Contributed photo
                                American Legion Auxiliary Treasurer Connie Haugen (left) and First Vice President Jan Cleveland (right) presenting a check to Jack Becker in the amount of $800 for the Mercy Flight fuel fund on Orcas.

Contributed photo American Legion Auxiliary Treasurer Connie Haugen (left) and First Vice President Jan Cleveland (right) presenting a check to Jack Becker in the amount of $800 for the Mercy Flight fuel fund on Orcas.

What is the American Legion Auxiliary?

  • Tue Nov 21st, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

The American Legion Auxiliary on Orcas Island Unit # 93 was established in 1934 when it was at the old legion hall in Westsound. It is involved in the community in many ways. The organization makes financial donations to the YMCA Camp Orkila, gives scholarships for graduating seniors, funds Children’s House projects and Orcas Elementary school and serves lunch at the Orcas Food Bank Tuesday lunch several times a year. It also supports many veterans projects such as the VA Holiday Gift Shops, USO Airport Lounge, American Lake Veterans facility, Fisher House and Fircrest in Shoreline.