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  • Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Help Legion Family Members in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

    American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan has issued a plea for donations to the National Emergency Fund to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

    The fund provides immediate financial assistance to Legion Family members and Posts impacted by natural disasters.

    Denise Rohan

    Denise Rohan, national commander

    “We have always been advocates for preparedness and emergency response,” noted Commander Rohan. “After Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf Coast in 1969, the National Executive Committee created the National Emergency Fund as a one-time project to award grants to eligible Legion Family members and posts. The program was made permanent after Hurricane Hugo roared into the Carolinas in 1989. Grants of up to $3,000 are now awarded to eligible individuals and $10,000 to Legion posts. Almost $9 million of assistance has been delivered by the NEF since the program’s creation.”

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