Amid the pandemic and economic uncertainty, American Legion Family members and friends demonstrated kindness toward and support for veterans and military families.
A special Giving Tuesday campaign raised $14,959 across a three-day period in the first week of May for The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation. The total is similar to the most recent Giving Tuesday campaign that took place in December 2019, the traditional annual time for the day of giving.
In May, approximately $8,900 was donated by American Legion members with the remainder coming from non-members. The funds go toward American Legion service officers who provide free assistance to veterans seeking help with obtaining their earned military benefits. They also are used for grants to help military families with minor children at home who are struggling financially.
“Every penny that was donated last week will go toward these two highly important initiatives,” said American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford. “I am so overwhelmed — but not surprised — by the generosity of our American Legion Family and friends.”
To learn more about and donate to the Veterans and Children Foundation visit the web page.