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Giving Tuesday donations fuel American Legion programs

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Thanks to the kindness of hundreds of donors to The American Legion, more veterans, servicemembers, their families and our nation’s youth will be supported in the coming year.

On Giving Tuesday, 396 donations worth a total of $22,620 were made to the Legion’s Veterans and Children Foundation. These contributions will go toward assisting military and veteran parents who are experiencing financial crises, and supporting service officers in their efforts to obtain care, benefits and opportunities for disabled veterans and families.

“In this season of giving, American Legion Family members came through like never before,” American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad said. “I am grateful for all the support we have received in this vital program. Without donations like this, our ability to support our veterans in need and our military families in distress would be severely compromised. Thank you to every single donor. It means a lot.”

To support these programs, donations may be made securely on the Legion’s website.

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