Giving Tuesday was a record-setting day for The American Legion and its supporters. Family and friends donated more than $120,000 on the annual day of giving, topping last year’s previous record.
As of Dec. 2, donations are expected to grow as the final tally is being calculated. If you would still like to contribute, you may make a donation here.
“This is a wonderful display of kindness and illustrates how American Legion members truly are Veterans Strengthening America,” American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard said. “I am grateful for their generosity, as well as American Legion Family members, the Chip Ganassi Racing Team and other supporters who have made generous contributions.”
Racing legend Jimmie Johnson encouraged his followers to contribute to The American Legion on Giving Tuesday during media appearances, including a segment on the CBS Mornings show.
The donations support American Legion Charities, which funds a variety of programs that improve the lives of our nation’s veterans and others. As the COVID pandemic continues, the need for these funds remains urgent.
“These Giving Tuesday donations help support our nation’s veterans, servicemembers and their families,” Dillard said. “But our work is not limited to one day on the calendar. Every day, American Legion Family members, our accredited service officers and others provide valuable assistance to veterans. It’s been that way for The American Legion for over a century. And we will continue to serve our communities.”