The Arizona Department of the American Legion Family is assisting Deployed and Activated Arizona National Guard Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Arizona Department of the American Legion Family is assisting Deployed and Activated Arizona National Guard Families

American Legion Family (American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, & American Legion Auxiliary) of Arizona are assisting Military Families though out the state that are incurring financial hardships during these hard economic times caused by the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. Our Emergency Response Committee is working with all our family member posts (122 Posts Strong) to raise funds to donate to the Family Readiness Group (FRG) of the Arizona National Guard. Through the efforts of the FRG and with their hard work, they are finding military families that need help.

To date, The Legion Family has raised $15,500 and have sent money to the Arizona National Guard FRG Headquarters, 5636 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

For Additional Information contact Bradley Heck, Department PR Chairman, bheck@ionet.net

The Arizona Department of the American Legion Family is assisting Veteran at Harvest Compassion Center Food Bank

American Legion Family (American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, & American Legion Auxiliary) of Arizona are working with Harvest Compassion Centers to provide Food for Veterans and their Families during this time of need. Our Valley Posts (District 11 & 12) invite Veterans in need assistance to come:

Friday, April 24 & May 1, 2020 Thursday, April 30 & May 7, 2020

9:00am-11:30am 9:00am—11:30am

HCC North Phoenix HCC Maryvale

4744 E. Thunderbird Rd. Suite #9 4002 N. 67th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phoenix, AZ 85033

Phone: 602.788.2444 Phone: 623-247-0039

Please be prepared to provide proof of service

For Additional information contact Bobbie Kimelton District 11 Adjutant, bobbiejkimelton56@gmail.com

The Arizona Department of the American Legion Family providing Stress Relief

Through a program founded by the American Legion Auxiliary, Heal Her Art (By Women Veterans, For Women Veterans) is sponsoring Facebook Live Art Classes on April 12th through the 22nd. Veterans, Family, & Children are invited to join in Free Virtual Art Session on Facebook from their home, compliments of the Arizona American Legion Family! No talent or experience is required.

For Additional information contact Marge Christianson, Auxiliary Unit 62, alaunit62az@gmail.com or Facebook @HEALHERArt

About the Legion Family:

Current Legion national membership of 2.4 million veterans and an Arizona membership of 51,000.

Current Legion Auxiliary national Membership is 650,000 and an Arizona membership of 14,000.

Current Sons of the American Legion national membership is 365,000 and an Arizona membership of 7,800. The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of: a strong national security, Veterans Affairs, Americanism, and Youth Programs. The Legion Family works for the betterment of their Communities through about 14,000 posts across the nation.

Az Legion Commander Az Sons Commander Az Auxiliary President

Kenneth Queen Chuck Treat Patricia Lugo

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Bradley A Heck

bheck@ionet.net

American Legion

Department of Arizona