New Argall Report: Local Veterans and Service Organizations Struggle with Shutdown

HARRISBURG – The newest edition of a local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) focuses on a recent workshop discussion conducted by the Senate Majority Policy Committee on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s veteran and service organizations as a result of COVID-19 and the Governor’s shutdown.

“It should come as no surprise that many of our local nonprofits including our veterans’ clubs and service organizations have taken a huge financial blow from both the pandemic and the Governor’s shutdown orders,” said Senator Argall, who chairs the committee. “The Governor’s one-size-fits-all approach has battered employers and employees across the Commonwealth – even in areas where the spread of COVID-19 has been dramatically lower than major urban areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The most tragic thing facing our non-profits is that these executive orders have put a huge roadblock between them and their goal to help reinvest in their communities.”

The workshop discussion took place at the American Legion Post #233 in Shippensburg and was held at the request of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York). The discussion featured a variety of local organizations including the Shippensburg American Legion, the Pennsylvania VFW, The Catholic War Veterans Post 1342, the Pennsylvania American Legion, Moose International, the Federation of Clubs of Franklin-Fulton County, the Adams County Federation of Clubs, and the Veterans of Vietnam War Post 41.

This edition of the Argall Report will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  • Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Service Electric Cablevision:  Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10.  Please check local listings for air times. 

Senator Argall’s show is also available online at

Contact: Joshua J. Paul