Chartered as a charitable veterans service organization in 1919 by an act of the U. S. Congress, The American Legion has been helping our veterans, our active duty personnel, and their families for over 90 years. The American Legion believes in strong families, and therefore focuses many of its programs on helping families and children. Listed below are just a few of the many programs operated by The American Legion:
The need for assistance from The American Legion has been increasing dramatically. Unemployment among our veterans is much higher than the national average. To meet the demand, The American Legion organized and sponsored 200 job fairs for veterans in 2012. As a result of these job fairs, over 7,000 veterans found employment. The American Legion hosts educational seminars to teach veterans how to write resumes and interview for jobs. The American Legion provides seminars for veterans who want to start their own businesses. There is also a need for educational programs to teach the skills needed to compete for twenty-first century jobs.
The demand for each of these service programs is increasing. We now need your help to continue providing, and expanding, these valuable services. Therefore, I respectfully request that you consider allocating a percentage of your charitable giving to The American Legion. Because our administration costs are covered by other revenue sources, like annual dues from our members; 100% of every dollar donated to The American Legion is used for our mission.
Please feel free to contact me at (317) 860-3006, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Director, Fundraising Division
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