The American Legion’s Buddy Check program
How to Perform a Buddy Check During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Provides guidance and scripts for American Legion Buddy Check teams to use when calling on veterans who may need help specific to the pandemic, such as food, medicine or just a friendly voice on the line to help them get through the isolation.
How to get organized and use myLegion.org
The national membership database housed on myLegion.org provides contact information, indexed by Zip Code, that can be used to conduct Buddy Checks. Steps about how to organize team and use myLegion.org to find and contact veterans can be found here:
Watch a video about what a Maryland Legionnaire learned about Buddy Checks in the program's first year.
Sample media advisory for posts
Posts are encouraged to invite local media to see how Buddy Checks are working in their communities. This downloadable template can be customized by a local post and distributed to media outlets with an invitation to cover.
Sample Buddy Check press release for posts
The community wants to know when and why The American Legion conducts Buddy Checks for veterans in their communities. A sample press release is available that can be customized to include specifics about a local Buddy Check event or series of events.
FAQs About The American Legion
A succinct statement of basic answers to frequently asked questions about The American Legion also provides space for Buddy Check teams to modify with department and local programs and services.