Hurricane Harvey: How to support veterans in need
The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides direct financial assistance to Legion Family members and posts impacted by natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
A full 100 percent of donations to the National Emergency Fund are turned into grants for individuals, families, and posts impacted by natural disasters. Donations are tax-deductible, and are not used to cover administrative or promotional costs.
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Texas posts serving as donation centers and shelters
As disaster relief efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, American Legion posts in Texas are supporting their fellow Legion Family members and community.
“It’s an absolute joy to see how the Legion in Texas and all over is stepping up. God bless every one of them,” said Department of Texas Commander John Hince. “We are going to stay the course to get through this.”
Several posts in Texas are collecting donations and providing shelter to hurricane victims. A few are:
The Walton F. Hoffman Memorial Post 179 in New Braunfels. The post is accepting donations to help support the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders’ statewide drive for Hurricane Harvey victims.
The post is looking for non-perishable food items, blankets, clean clothing, shoes, toiletries and any other items one can think of that victims will need as they recover from the devastation.
Donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily at Post 179, located at 410 W. Coll St., New Braunfels. Volunteers are also needed to help with the collection and distribution of items.
Garden Oaks, Inc., Post 560 in Houston. The post is acting as a donation center for supplies, such as water, food, clothing, etc. Post 560 address is 3720 Alba Rd., Houston. Hince and others will be delivering supplies on Friday to the post and others in the area.
Post 291 in San Leon. The post is collecting donations and acting as a shelter for those in need. The post is located at 1402 FM 517 South, San Leon.