Happy New Year American Legion Family! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since the American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program provided more than $1 million in non-repayable grants to Coast Guard families affected by the longest government shutdown.
TFA grants, like the ones distributed to the Coast Guard families, are made possible through donations to The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation.
Grants from the foundation not only provide vital support for military and veteran parents in unexpected financial crises, they also support American Legion service officers in their tireless efforts to obtain care and benefits for disabled veterans and families. These service officers provide free expert assistance to more than 700,000 veterans, widows and families as they navigate the complexities of VA benefits and services they have earned through their service.
The Veterans & Children Foundation improves lives for veterans, servicemembers and their families. It is essential that the foundation remain a resource for our comrades in need in communities throughout the nation. Whether funds are used to assist Coast Guardsmen who are missing paychecks, a veteran and their family who lost their home to a fire, or a military family struggling to make ends meet, the Veterans & Children Foundation needs your support.
For the remainder of my term as your national commander, I will be focusing on my fundraising goal of $25 million for the Veterans & Children Foundation. I am confident that with your kind contributions, we will indeed assist veterans, support military families and build a strong foundation for the future.
To donate to the foundation, please visit legion.org/donate. You also may download the Veterans & Children Foundation brochure at legion.org/publications.