CALVAR Needs Your Help!

The United States of America is at war with Islamic terrorism.  We have troops on the ground in very dangerous places with no near solution.  Everyday a young man or woman Veteran returns home to California with a service related disability.  A brief visit to a VA Hospital in California would provide living testimony of the need. flagThe American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation (VA&R) Division, here in California, for eighty years has provided critical services for hundreds of thousands of California Veterans.  Without the American Legion’s expertise, tens of thousands of disabled California Veterans would go without the support they have so earned and need. Your donation to the Department of California American Legion Foundation (CALVAR), empowers the VA&R with the ability to continue this vital service to our deserving California Veterans.

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive how the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

President George Washington

home_1The Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division (VA&R) was established to provide service to Veterans in their claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to protect the rights and privileges of all Veterans, their dependents and survivors. The VA&R provides the access to the care they need including providing health care benefits, PTSD treatment, employment and compensation to help in the transition from military life to civilian life.  The American Legion Veterans Service Officers assist Veterans in initial filing of claims and provides support during appeals when necessary. The Veterans Service Officers also make sure that Veterans, Widows, and Orphans of Veterans receive the services and compensation they are entitled. CALVAR was established as an endowment fund auxiliary organization to the Department of California, American Legion. The use of funds accumulated by the Foundation will be used to provide supplemental funding for the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division of the Department of California.

100%The CALVAR receives no government funding or any other subsidy. The current funding is voluntarily donated by California American Legion Members, other Veterans and their family and friends.  These donations are received by supporting several programs conducted by the Ways & Means Commission.  100% percent of the funds raised goes directly to the VA&R, there is no commingling of funds.
In order to supplement this funding, CALVAR, which is a California Charitable Corporation and tax exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation, whose purpose is to see and collect tax deductible donations that will be used exclusively to fund the American Legion VA&R.  Again, one hundred percent of the money collected will be restricted for use by VA&R offices providing direct services to Veterans and their families. Your help with a contribution or a monthly recurring payment will greatly be appreciated and help sustain this program.
Thank You.