PROJECT: VetRelief and COTA
At the beginning of the 2019-2020 membership year, the Commander set a goal to collect $75,000 during his one-year term as Department Commander for PROJECT: VetRelief and COTA.
PROJECT: VetRelief/Suicide Prevention is a program of The American Legion, Department of Florida, ensuring that our service men and women have the backing necessary to live successful and thriving civilian lives. Assisting during times of immediate need, working to secure benefits earned with service, and providing encouragement through mentorship.
Current Amount Raised: $87,423.45
COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Although, shy of their $35,000 donation goal raised for COTA by the Department Fall Conference November 2019 deadline, Commander Rick Johnson, 3rd Vice Michael Raymond, 1st Vice Jerry Brandt and Adjutant Michael McDaniel did shave their heads.
Current Amount Raised: $37,591.98