than $6 Million for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which assists the children of those that have died in military service, and kids of veterans who as a result of injuries sustained in service are 50% or more disabled.

The American Legion from a veteran perspective provides assistance with education and employment (e.g. VA benefits, job fairs); VA benefits counseling, Operation Comfort Warriors (meets the needs of wounded, injured, or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items (e.g. recreational opportunities, loose clothes for burn victims, etc.)); Family Support Network (provides help for military families who need child care, yard work, chores, household repairs, and other forms of assistance, free of charge); The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance program (awards cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities, and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment); and the National Emergency Fund, which provides relief for veterans and their families in the wake of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires. Those are but a few we have many philanthropic endeavors.

Since becoming a member of Post 18, and living in the community since 2003, the American Legion has raised and distributed more than $500,000 to local charities. We have supported everything from Wounded Veterans Waterfowl Weekends, which many of you actively supported. We have supported the Boy Scouts, Boys State scholarships, Auxiliary and SAL scholarships, The Stanley Johnson Nursing/ Health Science Scholarship, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Queen Anne's County Food Pantry program, and many other local charities.


Location The American Legion in Centreville, MD ... easy to spot especially with the mural painted on the building.
Address 2619 Centreville Road    [Map]
City Centreville
Zip 21617
Contact Phone (443) 852-1285 - Radar
Contact Email ken.huddleston@atlanticbb.net
Event URL www.facebook.com/American-Legion-Riders-Post-18-701115336598136/