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Emergency fund activated for storm-impacted veterans

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Legion response teams are already in Tupelo, where a tornado destroyed a post there. (Source: NEF) Legion response teams are already in Tupelo, where a tornado destroyed a post there. (Source: NEF)
LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) -

Veterans impacted by the storms in Lincoln County have some extra help waiting for them.

The American Legion opened up its national emergency fund for folks hit by the storms. The fund was first created in 1989 and has provided more than $8 million in aid since then.

The Fayetteville chapter is helping veterans sign up for funds of up to $1,500. There is no immediate rush to sign up - veterans have 90 days to get an application filled out and sent to Nashville.

The Commander-elect for the American Legion in Fayetteville, Greg Dodson, said the need is real and these funds will be greatly appreciated.

"They need it, definitely. Total loss; clothes, personal effects, things that can never be replaced. The devastation in the area is right up there," he said.

If you would like to apply for help or contribute, you can do so online or visit any American Legion post and ask for more information.

Dodson said you can contact him directly and he will personally help you get the paperwork filled out. He can be reached by phone at (423) 834-3855.

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