Severe weather causes need for NEF grants and donations

Severe weather causes need for NEF grants and donations

Spring storms are bringing severe flooding and tornadoes to parts of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and other areas in the Midwest. The heavy rains are flooding homes and closing roads. In times like this, The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund (NEF) is available to assist those in need.

NEF grants provide immediate financial assistance for American Legion and Sons of The American Legion members who have been affected by a natural disaster. Legion posts also qualify. The NEF provides up to $3,000 for Legion and SAL members with an active membership who have been displaced due to damages to their primary residence, and up to $10,000 for posts that have been damaged by a natural disaster.

In Fort Gibson, Okla., American Legion Post 20 has been feeding displaced citizens and first-responders for after torrential flooding struck the community.
Post 20 member Jim Quinn wrote in an email that the post has “served thousands of meals, established a resource center at the high school old gym and are taking care of veterans” through the Oklahoma VA, NEF and the Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance program.

Donations to NEF can be made online at

To apply for an NEF grant, please visit