Our Impact

We are one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. The American Legion Auxiliary helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. 

From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, the nonpartisan American Legion Family is instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s veterans and servicemembers.

ALA Fast Stats

3.2 million hours volunteered in serving veterans and military

Nearly 8,000 local Auxiliary units

Nearly $7 million raised and spent on youth, scholarships, communities

 $1 million in scholarships awarded


3,037,026

VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING VETERANS & MILITARY

328,330

VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING MILITARY FAMILIES

3,378,766

VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING YOUTH, SCHOLARSHIPS, COMMUNITIES

$6,076,262

RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON VETERANS & MILITARY

$600,838

RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON MILITARY FAMILIES

$6,892,618

RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON YOUTH, SCHOLARSHIPS, COMMUNITIES

The value of American Legion Auxiliary members' volunteer service in 2019-2021!

THAT'S IMPACT!

"I remember going down to the Legion post with my grandfather [World War II U.S. Army veteran Howard Schlitter], and hearing him say things like, “You’ve got to take care of the veterans. You’ve got to be there for them and help them out.” None of that really resonated with me until after he was gone. Then, I realized I have to be his voice."
- Mike Monserud, ALA member of Auxiliary Unit 37 in Ames, Iowa

READ MIKE'S STORY

 

   

 

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