American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

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Hurricane Michael

Department Headquarters is now a drop off location for Hurricane Relief Supplies. Please click here for flyer with more information. We will also be collecting limited items at Fall Conference. Please click here for flyer with more information for Fall Conference collection.

Our continued thoughts and prayers are with our Legion family who were affected by Hurricane Michael. We know this is a hard time for you. Please know there is help out there. Below is information from National about their expedited AEF application.

Many of you know of someone who has been affected, and they may not have electricity or phone access at this time. Please print the application below and help them get it completed.

Excerpt from National email:

The EXPEDITED DISASTER AEF application goes straight to us here at National (unlike the regular AEF application that has to be signed off on by the unit and the department.)

Online: go to: https://www.alaforveterans.org/Expedited-Application-for-Members-Affected-by-Disaster/ and

  • login to the Members Only Portal. Members will need to create their free log-in if they haven’t already done so.
  • If following the link above to the application, once logged in, you will be directed to the AEF Committee page where you can click on a link to complete the online EXPEDITED DISASTER application or print it off.

Click here for Expedited AEF application

By Mail/Fax/Email:

  • The printable version of the AEF disaster application is attached (and also available on the national website at https://www.alaforveterans.org/Members/Auxiliary-Emergency-Fund/.)
  • You can print a copy of the application, fill out as much detail as possible and provide any available documentation, such as photos and copies of repair estimates.
  • Expedited disaster applications do not require signatures from the member’s unit and/or department.
  • After completing the application, you can submit it by:

o   faxing it to 317-569-4502,

o   scanning and emailing it to AEF@ALAforVeterans.org

o   sending it by mail to ALA National Headquarters at 8945 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

 Should you have any questions regarding our Auxiliary Emergency Fund, contact our grant coordinator, Mrs. Marti Drake, at mdrake@ALAforVeterans.org or 317-569-4564. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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Viva Auxiliary
Auxiliary Volunteering gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of members ready to serve
So get those fundraisers started

Click here for full lyrics, or click below to listen.

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Lyrics written by Michele DeGennaro & Dee Bell
Sung & recorded by Barry Peters
American Legion Post 158 Legionnaire

Current Newsletter

Inside This Issue:  President’s Message, National Security and Legislative

Veterans Service Organization

Think about the last time you received what you needed when you needed it. Did you call it a gift or even a miracle? In the American Legion Auxiliary that “need meeting-gift giving” happens continuously. And it’s possible because as the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world our membership of more than 850,000 strong is fiercely dedicated to serving, helping, and meeting needs. Our focus is what it’s always been: servicemembers, veterans and their families in their communities. And our members produce annual statistics in the millions.

The women of the American Legion Auxiliary make a difference in the lives of all Americans. They educate children, organize community events and help our nation’s veterans through legislative action and volunteerism. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. Auxiliary members are a unique group of women, joined in the fellowship of volunteerism, patriotism and dedicated to veterans, young people and communities.

Our Role

We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!

Few people realize that:

  • The Auxiliary and the Legion are often centers for community and civic activities in mid-America, and provide a focal point for citizens’ involvement.
  • The Auxiliary raises more than $18 million every year and reinvests those funds in VA medical centers and community programs.
  • Thousands of hours are devoted to crime prevention programs, instructing children, the elderly and the general public on safety, crime prevention and protection within the community.
  • Auxiliary volunteers are the backbone of assistance in the 171 VA Medical Centers.
  • They not only provide diversion and entertainment for patients, but assist the hospital staff in physical and psychological therapy, clerical and many other duties that would otherwise cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • The Auxiliary deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, missing and abused children, teen suicide and teen pregnancy. Its services touch the lives of all Americans directly or indirectly.
  • More than 20 nationwide programs receive support and financial aid from the American Legion Auxiliary.