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American Legion Auxiliary member turns Amazon purchases into veteran support

LuAnn McDonald grew up in what could only be described as a quintessential military family. Both of her grandfathers and her father served in the U.S. Army. Her grandmother served in the U.S. Marines. Two of her brothers served in the U.S. Navy. Then she started her own family, with a husband who served in

2021-05-25T16:59:52+00:00May 25th, 2021|AmazonSmile|

American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant brings awareness to Ohio Unit 214’s mission

American Legion Auxiliary Ohio Unit 214, like so many units nationwide, works tirelessly to support veterans, military, and their families. But members knew they could be doing more to let their community know who is behind all of the programs and events they run. That’s why they applied for a Mission in Action grant from

2021-05-06T13:42:08+00:00May 6th, 2021|grants|

American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and Illinois Unit 474 team up to help heroes from a distance

Members of American Legion Auxiliary Illinois Unit 474, along with many Auxiliary units across the country, were disappointed that their usual volunteer work was cut short in 2020 due to COVID-19 regulations. But having recently received a Veteran Projects Fund grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, the unit was determined to assist veterans during

2021-04-29T13:21:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|grants|

Planned Giving: How Peggy Thomas answers the call and serves our nation’s heroes in need

Peggy Thomas, a Past National President and 39-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, has spent her entire life as a witness to the needs of veterans and military servicemembers. All seven of her brothers and her sister served in the military — three in the U.S. Air Force, two in the Marines, one in

2021-04-09T18:12:44+00:00April 9th, 2021|Planned Giving|

Writing brings U.S. Vietnam Veteran out of addiction

Steve Banko had a plan for his life: Graduate high school, get a scholarship to play basketball in college, get a degree, be successful. In 1967, his plan was upended when he was selected for the draft. Six months later, he was sent to Vietnam. Steve served for almost the entirety of 1968 and was

2021-03-17T14:29:17+00:00March 17th, 2021|nvcaf|

Dance restores balance for U.S. Army Veteran

Dr. Vaneada “Vee” Harvey was the first African American forward-deployed satellite commander in the United States Army, where she served for over 20 years. “I didn’t really know I was making history at the time,” Vee said, “but I am very proud.” Despite her historic and exemplary service, Vee experienced extreme hardship upon her return

2021-03-16T13:55:58+00:00March 15th, 2021|nvcaf|

ALAF Board of Directors member makes one small sacrifice in support of our nation’s heroes

Anne Parker, 69, a heavily involved member and a part of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Board of Directors, is going on her 14th year of membership with the ALA. Anne joined during her husband’s career as a defense contractor after his time in the U.S. Air Force. Upon returning from an assignment in Germany,

2021-03-04T15:12:35+00:00March 4th, 2021|Monthly Giving|

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|

Seeking Nominations for ALA Foundation Board of Directors

Application Closed 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

2021-04-02T13:29:49+00:00February 16th, 2021|Board of Directors|

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|
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