Department of Florida

Hurricane Relief

HURRICANE RELIEF

Relief Efforts are underway at The American Legion Department of Florida.  Our fellow comrades from The American Legion, Department of Indiana just delivered a semi-trailer full of goods including: several pallets of water, non-perishable food, baby care items, personal hygiene items and much more.  The Department of Indiana also presented us with a check in the amount of $16,057 to further aid in the relief efforts. We are very humbled by their generosity and owe them a huge debt of gratitude.  More than half of the delivery received, is already on it’s way to some of our hardest hit areas.

We are expecting another truck mid-week next week from an American Legion Post from Maine. A few volunteers would be especially helpful to unload and re-route some of these items to other locations. The remainder will be sent out as Commander Steve Shuga requests, and upon request to him by Posts/Districts conducting relief efforts in their areas.

The Commander has also requested donations be accepted at Department Headquarters. In order to make this happen, volunteers would be needed to take the donations upon arrival. Truck deliveries and collecting donations will also need to be followed up by transporting the donated items to affected areas. Several Posts have also been contacted as distribution points throughout the state, and will also collect donated items. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Commander Shuga, commander@floridalegion.org, for additional information.

If your post is functional and centrally located, please consider establishing your post as a distribution point for some of the supplies we have coming in. It shouldn’t be a heavy burden on any one post as we would anticipate the supplies would move rather quickly and we don’t have a steady stream established. As of now we have received one truck this week and expect another one next week.

If you are looking to donate or to provide interested parties information on donating, please contact Commander Shuga, commander@floridalegion.org, for more information.

Thank you for your service, together we will make a difference.

NOTE: DEPARTMENT SUFFERED AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE AS A RESULT OF THE STORM, AND HAS BEEN WITHOUT POWER. POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED AND WE WILL RESUME NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

National Emergency Fund (NEF)
The American Legion Department of Florida: Hurricane Relief
PROJECT: VetRelief
Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF)

HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE

National Emergency Fund (NEF)
The American Legion Department of Florida: Hurricane Relief
PROJECT: VetRelief
Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF)

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers will be needed to assist with received goods and distribution at the Department of Florida and designated distribution Posts.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Commander Steve Shuga, commander@floridalegion.org.

 

If you would like to volunteer, if your Post would like to serve as a distribution point, or you need supplies in your area, please contact Commander Shuga, commander@floridalegion.org, for additional information.