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Legion generosity shown in new Membership Impact Report

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The American Legion’s Blood Donor Program, which came into existence to help with the World War II effort, continues to produce more than 70,000 pints a year. The annual Legion blood drive, which continues through Dec. 31, was one of many ways The American Legion responded in the aftermath of the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor bombing. This report’s “Moment in History” reflects on how Hawaii Legionnaires fought fires, helped with traffic and refugees after the bombing.

The report also quantifies the value of American Legion contributions to VA hospitals — both at the national and local levels, more national youth scholarships and a big month of aid through the Temporary Financial Assistance program.

Click here to see this month’s report and visit www.legion.org/membership/impact for previous months.


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