Don’t forget NEF in aftermath of natural disasters

After a record Atlantic hurricane season in 2020, another above-normal season is predicted in 2021. On the other side of the country, a drought has left much of the western U.S. facing a potentially dangerous wildfire season.

Should natural disasters strike, there is help available through The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund (NEF).

The NEF provides financial assistance grants to American Legion posts, and American Legion and Sons of The American Legion members, who have been impacted by declared natural disasters. The NEF provides up to $3,000 for American Legion and Sons 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 and whose programs and activities within the community are impacted.

An audio PowerPoint that details the NEF application procedure is available here.

For more information on NEF grants, go to