INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Texas coast:
“During times of crisis, families come together. Right now, priority one is saving lives. To all the people of Texas, The American Legion offers its support and prayers to the victims and the first responders in harm’s way. The American Legion Family has a number of support programs to include Temporary Financial Assistance, our National Emergency Fund and a network of ham radio operators. We have American Legion posts across the country that will offer their own forms of assistance as well. I have directed our national staff to maintain regular communications with the Department of Texas headquarters to ensure that we do everything we can to help those in need. For now, people with inquiries can call our Texas American Legion headquarters at (512) 472-4138. More details will be released at www.legion.org during the coming days.”
With a current membership of two million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through approximately 13,000 posts across the nation.