Population Served

In 2013, 21.4 million men and women, or 9 percent of the civilian population, age 18 and over, were veterans. Our nation’s veteran population is projected to crest to over 21.9 million in 2014, according to The United States Department of Veteran Affairs. That’s half a million service men and women entering back into the civilian population in the span of just one year.


Here in Florida, we are home to over 1.6 million veterans and represent the third largest population of veterans in the nation (1.8 million in California and 1.6 million in Texas). This correlates to 12% of Florida’s population 18 years old and over, according to the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs.

Support is available for active duty military and veterans (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reservists) in addition to immediate family members of our service members (spouse or child) residing in Florida. The service members we support must be classified as having an honorable discharge or honorable separation. Please note that membership in The American Legion is NOT a requirement to receive assistance. You honorably served your country and we will do our best to serve you.

All services provided by PROJECT: VetRelief are at no cost to those served.