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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Provide job fairs and job training for veterans
| Pepsi Refresh Everything

Have you voted yet today. 

We are starting to move up on the list and
need everyone in New York to help. 

Send this message to everyone and ask
them to vote. 

The deadline is tomorrow but we can win this if everyone

The top two vote getters will win the money. We need your help. 

Please click here to vote EVERY DAY..

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Come on, Legion family! 

Where are the votes?

Job Fairs for Veterans is competing
for a $250,000 grant.
Voting ends Sept. 30.

You can vote every day.
This project is at 96 now.

Remember to VOTE EACH DAY!

This is for our veterans, let's get with the program!

Click here to vote. Do it NOW!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Support Veteran Job Fairs

American Legion National Headquarters is now gearing up for an August effort to win a Pepsi Refresh Everything grant to help us achieve our goal of 1,000 veteran job fairs nationwide in 2010 and 2011. Voting is scheduled to begin Sunday morning, Aug. 1. Check back at to cast your vote.

Every year, The American Legion sponsors nearly 300 job fairs, business workshops and career expos across the country. As veteran unemployment continues to outpace that of the general population, career opportunities for those who served our nation in uniform are more important than ever. Your vote for American Legion Job Fairs can help us reach our goal of sponsoring 1,000 veteran career events in 2010 and 2011.

Your vote is needed to help veterans get back to work. It costs nothing to place your online vote. It could mean everything for a veteran to get a job or start a new business.

Remember, you can vote daily throughout the month in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Legion pursues Pepsi grant for vet jobs
The American Legion - July 31, 2010

(Left to Right) SFC Thomas Cross and MSG Bryan Wagner
speak with Ardina Fox and Bella Taylor, recruiters for
Northrop Grumman Technical Services. Noel St. John

As one of its founding pillars, The American Legion has long been committed to helping separating servicemembers reintegrate into civilian life. Included in that is a dedication to help veterans find rewarding jobs and business opportunities. A Legion commitment that dates back to World War I, career support for veterans has evolved in recent decades, and nearly 140 Legion-affiliated events – business workshops, job fairs and career expos – are conducted each year.

In a struggling economy that has been particularly tough on veterans, the need to find employment for the men and women who served our country has never been greater. That’s why The American Legion is trying to greatly increase the number of veteran career events it produces or supports. Pepsi’s Refresh Project contest presents the perfect opportunity.

The Legion will re-enter the Pepsi Refresh Project contest for the month of August with its veterans career fairs initiative as the beneficiary. Voting officially begins Aug. 1 at 12:01 a.m. EST. The contest, which the Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program won in February, will award a $250,000 grant to the first-place finisher. Funds from the February award are still being used to give wounded warriors items like sweatsuits, DVD players, therapeutic athletic equipment and duffle bags. Should the Legion win again, the money will be used to fund nearly 1,000 career fairs, which will provide veterans, service members and their families with everything from on-site job interviews to resume-writing assistance. It costs nothing to cast a daily vote for the Legion’s job fairs initiative through the month.

Undoubtedly, the need to employ veterans has never been greater. An estimated one-fifth of the nation’s homeless population has a background of military service. Around 107,000 veterans are on the street on any given night and twice as many experience a similar hardship at some point each year. Many other veterans, particularly those who are ages 18 to 24, are considered near homeless or at risk of it because of income-related issues.

The unemployment numbers for former service members, particularly young ones, are equally concerning. The unemployment rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan swelled to 21.1 percent last year - up 7 percent from 2008. The number was also well above the 16.6-percent unemployment rate for non-veterans of roughly the same ages, 18 to 24.
Visit the Pepsi Refresh Web site and cast your vote daily. Spread the news of our voting efforts with social media tools like Twitter and Facebook. Help us help the men and women have served so unselfishly!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


PEPSI COLA GRANT UPDATE and other latest updates:

1. OCW and Pepsi Grant Competition
        Operation Comfort Warriors has been named the Number 1 Finalist for $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh  Everything grant contest. Pepsi is expected to name OCW as a grant recipient on March 22 after the  paperwork is certified. If certified, OCW will receive $125,000 in late March, and another $125,000 in the  middle of September.

2. Operation Comfort Warriors
             Operation Comfort Warriors has raised $317,454.87 (not including the Pepsi grant) since its inception.

3. “A Pledge to Service” Video
      In conjunction with its debut Tuesday at the Washington Conference, more than 1,500 DVDs have  been distributed including 535 sent to the Legislative Commission staff for distribution to  Congress.  Requests arriving daily with immediate fulfillment.

4. GI Film Festival
      As a result of the Wednesday presentation of your National Commander’s Public Relations Award  to the festival, 80 wounded warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center have been invited to  attend the events in May.  Additionally, Washington Times Columnist John Fales (Sgt. Shaft), a  previous recipient of the award himself,  contributed $1,000 on behalf of blinded veterans to help  support the festival.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Four days remain for OCW voting

  The American Legion is calling on fellow Americans to spend a few moments every day between now and Feb. 28 to help our wounded service men and women.

The Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors is competing for a $250,000 grant to be awarded by Pepsi Cola, Inc, as part of its Refresh Everything campaign. There are 729 charities competing for grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 which are determined by the number of votes received at Pepsi's Refresh Everything Web site. Operation Comfort Warriors is currently in second place. The two charities with the most votes in the $250,000 category will receive the grants.

Visitors can cast their votes every day between now and Feb. 28 by clicking here.

Since December 2008, The American Legion family has raised funds for Operation Comfort Warriors, a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded military personnel, providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. All overhead and administrative costs for the program are paid by The American Legion, meaning 100 percent of donated money goes directly to the troops.

Pepsi will announce the winners on March 1.