The Ocean City Exchange Club has donated $7,000 to American Legion Post 524 to help fund monthly Coffee Express Care Package shipments to military personnel serving overseas. The program packs and mails items donated by many local businesses as a way to say “thank you for your service,” and also to bring a taste of the Jersey Shore to those far away.
According to program Chairman John Laughlin, this is the ninth year that care packages have been assembled at Post 524 and shipped worldwide. Over 1,500 packages have been delivered to date.
The Exchange Club donation, the result of funds raised during its annual Roger La Rosa Charity Golf Tournament, will fund the mailing of care packages well into the next year, according to Legion Adjutant Jack Hagan. “It’s kind of a costly program,” he said, “so we are very thankful.” Read more.