Since The American Legion was founded in 1919 we have been actively involved in meeting the needs of both the community and American Legion family members. In the ’20s, The American Legion entered into an agreement with The American National Red Cross, later called The American Red Coss, to assist them in disaster relief and fund raising.
The programe became known as The American Legion’s Disaster Relief Program and worked in conjuction with The Red Cross for about 50 years. Over that time, The American Legion through its many local posts assisted our Nation’s residents without housing assistance, food, supplies and cleanup after a number of major disasters.
Learn more about how you can make a difference by opening or downloading the National Emergency Fund PDF.