About the Fund
The Preamble to The American Legion Constitution sums up the theme of the National Endowment Fund, "... devotion to mutual helpfulness." This phrase is more than just mere words on paper; it's our pledge of support to our distressed comrades. Since the early 1920s, The American Legion has been actively involved in meeting the needs of both the community and individual Legion Family members in the wake of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires.
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.
How to apply
Members must complete a National Emergency Fund Grant Application.
Application is properly completed by applicant then sent to Department Headquarters for approval.
If everything is in order, department will forward to National Headquarters. Upon approval at the national level, a check will be sent to the Department Headquarters for delivery to the Legion Family member or post in distress.
How to help the National Emergency Fund
We have an obligation to assist members in need, and we do so through donations to the National Emergency Fund. All contributions are deposited into a special account and are used exclusively to meet our members’ most urgent needs. Not a penny of the fund is used for fundraising, administrative costs or fulfillment.
Funding comes by way of generous donations from Legionnaires, Auxiliary members and Sons of The American Legion members.
Send your tax-deductible contributions to:
The American Legion
National Emergency Fund
P.O. Box 6141
Indianapolis, IN 46206
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Programs are the life blood of our organization. It is through our programs that we ensure our veterans get the medical care, and benefits they were promised and deserve. It is through our programs that we instill a sense of patriotism in our communities. It is our programs that provide us the opportunity to mentor our nation's youth. And it is our programs that give us all ownership in the greatest organization known to man.
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With an alumni base that includes more than half of current Major League Baseball players, American Legion Baseball is one of the most prominent and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in existence.
The program is always growing, and participation is easy.
About 5,000 teams compete each year, so there’s ample opportunity for new players to join, and for coaches who want to start a team. The league also employs a large number of umpires and other volunteers.
MONEY can't buy it. SCIENCE can't duplicate it. PEOPLE can't live without it. But, in one brief, simple gesture, many of the members of your American Legion Post-and its Auxiliary Unit-can join with others who are able to give life's most important asset-actually, a gift of life-a pint of blood.
Participation by your Post/Unit in The American Legion's Blood Donor Program opens another door for a great and continuing humanitarian opportunity. Here is community service of the highest order. Here is a program which meets an ever-present need. Here is a program which shows the community the depth of your Post's concern for the well-being of your fellow citizens.