When natural disasters like tornadoes, floods or wildfires strike, The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund swiftly delivers needed money to veterans in their communities. During Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed, the NEF gave over $1.5 million in cash grants to veteran families in order to help them pay for motels, food and other necessities following the storm’s destruction. Similar financials infusions are made across the nation, whenever needed, from small towns turned upside-down by tornadoes to urban neighborhoods inundated by floodwaters. NEF money is also available in the event of a military or terrorist attack in the United States.

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