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Alaska veterans safely reunite with loved ones with help of an American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant

The Alaska Veterans and Pioneer Home strives to give veterans the highest quality of life by providing assisted living in a safe home setting which promotes independence, positive relationships, meaningful activities, and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Some of the best ways to improve the well-being of these residents is by providing social interaction opportunities

2021-02-25T14:18:21+00:00February 25th, 2021|grants|

Marybeth Revoir: Why money matters for the ALA mission

Marybeth and her unit members at their local Fisher House American Legion Auxiliary National Treasurer Marybeth Revoir has never known a life without her beloved Auxiliary, and she never wants to. When Marybeth was just 4 months old, her mother became the first president of a brand new ALA unit and started both

2021-02-04T15:54:05+00:00February 4th, 2021|Planned Giving|

Seeking Nominations for ALA Foundation Board of Directors

The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Board of Directors is seeking applications for 3-year elected board positions. The ALA Foundation’s primary responsibility is to raise funds to support the programs and services delivered by the American Legion Auxiliary. The Nominating Committee for the ALA Foundation Board is looking for applicants with a passion for the

2021-02-04T18:27:08+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Board of Directors|

Kansas Veterans Creative Arts Festival thrives with help of community and ALA Foundation grant

Christina Vasquez was the first art therapist at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. At that time, many creative arts initiatives had been postponed or reduced due to staff turnover. Christina knew she would have to be an advocate for the return of these programs because of the profound impact art

2021-01-26T14:25:51+00:00January 26th, 2021|nvcaf|

15-year member helps veterans heal through monthly donations

Mary Sebben has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 15 years. With a father, husband, brother, sister, son, and two grandchildren who all served in the military, Mary has a strong connection to veterans, military, and their families, and a strong passion for serving them. “I just wanted to give back to

2021-01-13T21:30:23+00:00January 7th, 2021|Monthly Giving|

ALA Department of Nebraska goes above and beyond for veterans with help of ALA Foundation grant

The Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home (ENVH) provides care, therapy, and residence to 120 veterans at a time. They go above and beyond for our nation’s heroes, ensuring that veterans with varying needs get the distinct and top-of-the-line treatment they deserve. One wing of the home treats up to 30 veterans with dementia. In summer 2019,

2020-12-15T19:55:52+00:00December 15th, 2020|grants|

Love for mission motivates Lynda Lancaster’s planned gift

  Veterans serve out of a love for their country. Military families make tremendous sacrifices on behalf of their beloved veteran. The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation exists to ensure that both are given the respect and assistance they deserve. That’s why Lynda Lancaster knew supporting the ALA Foundation with a planned gift was a great

2020-12-11T22:18:53+00:00December 4th, 2020|Planned Giving|

Because of #GivingTuesday, veterans like Diane have received life-changing healing

  From a young age, Diane was inspired by her mother, who worked on a U.S. Army base. Diane knew that one day she wanted serve her country by enlisting in the military. “Going into the military was a dream come true, or so I thought,” Diane said. “Within a few weeks of arriving at

2020-12-11T22:18:22+00:00November 24th, 2020|Giving Tuesday|

Because of #GivingTuesday, Olga Diupina discovered her passion for government

Olga Diupina just finished her first year studying government and international politics at George Mason University. Though she’s always had an interest in politics, she credits American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation with solidifying her passion for this subject. “It’s a life-changing experience for a lot of girls,” Olga said, “where they can participate in the

2020-12-11T22:19:24+00:00November 16th, 2020|Giving Tuesday|

Because of #GivingTuesday, Patrick Ward discovered a passion that changed his life

Patrick Ward always thought of himself as an athlete. A fifth-generation U.S. Navy veteran, Patrick’s physical health was always very important to him. That’s why, when he sustained serious injuries while on active duty, Patrick struggled to be motivated in his everyday life. After 55 surgeries and an amputation, Patrick wasn’t sure what was next

2020-12-11T22:19:55+00:00November 9th, 2020|Giving Tuesday|
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