PVR Bulletin – Sept 2018
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: We need you!
Are you interested in joining the VetRelief Team and helping us assist veterans within your community? We have an extreme shortage of Advocates to help us do interviews as a part of the financial assistance application process for emergency funding.
What does it take to become an Advocate?
Ideally, we would like for you attend a training course during the Department Convention or Fall Conference. If you are unable to make it, or want to help before the next class, you can chat with one of our Case Workers, Michael Beaven or Jeremy Gottschalk, and they will walk you through the requirements.
Who can be an Advocate?
Any member of the American Legion Family can be a VetRelief Advocate. Members of the Sons and Auxiliary are able to do interviews for PROJECT: VetRelief cases only. National’s Temporary Financial Assistance Program (TFA) requires an interview to be conducted by a member of a Legion Post.
How much time does it take to do an interview?
Typically, each case can require up to 2-5 hours to complete but will vary depending on the applicant and their family.
Do I have to go to the applicant’s home?
No, you can hold interviews at your Legion Post.
If you are interested, please send an email to Jennifer Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.