The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic Veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and Veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Veterans program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help Veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for Veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s Veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Simply Good Works
Simply Good Works is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, fundraising organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds to aid our new generation of military veterans who are suffering with either physical or mental injuries due to their time in service. The funds raised go directly to Wounded Warrior Project, The Independence Fund, Paws for Purple Hearts & HomeFirst.
Wounded Warrior Project was founded to assist those men and women of our armed forces that have been injured while serving in the current conflicts around the world. WWP seeks to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history by providing unique programs and services to meet their needs. Many of the injuries will retire these brave warriors from military service. They will return to civilian life with serious wounds, amputations, disfiguring scars, traumatic brain injuries, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Wounded service members will face greater challenges today obtaining assistance and funding that will enable them to provide for themselves and their families. We are proud to be able to support their traumatic brain injuries program. The Independence Fund provides track chairs for wheelchair bound veterans. These chairs are designed to give wheelchair bound vets the ability to enjoy the outdoors and regain some of the independence they once knew. It allows them the freedom to fish, hunt, hike the mountains or just travel to a lake and enjoy the day with family. They are basically an ATV. The chairs are made in the USA by veterans for veterans Paws for Purple Hearts, which is the first of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty personnel by teaching those with Post-traumatic Stress to train qualified puppies to become service dogs for their comrades with combat related disabilities, at no cost to them. PPH is built upon the trusted and time-honored tradition of Veterans helping Veterans. This program is now being expanded nation-wide. Paws for Purple Hearts is licensed by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. Additionally, we also support HomeFirst, a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and to our Veterans that are at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County.
We normally accomplish our goals by sponsoring a dinner dance once a year at which time we honor attending military servicemen and women. This year we are doing something a bit different, something special! We are sponsoring a Virtual Veteran’s Event, “A Celebration of Life”, honoring our Friends, Families, First Responders and our Military. They not only suffered through their service to the USA, but they are now enduring this Pandemic.
Our “Celebration of Life” would like to honor your special person in a photo montage. To participate and share stories simply submit a picture of the person you want to honor with a short caption by emailing your photo to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on YouTube – November 11 th from 5:00 to 6:00pm. You can make a donation and bid on Auction items by clicking on the links on our website home page. www.simplygoodworks.org
We are asking you to consider helping us make life a little brighter for those who have made our lives easier by protecting us and our freedoms. A corporate sponsorship is greatly appreciated. We are also selling advertising on our website. A third option would be silent auction items. I would be happy to discuss the details with you at your earliest convenience. You can email me directly at….email@example.com.
Michael A. Brodick
Service members transitioning out of the military have unique capabilities that can bring value to an employer. But it’s often a challenge for employers to understand veterans’ potential career trajectories that map back to these capabilities.
Eightfold empowers people to pursue the career path of their choosing. Please contact Don Moore. firstname.lastname@example.org