Auxiliary Emergency Fund
The Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF) is a national grant assistance program that provides temporary emergency help to eligible members of the American Legion Auxiliary who have suffered a significant financial setback as the result of an act of nature or other personal crisis.
The AEF was established in 1969 with a bequest from the estate of Auxiliary member Helen Colby Small of Burlington, Wis. It continues today solely through generous donations from Auxiliary members.
Want to learn more about AEF? This Auxiliary Emergency Fund presentation (year 2013) includes helpful information about the program, such as the program objectives, guidelines on who is eligible to get funds from the Auxiliary Emergency Fund, and information and ideas on what Units can do to support the fund.
More information can be found on the National website.
*Below is information from National ALA Secretary Dubbie Buckler regarding recent emergency events in the southern United States. Please consider ways you may help your fellow Auxiliary members in need*
THE BEST WAY TO HELP IS TO DONATE TO THE AUXILIARY EMERGENCY FUND (AEF).
The fastest and easiest way to donate to AEF is to DONATE ONLINE AT www.ALAforVeterans.org using your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Click the “Donate” icon on the home page and follow the simple instructions. It’s safe, fast, secure, and 100% of every donation goes directly to award grants to members in dire need.
You can now also donate via the ALA NATIONAL FACEBOOK page by clicking the “Donate” button which will take you to the ALA Foundation’s page, and then take you directly to the ALA National website donation page where donors can select the fund to which they want to donate and make a donation online, safely and securely.
Also, anyone can TELEPHONE ALA NHQ at 317-569-4500 and make a donation over the phone. You can also MAIL a donation to American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters, Attn: AEF; 8945 N. Meridian St.; Indianapolis, IN 46260. Please put “AEF” in the memo line on your check.
Members may also directly contact the departments affected by the recent hurricanes to find out other ways they can help with those departments’ emergency assistance efforts and programs.