Ohio's Special Project:
2017-2018 Special Project: "Making Our Veterans Wishes Come True" thru The Military Family Assistance Fund
The Military Family Assistance Fund is a Department of Ohio American Legion Auxiliary Program developed in order to to come to direct aid of our veterans and their families right here in Ohio.
The program offers financial assistance for eligible veterans and their families. There is money available to assist in covering the costs of maintaining basic family needs such as the costs of shelter, food, utilities, and health expenses. Helping to keep a stable home environment. Funding can include, but is not limited to, family living expenses including rent, mortgage payment and utility bills; medical expenses; childcare for working parents; insurance premiums, and assist with necessary home repairs.
It is not necessary to be a member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary to apply. Assistance is in the form of a grant and doesn't not have to be paid back. We only ask that you “pay it forward” and someday do a good deed for another.
Since its inception in 2012, the Ohio Military Family Assistance Fund has assisted 43 families totaling over $50,000.00 in financial assistance. Think you want to help out. Check out the link below to make a donation.
During the 2017-2018 Year, Auxiliary Units may apply for Wish Funds up to $500.00 per Unit. Units submit an application explaining how they plan to grant a Veteran’s wish and if the wish meets committee approval, funds will be sent to the Unit to facilitate. Upon completion the Unit must then send photo and a report explaining and showing how the wish was granted.
Its What We Do: The American Legion Auxiliary serves the veterans, families, and communities of Ohio by fostering citizenship, promoting service, and supporting democracy. We encourage all our members and our communities to support the men and women who have served their country in defense of freedom. We welcome you to join us in service at home.