Fisher House Project
American Legion Boys/Girls State
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:
P.O. Box 314 Manchaca, TX 78652
Onion Creek Post 326
Austin Veterans Homeless Program
Heros to Hometowns (H2H)
For questions or assistance please reach out to our Chairperson for inquiries.
Charitable Donations Chair
Cell: (512) 917-8003
Charitable Committee Chair
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Department of Texas web site at www.legion.org/heroes.
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.
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.
Veteran and High School Senior Scholarships
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.