Service Not Self

Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation

VA&R1The American Legion Auxiliary Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Program promotes our mission to enhance the lives of veterans, military and their families.

Auxiliary members serve veterans and their families by volunteering at VA health care facilities through the Auxiliary VA Voluntary Service (VAVS).  Members also volunteer at state veterans homes, Fisher Houses and other VA health care locations.

Additionally Auxiliary members volunteer for “Service to Veterans” providing home service and field service to veterans who are not being cared for in a VA facility.

Members assist veterans in accessing VA benefits including but not limited to, health care by coordinating with their local American Legion Post Service Officers.

 

VA&R2One of the great tragedies of our time is the population of homeless veterans.  American Legion Auxiliary members volunteer at homeless veteran’s shelters and hold events such as “Stand Downs” which provide these veterans with basic needs such as food, clothing, medical, dental & showers.

The American Legion Auxiliary believes that no one who has fought for our freedom should be homeless.

 

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Art can be powerful medicine. More than a decade ago, the American Legion Auxiliary connected with an amazing event that assists veterans in healing from both their physical and psychological wounds through visual and performing arts.

The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) annually showcases the artistic achievements of veterans being treated at VA facilities across the country. More than 140 winners of art competitions at local VA facilities are invited to participate in the national festival, which includes a week of workshops and tours as well as a grand finale stage show for the singers, dancers, musicians, writers, and actors, and a public exhibition for the visual artists. The Auxiliary is a cosponsor of NVCAF, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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