INDIANAPOLIS — The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) and Honor Flight Network are proud to announce a partnership that will support essential caregivers of Honor Flight participants.
2021-2022 ALA National President Kathy Daudistel has placed focus on uplifting caregivers, especially those of military and veterans. Daudistel is extending this support by promoting caregiver assistance for veterans participating on an Honor Flight trip. This support, funded by donations through the ALA’s poppy program, will help offset the cost of a veteran’s caregiver to accompany the veteran on his or her Honor Flight as they provide essential services such as assistance with the veteran’s activities of daily living or ADL’s.
The ALA’s poppy fund program has played an essential role in increasing veterans’ welfare and rehabilitation across the United States. ALA departments (states) and units are encouraged to use their poppy funds to support this initiative.
ALA poppy funds may be donated directly in support of Honor Flight without departments or units needing a separate MOA. The funds may be distributed to any of the 130 regional Honor Flight Hubs or directly to the Honor Flight Network at www.honorflight.org.
Each Honor Flight Hub is an independently operated 501(c)(3). In prior years, ALA poppy funds have been used by Honor Flight Hubs to cover costs toward veteran welfare and rehabilitation.
About Honor Flight Inc.: Founded in 2005, the Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the men and women of all service eras who served and sacrificed for our country. Priority status is given to those who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and veterans of any other service eras who are critically ill. The Honor Flight Network is comprised of approximately 130 independently operated hubs across the United States, each working together to provide veterans with a sense of honor and respect from a grateful nation. The Honor Flight Network serves more than 25,000 veterans annually with this “trip of a lifetime.” Honored veterans travel free of charge thanks to donations to the organization.
About the American Legion Auxiliary: The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a community of volunteers serving veterans, military, and their families. Our members also support the mission of The American Legion in improving the quality of life for our nation’s veterans. Proud sponsor of ALA Girls Nation, National Poppy Day® and recognized for advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, the nearly 600,000 ALA members across the country volunteer millions of hours annually and raise millions of dollars in service to veterans, military, and their families. Founded in 1919, the ALA is one of the oldest patriotic membership organizations in the U.S.A. To learn more and to volunteer, join, and donate, visit www.alaforveterans.org.