2019 Event Beneficiary

American Legion Post 227 CHILI COOKOFF 09

TUSTIN AMERICAN LEGION POST 227

The Tustin American Legion Post has been reconstituted and active for over 15 years although it started in the 1940’s. They serve the community in a variety of ways; however, their main role is to sponsor and support veterans, their families, and surrounding communities in order to promote the awareness of the role veterans, both past and present, play in securing the freedoms and liberties that sustain this great country. This is done by communication, fundraising, and the sponsorship of programs and events that directly impact their members, veterans, and the community at large.

The Post presents the Colors at dozens of Tustin events each year. They sponsor the three Tustin high schools through the Boys State for Juniors by sending them to Sacramento for a week in the summer to learn about government and an Oratorical Contest on the subject of the U.S. Constitution. They make charitable contributions to local veteran-oriented charities. Their main contribution is to the Veterans Emergency Assistance Program which helps veterans in the local area who are experiencing temporary financial problem. They raise money for this primarily through an annual golf tournament. In 2018, they raised $28,000 at the tournament alone. Other sources are a variety of donors.