P.O. Box 314 Manchaca, TX 78652

The American Legion 

Charitable Committee Chair

Boys/Girls State is a one-week American Legion program for selected high school juniors (girls and boys) in a university setting for one week who “learn by doing” about local, county and state government.  In 2012 the Post selected 10 students (2 girls and 8 boys) from the following area high schools:  Akins, Bowie, Hays and Lehman to at attend Boys/Girls State at a cost of $2,950.  Please see section on Boys/Girls State.

Post 326 supports a variety of Veterans and Community projects which are funded wholly from the revenue generated by our annual Memorial Golf Tournament.  The following are summaries of current on-going charitable projects:

Onion Creek Post 326

Veteran and High School Senior Scholarships

​American Legion Boys/Girls State

In 2010 Post 326 donated $1,000 to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) Austin Volunteer Services for Homeless Veterans to be used for the Austin Veterans Homeless Program.  In addition Post 326 has approved an additional donation of $500 to be paid-out later in the year.  In addition, during the period of June to July 2010, Post members Tom Harder, Roy Dalton, Don Wyatt, and Jerry Prestridge have collected and presented over $2,000 worth of good-quality men's clothing to the Austin-area Homeless Veterans Program.  In 2012 the Post contributed an additional $500.

Austin Veterans Homeless Program

CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Post 326 annually selects deserving high school seniors for scholarship awards.  In 2012 $18,000 in scholarships were awarded to students from the following area high schools:  Akins, Bowie, Hays and Lehman.  Please see section on Scholarships. Since the 2001 The Onion Creek American Legion Post has provided $***,*** in scholarship funds and continues to be one of the only Legion Posts to provide Veteran Scholarships. 

Fisher House Project

Other Veterans and Community Projects

H2H is an American Legion/Department of Defense program designed to assist returning severely wounded military veterans and their families during their time of readjustment to civilian life.  Post 326 has made a funded commitment of $2,450 to provide required support when notified.  For additional details please contact Post 326 Service Officer Bob Purcell at 512-357-4084/787-3290 or rpurcell48@yahoo.com or visit the Department of Texas web site at www.legion.org/heroes.

Heros to Hometowns (H2H)

  • Capital Area Food Bank for Victims of Hurricane Ike ($1,000)
  • Texas National Guard General Family Support Foundation ($500)
  • Post 326 thank you to Onion Creek Club employees for outstanding support and services ($500)
  • Support to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System to assist in the medical needs of Texas veterans ($325)
  • Purchase of  “Spinoza Bears” (talking bears with recorded cassette messages) to aid central Texas children recuperating from serious illnesses ($306)
  • DVD Flag Videos “For Which It Stands” distributed to ten local elementary schools including briefings to school representatives on it’s use ($300)
  • Scholarship Recognition Dinner ($264)
  • Texas National Guard Aviation Deployment ($250)
  • Boys/Girls State Recognition Dinner ($245)
  • Telephone Cards for Deployed and Hospitalized Members via The Fisher House ($200)
  • Bedichek Middle School Historical Preservation Project ($200)
  • Capital Area Food Bank for Victims of Hurricane Katrina ($200)
  • Support of the Onion Creek Sub-division July 4th celebration and Austin Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Austin area Military Service Coalition ($150)
  • Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services ($125)
  • Texas American Legion Development Foundation Oratorical Contest ($125)
  • American Heart Association ($100) and Others (Austin Area Military Service Coalition)
  • Salute to WW II Veterans; Temple VA
  • Visitation Program to the “The Park at Becket Meadows” (an assisted living facility)
  • Manchaca Volunteer Fire Department ($100).

In 2008 Post 326 donated $5,400 to Fisher Houses at the Brooke Army Medical Center and Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.  The Fisher House Project provides support/assistance to family members visiting wounded veterans recovering at military hospital facilities.  In 2012 the Post contributed an addtional $1,000 to the Fisher House at the Brooke Medical Center and $500 at the Ft Hood Darnel Army Hospital.

For questions or assistance please reach out to our Chairperson for inquiries.


Clyde Walls

Charitable Donations Chair


Cell: (512) 431-6983

email: cwalls1939@gmail.com