By U.S. ArmyAugust 20, 2009
The American Legion's Family Support Network provides immediate assistance to service personnel and their families whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing war on terrorism. Since September 11, 2001, the active military, National Guard and Reserve units have been activated in record numbers and for long durations. As a result, the families of these men and women often find themselves unable to meet normal monthly household obligations. Assistance is needed for a variety of everyday chores and expenses. The needs range from routine household chores, grocery shopping, help with connecting to available local resources to ensuring that the grass is mowed for the expectant mother whose husband is deployed.
The American Legion maintains a nationwide toll-free telephone number for service personnel and their families to call for assistance. Families can also request assistance online. With over 14,000 posts nationwide, help and support can be as close as the nearest Legion post.