(301) 253-0769

American Legion Post 171

Damascus, Maryland

American Legion Post 171 and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: American Legion Post 171
Address: 10201 Lewis Drive, Damascus, MD, 20872
Room Name: Downstairs Party Room
Sat Jun 25, 2016
Time: 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Coordinator Name: Jennifer Shaffer
Coordinator Phone Number: (301) 253-0769

Click here to make an appointment - http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=ALP%2520171%2520Damascus%2520MD

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Please also take the time to view this video that explains the role of the American Red Cross. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2G5T_rdeSQ

Significant Need for Type O Negative Blood
Eligible donors with type O negative blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or double red cell donation.

Use Rapid Pass to fast track your donation, visitredcrossblood.org/RapidPassto learn more.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
American Red Cross Blood Services - 2025 E St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006


We at American Legion Post 171 in Damascus, Maryland, are veterans, men and women who have served honorably in the armed forces during the war eras prescribed by law. The Post was founded in the fall of 1945. 

Our Post includes more than 400 Legionnaires, who, like all American Legion (www.legion.org) members, are volunteers who serve with commitment to support our fellow service members and veterans, mentor our young Americans, sponsor community service programs, and advocate for strengthening our nation’s defense and security, patriotism and honor.

Damascus Post 171’s Legion Family includes our Auxiliary Unit 171 (www.alaforveterans.org) and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 171 (www.legion.org/sons). 

Below are just some of the activities in which our Legion Family is engaged:

  • American Legion Baseball—junior and senior youth teams

  • Boy’s State and Girl’s State 

  • Boy Scout Troop Sponsorship

  • College Scholarships 

  • Oratorical Contest

  • Americanism Essay Contest and Poster Contest

  • American Legion School Awards and Flag-raising Ceremonies

  • Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies

  • Programs honoring WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans

  • Programs for Wounded Warriors from the Walter Reed Medical Center

  • Recognition for Public Safety First Responders

  • Color Guard presentations at community events

  • American Flags for the Pockets of deployed service members

  • Comfort Items Packages for deployed service members

  • Flag Retirement Ceremonies

  • Donations to a wide variety of charitable organizations

  • Visits to VA hospitals

  • Monthly Pancake Breakfasts

We raise money for our activities and charitable donations with weekly cash Bingo on Thursday evenings and public events like shrimp feasts and oyster roasts at various times each year. We invite you to join us for these events.

Our three Legion Family organizations meet monthly on the second Monday at 7 PM at the Post Home. We are continuously seeking and welcoming new members. If interested in becoming one of us in the Post, Auxiliary, or SAL Squadron, please contact us at (301) 253-0769 or info@legionpost171.org