MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

American Legion meets anonymous act of kindness in Belmont County

One anonymous Belmont County man astonished members of the American Legion Post 52 in Bellaire with an unexpected act of kindness.

One anonymous Belmont County man astonished members of the American Legion Post 52 in Bellaire with an unexpected act of kindness.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 626 and American Legion Post 52 in Bellaire have been collecting items for troops stationed overseas.

They're sending boxes filled with toiletries, games and other heartfelt items.

They know what it's like to be stationed far away.

"By all of us being down range at some point or another, when you get a box or a package from home, it brings it back like you're almost back here, stateside,” said Kevin West, Second Vice Commander American Legion Post 52.

When members of the American Legion went out to ship the boxes, they weren't expecting what happened next.

"The manager told us that the gentleman that's pulling away in the white pickup truck out there just paid for our packages,” West said.

The shipping wasn't cheap. Sending the packages across the world would cost more than $400.

"It brought tears to our eyes, that there are still people in this wonderful world of ours, and this nation that can't be beat, that was willing to pay out of his own pocket for our troops,” West said. “We thought that was really great."

West said all they know is that the man is a Belmont County resident and that he drives a white Chevrolet truck.

Though they don't know who he is, they just want to make sure he knows how appreciative they are.

"We just want to say ‘thank you’ to him,” West said.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending