Online renewal. More than 245,800 American Legion members renewed their membership online in 2017, which was an increase of 33,263 from 2016. To date, 143,612 members have renewed online for the 2018 membership year. To easily and safely renew online, go to www.legion.org/renew.
Revitalization. In 2016, more than 2,500 American Legion posts were either started or revitalized through the efforts of district revitalization teams and National Headquarters staff. There are 21 district revitalizations planned through December. To learn more about post development and revitalization efforts, go to www.legion.org/membership/newposts.
VA volunteers. There are nearly 4,500 American Legion members participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) program where they regularly volunteer their time in VA medical centers and clinics, Fisher Houses and state veterans homes across the nation. Since January 2017, these volunteers, along with part-time volunteers, have contributed 597,628 hours. This has resulted in savings to VA of more than $14 million. The American Legion has supported and actively participated in the VAVS program since it began in 1946. To learn more about how you can volunteer, go to www.legion.org/volunteers.