BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — The American Legion Post 186 in Brooksville held a yard sale Saturday to help those who have served the nation.
- Proceeds from sale to help homeless veterans
- Aid to come in form of food donations or a place to stay
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Dozens of shoppers visited the post for the sale to browse everything from salt and pepper shakers to Christmas decorations.
For organizer Doris Webster, it was more than just a yard sale.
“My two husbands were both veterans, my brother, my sister, my brother in-law, my nephew — all veterans,” said Webster, a member of the post's auxiliary group.
Coming from a long line of veterans, Webster has a passion for giving back to those she calls her family members.
“It feels great," she explained. "My whole life is dedicated to veterans."
Proceeds will go straight to helping homeless veterans, whether it be with food donations or a place to stay.
Meanwhile in Washington, Sen. Rick Scott is also working to help vets by backing the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act.
The bipartisan bill will allow veterans to sue for injuries due to medical malpractice while in combat.
“We’ve got to take care of our veterans," Scott said. "They defend the freedom of this country that we all enjoy."
The bill has already passed in the House, and is now in the Senate for approval.
The Legion says they will continue to work hard locally, and they hope politicians follow suit.
“They need to do more for our veterans because they really need it,” says Webster. “There are a lot of veterans that are left behind.”
To donate to the American Legion Post 186, visit them on the web at http://www.flpost186.org/.