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. The 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.”
The 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.