Join the American Legion

Honorably discharged veterans who served in the military any time from December 7, 1941 through the present day are now eligible to be members of the American Legion.

The LEGION Act — Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service — which was signed by President Trump last summer, expanded the membership rules to include all veterans who served in the United States military from December 7, 1941, until a time when the United States is no longer at war. Previously only service members who served during periods of war as specified by Congress were eligible for membership.

Veterans interested in joining the American Legion can all their local post, the New Jersey American Legion at 609-695-5418, or email john@njamericanlegion.org.

Passport Processing

This spring Mercer County Clerk’s office will visit area municipalities to accept and begin processing United States passport applications on site.

Passport Processing Days will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23, at the Ewing Municipal Complex, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the Lawrence Township Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence­ville; and at the Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.

Those applying for a passport will need to bring a state certified birth certificate; a U.S. naturalization certificate or a previous U. S. passport; and proof of identity, such as a driver’s license or state issued identification card. The cost to apply for a passport is $110 for adults, $80 for minors. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 609-989-6473. For more information on passport requirements visit www.mercercounty.org/government/county-clerk-/office-services/passports, or call 609-989-6473.

Call for Volunteers

Area Rotary Clubs are seeking volunteers to help them in their fight against hunger by participating in End Hunger 3.6.

End Hunger 3.6 brings volunteers and Rotary Club members together to assemble 150,000 non-perishable meals that will be distributed to the hungry.

End Hunger 3.6 will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the Recreation Center at the College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing. Volunteers can register by calling 609-577-2536. For more information, visit www.rhrotary.org/end-hunger-3-6.

Call for Donations

With spring around the corner and spring cleaning on the forefront, the Rescue Mission of Trenton wants to remind area residents to consider donating anything they are not using to the Mission’s Thrift Store.

The Mission, a nonprofit organization that serves those in need, is accepting donations of adult and children’s clothing, furniture, working appliances, household items, and more, which they will sell at the thrift store located at 98 Carroll Street, Trenton. Proceeds from sales are used to support the Mission and its programs.

Anyone interested in donating can drop off clothes in designated clothing boxes or schedule a time for the Rescue Mission to pick up their donations. For a list of clothing box locations or to schedule a pickup, visit www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org or call 800-528-8825.

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