2019 Event Beneficiary

American Legion Post 227 CHILI COOKOFF 09

TUSTIN AMERICAN LEGION POST 227

The post has been reconstituted and active for over 15 years although it started in the 1940’s. We serve the community in a variety of ways but the emphasis is on support of Veterans in the local area who have temporary financial problems. We also are poised to help Veterans with any other type of problem through our Service Officer.

We present the Colors at dozens of Tustin events each year. We sponsor Boys State for Juniors at the three Tustin High Schools by sending them to Sacramento for a week in summer to learn about Government. We sponsor an Oratorical Contest for the three high schools on the subject of the U.S. Constitution. We make charitable contributions to local Veteran oriented charities. Our main contribution is to the Veterans Emergency Assistance Program which helps Veterans in the local area who are experiencing a temporary financial problem that will have dire consequences. We can step in and pay the bill. We raise money for this primarily through an annual golf tournament. In 2018, we raised $28,000 at the tournament alone. Other sources are a variety of donors.