Snyder: $55,000 secured for elevator at Fredericktown American Legion

State grant to increase access for local veterans

FREDERICKTOWN, July 27 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today that the Fredericktown American Legion will receive $55,000 to install a new elevator.

“Local veterans will benefit from this project for many years to come,” Snyder said. “I’m proud to see our tax dollars spent on something that will directly help the veterans in our community who are living with physical disabilities.”

An elevator is a necessity at the location, according to Alberta Orndoff, president of the local Ladies Auxiliary, who stated “The American Legion Post 391 has many disabled veterans who cannot walk up stairs. This grant will enable those veterans to continue to be active members of the Legion.”

Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, the American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

The Fredericktown American Legion Post #391, located at 501 Front St., holds a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

The grant funds are sourced from the Department of Community and Economic Development.