Niagara Frontier Amvets Post 26 in North Tonawanda has been awarded a state legislative grant by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger.
"Iím pleased to be able to announce that Amvets Post 26 will be receiving $10,000 in state funding to make needed improvements to its facility on Ward Road," said Schimminger.
"Post 26 will apply the state funds toward making long-planned building updates and acquiring new equipment," the state lawmaker said. "I was contacted earlier this year by Post Commander Larry May and other representatives of the post and its auxiliary who requested my assistance in obtaining funds for the improvements."
"On behalf of the members, officers and ladies auxiliary of Amvets Post 26, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Assemblyman Schimminger for his diligent work in obtaining this grant. We are pleased and excited about our upcoming renovations. Amvets Post 26 is proud of our community service throughout the Twin Cities, and we look forward to continuing our support through the years to come," said Larry May, Commander of Amvets Post 26.
Schimminger noted that the 2003-04 state budget adopted in the spring included funding for such legislative initiatives, but that an impasse over how the funds would be released had just recently been resolved by the Governor and the Legislature, allowing the Assemblyís grant process to go forward.
"Amvets Post 26 is an important community asset in the Twin Cities, hosting numerous public functions and activities in addition to serving our veterans," concluded Schimminger. "Itís certainly appropriate to be able to announce this funding for this fine organization as we continue to recognize Veterans Day and honor the service of Post 26ís membership, all of our communityís veterans and those now serving in uniform."