From large disasters such as Superstorm Sandy to lesser-known instances of flooding in a small Illinois town, The American Legion provides financial relief to Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, Sons and posts. The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. By providing this emergency funding, NEF has prevented damaged posts from closing and enabled American Legion Family members to recover from tragedy. NEF provides immediate monetary assistance up to $3,000 for Legion Family members and up to $10,000 for posts.
ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS & SERVICES
It is no secret that far too many military veterans and their families struggle to get by.
This is especially true after coming home from deployment, after having been
discharged from duty, or if they have been severely injured.
At The American Legion, Department of Connecticut, our agency works to help alleviate problems surrounding
housing and living, as well as offers personal counseling services. It is our calling to help those that
gave so much of themselves so that they may regain control of their lives.