American Legion R&R Program Seeks Condo Donations

American Legion R&R Program Seeks Condo Donations

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz, his wife Erika and their daughter, Emma, are wrapped in a Quilt of Valor during a Post 524 ceremony celebrating the Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program in 2018.

Ocean City American Legion Post 524 is seeking a one-week donation of two island condominiums to honor visiting military families.

The Legion’s Rest & Relation Program, now in its eighth year, welcomes service men and women annually to America’s Greatest 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