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NEF fundraising goals for department commanders

NEF fundraising goals for department commanders

One hundred percent of donations to NEF go toward grants for Legionnaires, posts and family members who are dealing with the after-effects of an emergency situation.

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Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Check for the Legion's National Emergency Fund was presented during the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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NEF assistance under way in Tupelo

NEF assistance under way in Tupelo

Legion response team assists tornado victims in Tupelo, Miss., where a Legion post was among the buildings destroyed in the storm.

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Washington State post helps mudslide victims

Washington State post helps mudslide victims

Burlington Post 91 members have driven 482 roundtrip miles to deliver 2,830 pounds of supplies.

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Joe DeLaCruz, chairman of the Department of Oklahoma’s emergency relief program, looks over the tattered remains of a scrapbook in the aftermath of the tornado in Moore, Okla. (Photo by Henry Howard)

Crisis Management

Dating back to 1969, the National Emergency Fund has helped veterans rebuild lives shattered by tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Arizona NEF recipients praise program

Arizona NEF recipients praise program

As tornado and wildfire seasons approach, National Commander Dellinger reiterates the need for donations to assist disaster victims.

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NEF program aids disaster victims

NEF program aids disaster victims

The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to veterans who qualify.

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Legion support felt in wake of Midwest storms

Legion support felt in wake of Midwest storms

Organization’s aid to affected Legionnaires and Legion Family members epitomizes ‘veterans helping veterans.’

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NEF funds available for storm victims

NEF funds available for storm victims

The Legion’s National Emergency Fund ready to assist qualified applicants recovering from severe Midwest tornadoes.

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Emergency aid is ‘what the Legion does’

Emergency aid is ‘what the Legion does’ 

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Support for NEF continues to grow

Support for NEF continues to grow

Response kits are being delivered to departments. Meanwhile, former grant recipients contribute toward fundraising goal.

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NEF donations thermometer is rising

Since Sept. 1, more than $62,000 has been donated toward National Commander Dellinger’s primary fundraising program.

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Legion aids Colorado flood victims with shelter, donations

Legion aids Colorado flood victims with shelter, donations

Legion volunteers mucking out damaged homes, providing financial aid and shelter for Colorado flood victims.

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Legion responds to Colorado flooding

Legion responds to Colorado flooding

Post 18 in Greeley, Colo., providing National Emergency Fund and Temporary Financial Assistance grants to veterans who qualify.

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NEF fundraising goal: $1 million

NEF fundraising goal: $1 million

Donations to NEF go toward helping Legion family members and posts recover in the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado or other disaster.

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Legion gives nearly $200k to Oklahoma families

Legion gives nearly $200k to Oklahoma families

Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance has provided aid to 177 families affected by the deadly tornado that hit the state last month.

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Legion continues assisting vets affected by Oklahoma twisters

Legion continues assisting vets affected by Oklahoma twisters

Nearly 200 families helped after Moore storm; Legion predicts busy summer.

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Oklahoma veterans, families receive help

Oklahoma veterans, families receive help

Nearly 200 victims affected by deadly tornado receive financial emergency assistance from the Legion.

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Veteran family returns home to debris

Veteran family returns home to debris

The American Legion remains on-site in Moore, Okla., helping veterans with emergency assistance.

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Help veterans in Oklahoma

Help veterans in Oklahoma

The American Legion and Soldier's Wish are on hand in Moore, Okla., assisting veterans affected by the deadly tornado.

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Legion sets up hotline for tornado victims

Legion sets up hotline for tornado victims

Veterans in Moore, Okla., in need of emergency assistance can call (800)-504-4098.

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Legion allocates $1 million for tornado victims

Legion allocates $1 million for tornado victims

Legion staff, Soldier's Wish on site in Moore, Okla., to provide water, food and other items to help the community.

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Superstorm doesn’t keep post down

Superstorm doesn’t keep post down

Rebuilding Together, other entities unite to push Legion Post 143 in New Jersey one step closer to being totally rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy.

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‘The least we can do’

‘The least we can do’

Post 235 in Marseilles, Ill., delivers thousands of meals to community members impacted by flooded Illinois River.

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Illinois post feeds flood victims

Illinois post feeds flood victims

American Legion Post 235 in Marseilles is serving 1,000 meals a day to those affected by the Illinois River flood.

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'Overwhelming' generosity helps post rebuild

'Overwhelming' generosity helps post rebuild

Superstorm Sandy left five feet of water inside Post 143 in Highlands, N.J. On Saturday – thanks in part to help from other posts – the recovery continues.

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Sandy's Saviors

Legion posts offered shelter, meals and other aid in superstorm’s wake.

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Legion ‘boots on the ground’ in Sandy relief

Legion ‘boots on the ground’ in Sandy relief

Throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Legionnaires and posts have done whatever they can to help victims of the storm.

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Legion family steps up following Sandy

Legion family steps up following Sandy

Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL open up doors to those affected by superstorm, gather food and supplies, and even provide rescue services.

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NEF available to Hurricane Sandy victims

NEF available to Hurricane Sandy victims

National Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Legionnaires, Legion posts impacted by natural disasters.

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