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Indiana Post 355 donates an additional $50,000 to the National Emergency Fund

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Atkins Saw Post 355 donated a check for $50,000 to The American Legion National Emergency Fund (NEF). This is on top of the $5,000 they donated in April. After their April donation, the members of the post came back, and before even getting out of their truck, they realized they needed to donate more. Soon after, they voted unanimously at a membership meeting to donate an additional $50,000.


Once again, members of Post 355 came down to National Headquarters to hand deliver a check to National Treasurer Shawn Long and National Vice Commander Kenneth C. Hylton. In appreciation of their generous donation, Hylton presented Post 355 members with a framed certificate of appreciation, and a National Commander Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola pen, challenge coin and lapel pin. The post also received a print of the Legion’s centennial lithograph, titled “Legacy and Vision,” created by Texas artist Matt Hall that depicts a World War I doughboy and a post-9/11 generation warrior gazing at each other on a battlefield under The American Legion emblem. The poster is signed by the artist and National Commander Troiola.


“It’s nice to be giving money back,” Post 355 Adjutant Guy Clemons said. “That’s what we’re here for, to help our brothers and sisters. That’s what we feel like we’re doing.”


The NEF is an emergency relief fund to assist Legionnaires and their families who have been affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires or tornadoes like the ones that hit Southern Indiana earlier this year. Legionnaires affected by disasters can get information and apply for an NEF grant by visiting the website legion.org/emergency.

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