Sons of The American Legion detachments are eligible for two awards based on donations provided to The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation from the 2019 national convention through June 1 of this year.
The Harry W. Colmery Legacy Award is presented to the Sons detachment with the highest amount of donations to the foundation.
The James A. Drain Founder’s Award is presented to the Sons detachment with the highest amount of donations per capita to the foundation.
Both awards are usually presented during the Sons of The American Legion national convention. The 2020 awards will be mailed due to the cancellation of the Sons convention because of public health concerns, ongoing restrictions and uncertainties related to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation – formerly known as the Endowment Fund – provides Temporary Financial Assistance grants to eligible active-duty servicemembers and American Legion members with minor children in the home. These grants provide immediate financial assistance when food, shelter, utilities, clothing or other basic needs cannot be obtained, due to hardships.
The foundation also supports more than 2,500 accredited American Legion service officers who provide free assistance to veterans and their families for health-care benefits, education and employment opportunities.
All contributions to The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation go directly to the organization’s Temporary Financial Assistance program and Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation efforts, primarily training for American Legion service officers.
Tax-deductible contributions to The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation can be made by visiting www.legion.org/donate. Donations also can be mailed to:
The American Legion
Attn: Veterans and Children Foundation
PO Box 361626
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Since 1925, The American Legion has provided over $30 million in financial assistance for disabled veterans, military families and young people with the support of donations to the Veterans and Children Foundation.