NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND AVAILABLE FOR TEXAS

Posted on August 28th, 2017

National Emergency Fund are available for Legionnaires and Sons of The American Legion members (up to $3,000) Legion Posts (up to $10,000) at are victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Legionnaires & SAL member must have been displaced from their primary residence due to a declared natural disaster and provide proof of out-of-pocket expenses. NEF funds are Not meant to replace or repair items, only to meet most immediate needs (i.e., temporary housing, food, water, clothing, diapers, etc.) and do not cover insurance compensation or monetary losses from a business, structures on your property (barns, tool sheds, etc.,) equipment or vehicles.

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

Application requirements

Application must be received within 90 days of the declared natural disaster

Applications can be download at https://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/NEF_Application.pdf or by calling the Department Headquarters at (512) 472-4138. Supporting data (photos, receipts, repair estimates, etc.) should be included if at all possible or statements (testimony) from post/district/department officers attesting to damages.

Only one grant per household and Post grants must derive from a declared natural disaster and substantiating documentation must provide that The American Legion post will cease to perform the duties and activities in the community due to losses sustained.