American Legion Post 72 Mulberry Florida
1500 N. Church Ave.
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A brief story of who we are: Our Post received its original charter on October 29, 1920 and has served the Lakeland/Mulberry area since that time. Our Post Motto is “We are veterans serving veterans and their families.” We are a not-for-profit organization.
All members are volunteers and we depend upon our volunteer base to promote our goals. As members of the Mulberry and south Lakeland communities, we work together with elected and appointed officials, law enforcement officers, as well as teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators from our local schools to promote activities that benefit our communities. We offer our time, labor, experience, and skills and not to receive accolades or formal recognition, but to contribute to our community. Mulberry Post 72 offers college scholarships to graduates of Mulberry High School and to the descendants of Post 72 Family as well as to graduates of the Mulberry High School ROTC program. We provide help for needy families, and veterans where the cause arises. We can provide a benefits advocate for our veterans when they need assistance, and routinely direct those in need to places of help.
There are 4 families that make up Post 72. The Post, the Auxiliary, the SAL (Sons of the American Legion) and the Legion Riders.
The Auxiliary Unit 72 offers nursing scholarships, Girls State, Thanksgiving and Christmas food Baskets, make donations to Liberty Manor, Mulberry Community Center and the Mulberry Library, and helps with the Christmas gifts to families who have military personal deployed during the holidays. They also raise funds for Relay for Life and have cut and sent coupons totaling nearly $500,000 to Troops and their families who are station overseas.
The SAL helps with the Christmas gifts to families who have military personal deployed during the holidays and donates money to the other Post families to support their programs.
The Riders support Liberty Manor a nonprofit group that help rehabilitate homeless Veterans and The Wreaths Across America.
In order to support our various programs we have many fund raisers on a regular basis. There are bingos every Monday and the first Saturday of every month. We also have dinner - dances every Friday night. On the 4th Saturday of the month we have a rib sale in front of the building. All of fund raisers are open to the public but please call ahead so we can prepare enough food for everybody. We also rent out our banquet hall and our seven acre grounds. There are electrical and water hookups on the grounds.
If you are a member of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of the American Legion and are in our area, stop by for a visit. Guests are always welcome. We welcome new members and volunteers with open arms. Please contact our Post Adjutant if you would like to join our Post family.