The American Legion Riders of Post 50 and Paso Robles American Legion recently donated $2,000 to the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program of Paso Robles.
The American Legion and the American Legion Riders are interrelated organizations that work to promote the rights of all veterans as well as patriotism and national pride through various youth and other programs.
The Mighty Oaks Warrior Program is committed to assisting the nation’s military warriors and their families. It provides healing as well as help to warriors learn to handle the effects of post-traumatic stress both in war and at home.
Elias Nimeh, executive director of the Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County, recently returned from a 500-mile hike on the famous Camino de Santiago trail from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Thanks to pledges made by supporters of his walk, more than $4,000 was raised for the Senior Nutrition Program, which will feed four seniors for an entire year.
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Transitions-Mental Health Association has received a $10,000 grant from the Opportunity to Thrive Initiative at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The grant will be used to support a new program called First Day Out in conjunction with a new recidivism reduction program with the County of San Luis Obispo.
First Day Out provides a transition for adults with mental health issues who are being released from San Luis Obispo County Jail. The program will provide basic essentials for resuming their life on the outside and a program mentor when they are released.