American Legion Helping Coast Guardsmen

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Due to the government shutdown, the American Legion is working with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to provide financial help through the American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program.

According to the American Legion, the TFA grant helps “minor children in the home of active-duty servicemembers or current American Legion members with assistance for the costs of shelter, food, utilities, clothing, and health expenses during times of financial need.”

As a part of the effort, there is an abbreviated TFA application for active duty Coast Guard members with minor children in the home.  The program is expected to last during the government shutdown.

Various American Legion posts are engaging to help through heart-warming efforts by members and volunteers, such as the DC Legion’s DC Post 8 whose efforts are chronicled here.

For a video on the effort, visit this link. Additionally, for more information, please visit this article.  According to the Legion, the number to call with eligibility and application questions is 800-504-4098.  Lastly, to donate to the American Legion, please visit this link.

The author, Carl Buhler, is retired Air Force retired Brigadier General.  After active-duty retirement, Carl started consulting and opened Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services across the aircraft maintenance, logistics, technology, SBIR, supply and production areas.  Carl is a member of several veteran support organizations and is a proud member of the American Legion.

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