Legion allocates $1 million for tornado victims

The American Legion, in partnership with Soldier’s Wish, is on-site in Moore, Okla., to provide emergency supplies to victims of the tornado devastation. Additionally, The American Legion is allocating $1 million to aid veterans and their families affected by the Oklahoma tornados.

"The American Legion is committed to the welfare of all veterans and has been on the front lines with veterans and their families in times like these since 1919," said American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz.

The American Legion and Soldier’s Wish are deploying to the disaster area to provide water, food and other items to help the community as they work through this crisis. Executives from The American Legion national office and Soldier’s Wish have already arrived in Oklahoma and spent the evening loading trailers with needed supplies. Supply distribution was to take place at American Legion Post 184, 207 Southwest 1st St. in Moore, as soon as allowed by authorities this morning.

The Legion also is allocating $1 million to help veterans and their families affected by these tornadoes. This money can be used to cover relocation and emergency expenses for veterans and their families whose homes were devastated by the tornadoes.

Veterans wishing to apply for emergency assistance should call (800) 504-4098 where operators will assist them in filling out an application.

Individuals wishing to donate directly to emergency funds for the Oklahoma victims can donate online here.