National Emergency Fund

“Our devotion to mutual helpfulness”

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE — Since The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund was reestablished in 1989 in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, the fund has provided more than $1.9 million in grants and assistance to members of The American Legion family during times of disaster. The American Legion had resolved at its 1925 National Convention that the Legion should assist in emergency relief efforts whenever and wherever necessary. The National Emergency Fund is supported through donations from members of The American Legion family.


Thanks to the support of generous donors like you, The American Legion can continue to provide much-needed assistance to our fellow veterans, service members and their families.