The American Legion 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. The fund provides up to $3,000 for qualified Legion family members. The eligibility requirements are: (1) applicant must have been displaced from his or her primary residence due to a declared natural disaster; (2) applicant must provide copies of receipts of items required to meet immediate needs such as temporary housing, food, water, clothing, diapers, etc.; and (3) American Legion membership must be active at time of disaster and the time of application. For more information, visit the American Legion National Emergency Fund webpage.
For more military family support resources, visit the Military.com Spouse and Family section.