American Legion Post #293 Donates $1,000 to Charles County Dare Program



Bob Johnson, American Legion Past National Vice Commander, presented a check for $1,000 to Charles County Sheriff’s Office's DARE program. Lt. John Caywood, commander of the Community Services Section, and Sgt. Carl Rye, supervisor of the Juvenile Resources Section accepted the check from Johnson. Photo courtesy CCSO.


LA PLATA, Md. - The Department of Maryland’s American Legion Post #293 Child Welfare Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.

Bob Johnson, American Legion Past National Vice Commander, presented the check in March at the Charles County Sheriff’s Headquarters in La Plata to Lt. John Caywood, commander of the Community Services Section, and Sgt. Carl Rye, supervisor of the Juvenile Resources Section, which teaches DARE to students.

“I am extremely thankful for the American Legion’s donation to our DARE program,” said Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey. “It is critical for students to know how important it is to say ‘no’ to drugs and DARE prepares them to make the right choice. The American Legion is making a great contribution to these students and their futures.”

DARE is a national school-based drug prevention program. Officers assigned to the Juvenile Resources Section teach the program to more than 2,000 sixth- and ninth-grade students in public and parochial schools in Charles County each year.

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