American Legion R&R Program Seeks Condo Donation

American Legion R&R Program Seeks Condo Donation

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Army veteran Jason Bruce and his family were among those who were given a free weeklong vacation in Ocean City as part of the American Legion Post 524 Rest and Relaxation program. (Photo courtesy Doug Otto)

Ocean City American Legion Post 524 is seeking a one-week donation of an island condominium to honor a visiting military family.

The Legion’s Rest & Relation Program, now in its seventh year, welcomes service men and women annually to America’s Favorite Family Resort as a way to say “Thank you” for their service and sacrifices.

“Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well,” said Jerry Bonner, Chairman of the R&R Committee.

“Many of these military personnel have spent time in the hotspots of the world, and the least we can do is honor their commitment to our country and the protection they provided us,” Bonner added.

The Legion’s weeklong expression of thanks to a military family begins with a police and firefighter escort onto the island. The family is given the use of a free condo for the week.

During a reception at Post 524, the guest military family receives donations of products and services from many Ocean City merchants, such as tickets to boardwalk amusement centers, dinners at local restaurants, groceries from food markets and admission to the Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Anyone with a potential condo to donate should contact Jerry Bonner at (609) 525-0258 or bonnerjerry@msn.com.