As American Legion Family members conduct Buddy Checks and prepare for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Buddy Check Week Oct. 16-20, The American Legion has refreshed its Buddy Check toolkit and created a new door hanger to help you show veterans that you care about their well-being. Visit legion.org/buddycheck to download the following tools:
- Buddy Check Toolkit that explains the program, provides steps to conducting a successful Buddy Check, gives sample scripts and more.
- Buddy Check doorhanger that is printer-friendly and can be customized as a leave-behind when Legion Family members visit a veteran who is not a home.
Also, here is a 6-minute video that provides useful tips for posts planning to do a Buddy Check. It’s from 2019 National Legion College graduate and Maryland Legionnaire John Kilgallon, whose daughter Mary helped him create a how-to Buddy Check message with a white board as part of his Legion College homework.