The Veterans Emergency Assistance Program (“VEAP”) was established by the Tustin American Legion Post 227 in 2018. The purpose of the VEAP program is to provide local area U.S. Veterans (“Requestors”) with financial assistance for unforeseen, temporary emergencies in the event that funding from other sources may not be easily obtained or readily available. Requestors typically come to us from outside referrals. Examples of potential referral sources are the Tierney Center for Veteran Services, the Tustin Police Department, the Tustin Senior Center, the Tustin Community Foundation, the Tustin Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Rescue Mission / Tustin Veterans Outpost, and other local community services organizations.
We raise the funds to make the VEAP program viable through a variety of sources including Corporate and Individual Donors, Community Fundraisers and our highly successful annual American Legion Golf Tournament.
COVID-19 Update: While the “Age of COVID” has rendered us unable to conduct our 8th annual Fundraiser/Golf Tournament in 2020, the needs of our veteran community press on and we have adapted accordingly. Therefore, Tustin American Legion Post 227 is pleased to announce our 2020 Fall VEAP Fundraiser Campaign!
2020 Fall VEAP Fundraiser Campaign
Our 2020 Fall VEAP Fundraiser Campaign will involve four “channels” to funnel donations into our VEAP program. 100% of the net proceeds of the 2020 Fall VEAP Fundraiser Campaign will be directed to Veteran beneficiaries of the program.
Corporate and Individual Donors
If you would like to make an electronic donation to the VEAP program, please click the donate button below.
VEAP Lawn Sign Sales
We currently have six Lawn Sign designs to choose from. We recommend a minimum $100 donation per sign … and the sign is your to keep as a “sign” of our appreciation. If you would like to view the Lawn Sign designs, please click on the donate button below.
Virtual Silent Auction
On Thursday, November 11, 2020 at NOON we will launch a “Virtual Silent Auction” on this website. You will be able to view Gift Baskets, Products and Services from our Generous Donors. The Virtual Silent Auction will remain open 24/7 online until Saturday, December 5, 2020 at NOON. What a great way to make your holiday gift selections … while observing the “Social Distancing Protocol" of the CDC! Please click on the Auction button below.