National Emergency Fund

The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund (NEF) is designed to provide immediate financial assistance to American Legion members, SAL members, and their families affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. The fund assists in covering shelter, food, clothing, and other essentials that become necessary in the aftermath of major unforeseen events. The NEF is a testament to the American Legion’s commitment to mutual help and serving the veteran community, ensuring that those who served their country receive necessary support during times of personal crisis. 

The fund provides up to $3,000 for qualified Legion Family members and up to $10,000 for posts. The eligibility requirements for individuals are:

1.  Applicant must have been displaced from their primary residence due to damage sustained during a declared natural disaster.

2.  Applicant must provide copies of receipts of items required to meet immediate needs (such as temporary housing, food, water, clothing, diapers, etc.) during the period immediately following the disaster.

3.  Membership must be active at time of disaster and the time of application.