Last year, the Dorn Veterans Hospital ran out of winter clothing to give to Veterans in need. Camden’s American Legion Post 17 and the Hobkirk Hill chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution are co-hosting a winter clothing drive.
On Friday, December 8 from 4:00-7:00, the American Legion Post will be open to receive NEW winter clothing, including coats, scarves, gloves, and hats for Veterans. Amazon and Walmart have lots of options. Donation receipts will be provided. 1333 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden off Hwy 1.
Next Post Meeting December 4th, 2023 at 6:30 pm
For more information about events, click on the icon below to see our calendar.
Help American Legion Post 17 Honor local heroes by sponsor a $17 wreath today to be placed on a veterans grave at noon, December 16, at Quaker Cemetery in Camden, S. C. Thank you
Mail checks made out to:
American Legion Post 17
P. O. Box 456
Camden, S. C. 29021
Question call: Jimmy King 803-420-3862 or David Fuller 803-427-3998
MESSAGE FROM THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH
June 27, 2023
PACT ACT Summer VetFest
VA is committed to extending health care and expanding benefits to Veterans covered by the PACT Act of 2022.
I would like to thank you for your support in our enterprise-wide efforts to ensure that all eligible Veterans and their survivors are encouraged to file a claim or submit their intent to file a claim now.
Most Veterans who file a claim or submit their intent to file a claim for PACT Act-related benefits before August 10, 2023 will have those benefits, if granted, backdated to August 10, 2022, the day that President Biden signed the bill into law. To learn more about the intent to file process, please see this fact sheet.
So far this year, VHA and VBA have collaborated to produce 119 successful PACT Act benefits clinics and health care enrollment fairs across the nation, reaching more than 8,500 attendees.
Building on this success, we are now focusing our efforts on “Summer VetFest,” a series of family-friendly outdoor PACT Act outreach events in the style of a county fair. VISN and VAMC leadership teams have identified specific locations for these events, with at least one per state. Medical centers will also identify partnership opportunities within their communities to co-host additional outreach events.
To everyone who has participated or will participate in these PACT Act outreach efforts, thank you for helping to make sure that Veterans and their survivors take full advantage of the biggest expansion of VA health care benefits in a generation.
Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA
Under Secretary for Health
Second Annual Car Show
The event was a wonderful success and many thanks to Tommy Cockrell and other post-17 members in putting this event together. For pictures of the event, click on the link below.
Turning Interest Into Action
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
The American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 of Camden, SC petitioned to host The Wall That Heals in 2018. Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
JAMES LEROY BELK POST 17
Working together to help our community and our veterans.
JAMES LEROY BELK POST 17 AT A GLANCE
Here at James Leroy Belk Post 17, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Making A Difference
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Reinforcing our Commitment
Helping The Community
At James Leroy Belk Post 17, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
How to become a member?
Please contact Jim King Post 17 Membership office at 803-432-9026 or email him at Jenorma2@att.net
Post 17 meets the first Monday of the month with the exception if it is a holiday. Upcoming meeting information will be posted on this website if you want to come and visit Post 17.
1333 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden 29020
Any questions please click on the Let's Chat
CONTACT JAMES LEROY BELK POST 17
Get in touch with James Leroy Belk Post 17 to learn more about our work, how you can get involved, and if you are interested in renting the hall. Call 803-438-6299.
1333 Chestnut Ferry Rd
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