Members of the American Legion presents Major Richard Amick with a check for $2,000 to help with the Haiti relief effort.

Members of the American Legion presents Major Richard Amick with a check for $2,000 to help with the Haiti relief effort.

The Salvation Army received $2,000 from the American Legion on Feb. 10, 2010 to help in the relief efforts in Haiti. Four American Legion members came to present the funds.

American Legion Commander Dan Gates from the Broad Ripple post 3 said that they were donating to The Salvation Army “because of their reputation.”

Gates remembers The Salvation Army helping soldiers while serving in Burma.

Rees Morgan, an American Legion member, talked about why they chose The Salvation Army as the organization to receive their funds. “One of the main reasons is because you’re dependable,” he told Salvation Army Divisional Commander Richard Amick.

The American Legion representatives presented the check to Major Amick who expressed great appreciation for the needed funds. “We will not let you down,” Amick said upon receiving the check.