The Peekskill American Legion received an $18,000 state grant this weekend to help fix the foundation of its post on McKinley Street in the city and complete other repairs.
The grant was secured by state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson.
“I can’t tell you how appreciative we are of the senator. We are a center of veterans’ needs here in Peekskill and Cortlandt. We’ve been trying to keep our headquarters going so the veterans returning home have some place to come to seeking help,” said Jerry O’Shaughnessy, the post’s treasurer and secretary. “To have the money coming in with the help of Senator Ball, we can’t be any more thankful. This will help put our building back in shape and keep us going.”
Ball said the “Peekskill American Legion is the only active veterans organization in the city of Peekskill and I could not stand by and watch them lose their historic headquarters. It is critically important that our heroes, both past and present, have a place to connect.”