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The American Legion to Render Assistance to Tornado Areas

(INDIANAPOLIS—December 14, 2021) – American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard issued the following statement concerning last week’s outbreak of tornadoes that impacted eight states:

“Christmas is normally a season of joy for millions of Americans. This year, however, it is a time of heartbreak and tragedy for towns across the Midwest that have been devastated by these horrific tornadoes. American Legion posts and departments from around the world are already rendering assistance to impacted areas. It is times like these that we truly appreciate the efforts of our first responders, who continue rescue and recovery operations. Post 26 in Mayfield, Ky., is working on clean-up efforts and food distribution. In addition to our heartfelt prayers, The American Legion has national programs that can also help. Please visit to see how The American Legion can assist. We are also accepting donations that can be used for American Legion Family members affected in declared disaster areas.”


About The American Legion

The American Legion , the nation’s largest veterans organization, is dedicated to the motto of “Veterans Strengthening America.” Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.  Nearly 2 million members in more than 12,600 posts across the nation and regions overseas serve their communities with a devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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To My Legion Family,

As most of us are aware, tragedy struck many of our American Legion Family members by the severe and devastating tornadoes of last week. Many American Legion Families have lost everything. We need to feel compelled to help our family. Please as a Post, Unit, Squadron, or in combination as a Family united, please send a donation to the National (American Legion) Emergency Fund. Our American Legion brothers and sisters need our help now!

Please send a check made payable to N.E.F. and mail to the National American Legion 700 North Pennsylvania Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46206. Or go to The National American Legion website at and donate by credit card.

I hope you can help! No matter the amount of the donation, it will help a fellow veteran and/or their family.

God Bless,

Jean L. Wilson