Returning veterans, student veterans, senior citizen veterans, and families of veterans need a helping hand at times. It is our sincere desire to help where we can. Financial assistance is often requested, but we do not now have the post-level resources to assist.
We can, however, provide information and assist locate assistance. Some are American Legion resources, some are Orange County, and some are friends of veterans. Veterans in need do not have to be a member of the American Legion to receive assistance.
We have compiled a list of resources available to veterans. We will continue to add new resources as we learn about them.
- Orange County Veterans Service Office, Hillsborough – assists veterans and dependents in obtaining, retaining, or reinstating compensation, pension, medical, education, training, loan, insurance, burial, and other applicable benefits and services.
- American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance; aid for children. Includes maintenance and medical grants for medical, shelter, utilities, etc. Learn more
- American Legion Family Support Network – The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. Learn more
- North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- VA eClaims and benefits assistance
- Department of North Carolina – Educational Assistance; Colon Furr Nursing Scholarships
- The American Legion – National Offices
In addition, the American Legion proudly works to build relationships with groups, hospitals, and services that can provide assistance to our veterans and their families. This includes
- The Children’s Miracle Network
- The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
- Operation Military Kids
- Teen Suicide Prevention