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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Ashley Pointe gives American Legion $600 check

 

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American Legion members Ron McEntire, Loren Sperry, Ashely Pointe Executive Director Susan Jones,  Legion members Jim Smith and Tom Thorleifson and Mayor Vern Little.

Last November, Ashley Pointe, a premier senior living center in Lake Stevens, honored its veterans for Veterans Day. They also pledged to give $600 to American Legion Post 181 for each move-in in November.

At the time, Ashley Pointe had 21 veterans living in their beautiful facility. Currently they have 18 veterans, which is why helping them is so important.

Radiant Senior Living, of which Ashley Pointe is a part, donated $27,000 that month and donated it all to the various veterans associations.

"We are proud to support our American Legion and honor all of the men and women who have served so selflessly in many foreign arenas. Our thanks go out to all of them," said Susan Jones, Executive Director.

On Thursday, March 27, a check was given to Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little and Past Commander of American Legion Post 181 Tom Thorleifson for $600.

"When we get money like this we turn it back in to the community for veterans," Thorleifson said. "We also help community organizations and help send students to Boys and Girls State."

Currently, American Legion Post 181, the Lake Stevens branch of the Legion, has over 200 members.

Many residents, including several of the veterans living at Ashley Pointe, attended the ceremony on Thursday.

"At Ashley Pointe it is our belief that life should be enriching. We provide great food, life-enriching activities, and reliable, courteous service, offering Independent and Assisted Living options to facilitate and enrich a variety of senior lifestyles," Jones said.

 

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