The Robert E Kennington American Legion Family sponsors 4 non-profit organizations and 1 post project that aide in educating the youth and in serving those who have served and are serving. See the causes below:
Operation Comfort Warrior
- Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. OCW also provides larger items such as ping pong tables, entertainment centers, computers, kayaks and other recreational goods for use by wounded warriors in common areas.
- For more information please go to: https://www.legion.org/operationcomfortwarriors
Partner in Housing Linwood
- Linwood Manor houses veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness. It consist of 2 buildings housing 14 one bedroom apartments each. There is a case worker on duty who works with the Veterans in getting them jobs and stabilizing them to succeed once out of the transition housing.
- The Women’s Auxiliary at the post host a Battle of the Bands event every year to raise funds for everyday essentials. Want to volunteer or know of a band who would like to participate? Email email@example.com.
- Our Mission is to provide Veterans suffering with PTSD, a certified service canine at no expense to them or their family. They do this through Public and Private Donations, Grants and Fundraisers. They also offer support to the families of the Veterans, effectively servicing the entire family unit.
- The Women’s auxiliary holds a DogTag event which consist of Dog Vendors coming out and selling their products to dog lovers. They also bring service dogs to adopt and microchipping.
Hoosier Boy and Girl State
- American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.
- If you would like to make a donation to help a junior boy and girl to this program please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or send a check to the Post.
Adopt a Soldier
- The Auxiliary along with the Post Family sends boxes of goodies to soldiers overseas. If you have a family member or someone close to you overseas send in their address by mail or email to email@example.com.
- They are always collecting donations or money donations to send items overseas. It cost about $17 a box to mail but over $100 typically inside the box.