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Our CAUSE it’s JULY or Cause of the Month is:
THE AMERICAN LEGION
This Month Cause is very special to us because it was suggested by one of the greatest celebrities of our time: Mr. William Shatner! YES!!!! the one and only Captain Kirk from the Original Star Trek Series. Mr. Shatner is currently raising money for THE AMERICAN LEGION, a national non profit organization helping VETERANS and The Dirt Farmer through The Dirt Farmer Foundation would like to JOIN this wonderful Cause. TEAM-UP with us and HELP us HONOR, TRIBUTE and SUPPORT all our HEROES who bravely fought for our nations freedom. Thank You Mr. Shatner for suggesting us this amazing Cause!
Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 (read the History of the organization HERE) as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow servicemembers and veterans. Learn more HERE.
VIDEO: AMERICAN LEGION PLEDGE
The American Legion pledges themselves to Veterans, Youth, a Strong National Defense and to Americanism. These are the FOUR PILLARS of the organization. Learn more about the Organization PROGRAMS HERE and SERVICES HERE.
VETERANS AFFAIRS includes a Benefits Center, Career Center, Education Center, Health Center, Homelessness, Service Officers, Suicide Prevention, System Worth Saving, Veteran Services and Women Veterans. YOUTH includes Child Welfare Foundation, Family Assistance, Scholarships and Youth Support. Under AMERICANISM you can find Baseball, Boys State / Nation, Citizenship, Flag Advocacy, Flag Etiquette, Get Out the Vote, Junior Shooting Sports, Oratorical Contest, Scholarships, Scouting, Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program and Youth Programs Alumni. NATIONAL DEFENSE has programs on Junior ROTC, National Security & Foreign Relations, Operation Comfort Warriors, POW/MIA and Troop Support
In addition, The American Legion strongly supports communities with programs and services that include American Legion Auxiliary, Family Support Network, Financial Assistance, Financial Center, Heroes to Hometowns, Legion Riders, Legiontown USA, Legislative Action Center, Media, National Emergency Fund, Sons of The American Legion and Volunteering
On June 23, 2015, entertainment icon William Shatner and The American Legion teamed up for a cross-country motorcycle trek that will include stops at Legion posts from St. Louis to Hollywood. Shatner is teaming up with American Legion Riders to help raise awareness of American Legion programs and raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which helps cover college expenses for children of U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while on duty since Sept. 11, 2001. JOIN Mr. Shatner on his mission and give your SUPPORT to The American Legion. Learn more HERE and Check out the Trek Schedule HERE.
VIDEO: SHATNER, LEGION RIDERS KICK OFF JOURNEY
DONATE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION TODAY! Your generous, tax-deductible contribution to American Legion Charities provides direct support and assistance to veterans, military personnel, families and communities. A DONATION to The American Legion may be used for any of the causes below and you can choose the specific cause you want to donate to. DONATE HERE.
- THE AMERICAN LEGION CHARITIES
- THE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Helps ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed as a consequence of the global war on terror;
- THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND. Helps displaced veterans in the aftermath of disaster,
- THE ENDOWMENT FUND. Provides funds for Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation programs and Children & Youth programs such as Temporary Financial Assistance, which provides for the basic needs of minor children of veterans through cash grants;
- THE CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION. Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children across the nation;
- OPERATION COMFORT WARRIORS. Supplies wounded warriors with comfort items during recovery;
- SOLDIERS WISH.Identifies the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families, and provides the necessary resources to meet those needs.
VIDEO: THANK YOU FOR GIVING – AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
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