Veterans Emergency Fund

Many veterans are in Nepal coming to the aid of earthquake victims

June 3, 2015

More than 40 members of Team Rubicon, including several U.S. veterans, are in Nepal helping treat the casualties of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country April 25.

The National Emergency Fund has also been helping with natural disasters at home. The American Legion created an NEF response kit to assist department and post leaders on best practices before, during and after emergencies. The kit contains brochures that explain how to set up an NEF response team, locate affected Legion Family members, assist victims in filling out NEF applications and generate good public relations. A response team from The American Legion assisted tornado victims in Tupelo, Mississippi last May.