John V. Folsom was a local soldier who served during WWI.  While serving in Company L, 361st Infantry, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism".  Private Folsom was KIA on October 10, 1918 and buried beside his comrades-in-arms at Romagne, France.  We Honor his distinguished service to our country.

 


 IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR VETERANS

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STEVENS COUNTY VETERANS

ASSISTANCE & REFERRAL

509-685-2838

M-W-F   9AM - 3PM


CRISIS SERVICES

 Homeless Veteran HOTLINE 1-877-434-3838

(24 Hours a day, 7 days a week)

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VETERAN CRISIS LINE

800-273-8255

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 NATIONAL SUICIDE

PREVENTION HOTLINE

800-273-8255

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WOMEN VETERANS

CALL CENTER

855-829-6636

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ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

509-685-5644   (information)

800-459-0421 (new reports)

REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE

800-562-6087 

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

800-544-0543 (information)

509-685-5660 (information)

866-363-4276  (end harm)

REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE

800-557-9671 (PRESS1) or

800-562-5624


 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

CALL:

DISABLED AMERICAN VETS

509-434-7019

or

RURAL RESOURCES

509-685-6113   or

509-675-1623

or

VET TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (VA SPOKANE)

509-434-7506   or

509-723-8236


EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

WORK SOURCE

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

509-685-6158   or

509-685-6142


SERVICE DOGS call:

SHEPHERDS FOR LOST SHEEP

515-692-0469

 

 LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER FORMED AT POST 54

 At our Tuesday, 9/17/13 Regular Meeting, a group presented a request to be allowed to start a Legion Riders chapter at our Post.  A vote by members attending this meeting was unanomous to allow this group to organize at Post 54.  All of the necessary paperwork to organize will be prepared to make this official.  1st Vice, Hal Leedom was appointed to be their advisor.  Please welcome these new American Legion family member to our Post.  We believe they will be very active, as the "Riders" are known for making things happen in the community, state & nationally.
 


 



         

   Welcome    

 

American Legion John V. Folsom Post 54, Department of  Washington.   We are located at   111 S. Park Street (Hwy     395),     Chewelah, WA.  Although we are an American Legion Post, we are pleased to    also host other local Veteran organization under our roof.

 

American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion currently has about 2.6 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. These posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

The Department of Washington headquartered in Lacey is home to all state wide administrative and leadership functions.

 


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In an effort to make this site beneficial to all of our Post members (that is the main reason we have a webpage!!!!!), I would like to remind everyone that your input is vital to keep our membership informed of post, Auxiliary, SAL & Riders activities, post functions, community benefits, Veteran programs and much more.  PLEASE pass along input to Kathy Willis so she can e-mail to members and to Mike Ludwig so he can hi-light them on this website.  Thank you in advance for your input.

 


                                                     


                 

Post 54 is now on Facebook.  Find us at American Legion Post 54 Chewelah, WA