Veterans helping veterans.
That's the simple but sacred motto of Joe Quesenberry American Legion Post 10. Post 10 is proudly named after New Mexico's first casualty of World War I, and since the conclusion of the Great War, Post 10 (a registered, non-profit organization) has been serving veterans of every race, gender, age, and service branch. What binds us all is our shared service and commitment to 100% Americanism.
Whether it's assisting with a VA claim, helping a veteran with home improvements, hosting motorcycle rides for the prevention of veteran suicides, handing out supplies to veterans in need, providing a meeting place for groups from the Cub Scouts to the Las Colcheras quilting club, or donating to the local food bank, Post 10 has been there.
Post 10 has been an essential, 100% non-political part of the Las Cruces community for 101 years. But now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Post has been financially crushed. The Post relies almost exclusively on bingo proceeds to support Post activites, but since March, the state has prohibited both large meetings and gaming at nonprofits. So, not only bingo, but bake sales, breakfasts, motorcycle rides...all our charitable revenue streams have been cut off.
The Post has cut expenses to the bone, but without your help, there is no promise of an American Legion in Las Cruces. That's just the reality. Posts like ours don't hoard funds; we prepare and have contingency funds, but we invest our funds back into the community. Plainly stated, we can't survive without your help.
For the sake of all veterans in the Las Cruces community, we're asking you to donate any amount you can to see Post 10 continue to serve Las Cruces. Every penny helps, and every donation is appreciated more than you will ever know. We, the veterans and Legionnaires of Post 10, salute you.