PVR Bulletin – November 2021




This month is The American Legion, Department of Florida Fall Conference. The event will be held at the Renaissance at Sea World in Orlando, FL from November 5-7, 2021. PROJECT: VetRelief will have many opportunities for you to learn how to get involved, hear about the program’s successes, or introduce yourself to our new Case Worker, Lenora!

There will be two introductory Advocate Training classes this year; one of which is an exciting opportunity exclusively for Auxiliary members. During these classes, we will break down the details of the program and Advocate role. If you have attended one of our trainings before, this class is not for you.

For those who are already involved as a VetRelief Advocate, you should have received an email invitation to our special cocktail party that will be hosted by our Board President’s company, RL James, Inc. Bob James has also extended an invitation to his fellow Board Members and our Suicide Prevention Strategic Partners, so we hope that you will take advantage of this unique experience!

Be sure to check all Legion Family general session agendas, as PROJECT: VetRelief has been given the opportunity to provide a program report to all Legion Family entities! We are very happy about this, as it’s the first chance we will be able to present to the Auxiliary.

As always, we will have our spot in the vendor area for you to stop by to say hello or pick up any marketing materials. Since we are the charity of choice for both Jerry and Wanda Brandt, this would be a great time to share any upcoming events in support of their efforts or make a contribution to their fundraising project! – We hope to see you all there!


We are very excited to share with you that PROJECT: VetRelief is trending to reach a huge benchmark this month – assisting 1,000 veterans with financial support!

Each year, our program has been able to help more and more service members and their families. However, we are only able to continue this much-needed support through the donations we receive from the Legion Family, corporations, and individuals.

THANK YOU to our sponsors, volunteer advocates, and all those who believe in our mission, and continue to dedicate their time, energy, and support to our program! It takes us all working together to meet the demand of our veteran community. It’s because of you that we can be just that!


Calling all trained VetRelief Advocates – An email has gone out to our entire VetRelief Advocate database to ask if you are interested in continuing your volunteer role, or to be removed from our contact list. This is important because, after Fall Conference, the Advocate interview will become a part of our financial assistance process again. After January 1st, this will be mandatory.

For those who are attending Fall Conference, we have a special opportunity for you to join us for a cocktail party to learn more. To ensure we have enough food and drinks, please RSVP to your invitation. If you feel that you should have received an invitation and didn’t, please contact Jennifer Cooper, jcooper@floridalegion.org.