NORTH RIDGEVILLE -- American Legion Post #717 wants to raise its game and offer more money to its charitable and youth programs.

But to do that requires a $70,000 investment in a sewer line but they don't have the money.

The post was formed when two other posts merged five years ago. The merged post bought and moved into an old party center but Lorain County health officials and the Environmental Protection Agency insist it must install a 277-foot sewer lineto be able to cook and sell food on the premises.

The post is reaching out in advance of Veterans Day for help.

Those who wish to donate to the post's campaign can write a check to American Legion Post #717 and send them to Bill Rundle, 8820 Bender Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039