Monday, January 13, 2014

Webster Legion Helps Visiting Military Wife

Webster Post
Webster Post 942
WEBSTER, N.Y. -- A military wife in need could be headed home this week, thanks to Cottreall-Warner American Legion Post 942 in Webster, WHAM TV 13 reported.

The woman, traveling from Tennessee with her four kids, had car trouble over the weekend and stopped at Benson’s Service on Scottsville Road in Chili, the TV news reported.

"The only problem -- she couldn’t afford the estimated repair costs," the TV news report said. "Benson’s service manager found out the woman’s husband is deployed in Afghanistan, so he took the bill to American Legion Post 942 in Webster. The post offered to cover the cost of the repairs."  Benson hoped to have the parts in stock by Monday, Jan. 13, so the family could return home.

“I know how stressful things can be,” Post Commander Greg Cody told the TV station. “Typically these are the situations -- the wives are left home with the kids. That’s a tough situation, when your husband or wife is gone for what could be six months at a time.”