American Legion service officers today are helping more than 700,000 veterans and their families, free of charge, file disability claims, benefits applications and other forms of assistance. Meanwhile, military and veteran families with minor children at home, when struck with unexpected costs that leave them unable to pay for basic household needs, receive more than $500,000 in emergency funding a year from The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance program. Both programs depend on charitable contributions to offer the free assistance. For more information, or to make a contribution by phone, call 1-800-433-3318.
For more military family support resources, visit the Military.com Spouse and Family section.