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North Dakota Support Our Veterans Fund

The North Dakota Support our Veterans Fund was established to provide resources for emergency needs of North Dakota veterans and their eligible dependents. Emergency needs of veterans may include but are not limited to dental care, vision, hearing, housing, transportation for medical treatment and other special needs as approved by the Fund Advisors.

Donations can be made online.

  • Or mailed to:

Support Our Veterans Fund
Impact Foundation
4141 28th Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58104

  • Or text "NDVETS" to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10.00.  The $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the "Support Our Veterans Fund" by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t.  (Message & Data rates may apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.)

All gifts are tax-deductible! Contact your local County Veterans Service Officer to apply for support.

The ND American Legion

The American Legion, Department of North Dakota offers several programs that are in need of additional funding from various sources.  They vary in structure and need, but all follow the four pillars of The American Legion’s purpose; Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Children & Youth, Americanism, and Homeland Security.  The majority of these funds and activities have a direct impact on North Dakota veterans and children.

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation 

1) Veterans in Need.  We assist veterans whom are suffering a personal hardship.  If they need gasoline for work, assistance in rent, specialty medical equipment, food, travel funds, or care of veterans children.  A one-time voucher may be provided depending upon request and availability of these funds.  Funds are provided only to veterans in need.

2) Travel to the VA Regional Medical Center if needed.

Children & Youth Programs

1)  ND Boys State and Girls State is a program that instructs high school student boys (juniors) how the democratic government works through a week long, hands on program utilizing mock political parties to build a community of government official, county organizations, and ultimately a state government by electing a Governor and state cabinet. 

2) The Oratorical Program is a speech presentation competition that invites all high school students, grades 9 – 12 to compete for scholarships.  Speeches are presented at the local community level, advancing to a district level, the state is subdivided into ten districts, and on to one of three regional contests, ultimately advancing and competing at the state level being held at our ND American Legion Winter Conference held each year.  Scholarships are presented at each level and are accumulated through to the state finals.

3) ND American Legion Baseball is a cornerstone of the American Legion Children and Youth programs.  Here in North Dakota we have sixty-five teams paying across the state.  

Americanism

1)  The Temporary Financial Assistance Fund fund has been set up to specifically answer to the needs of the children of veterans in need.  It provides special funding for medical needs, clothing, foods and educational needs.

2)  The Legacy Fund has been established to support the educational needs of children whose parent(s) were killed in the attack on the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001.  The American Legion “Riders”, a motorcycle enthusiasts organization, manages and collects monies from special ride events across the state.

Homeland Security

The ND American Legion has been active in recognizing the ND National Guards “Military Person of the Year”, supporting the family center and providing support and information to currently serving troops regarding access and benefits available at the ND VA Regional Medical Center.

North Dakota American Legion Foundation

The purpose of this foundation is to solicit, accumulate, distribute and/or invest all income placed into this foundation exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, patriotic or educational purposes.  Programs which are developed for veterans, children and youth or community projects that support the public good.

Contributions for activities of the ND American Legion may be mailed to (please specific the fund/program you wish to support).  All contributions are tax-deductible:

ND Dept. of The American Legion
405- West Main Ave Suite 4-A
P.O. Box 5057
West Fargo, ND  58078
Phone: 701-293-3120

The ND Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours.  Our veterans and service members sacrifice so greatly and ask for little in return. Today you can honor and help them by making a generous donation to the VFW. Our programs support our troops while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return.  Donations can be earmarked for any of the following programs:  Veterans Service, Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen, Citizen Teacher Recognition, Disaster Relief, National Military Services, State Commander’s Project, VFW National Home, Youth Activity Funds, Scout of the Year Scholarship and Safety Program.  

Visit the VFW Contribute website or review this information paper for more on these programs.

Please send your tax-deductible donation to (please specific the program you wish to support):

Dale T. Ronning
Adjutant/Quartermaster
VFW, Department of ND
1440 Maple Lane
West Fargo, ND 58078

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Dogs for Wounded Veterans:  To honor the many service men and women who are still suffering from the conflicts of war, Service Dogs for America will have service dogs available to help them lead a more independent life.

A special fundraising effort has been launched to be able to place dogs, with no effort on the recipients’ part, with select disabled veterans of the most recent wars and conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan and any conflicts stemming from the tragic events of 9/11. Service Dogs for America is advocating a legislative bill that will provide funding for candidates to receive a service dog.

Click here to make a donation. All donations are tax-deductible!

If you think you or a family member would qualify as a wounded veteran in need of a service dog, please see the application page and download the pre-application.  PTSD dogs are available for qualified applicants also.  Complete an application to see if you or a veteran you know are qualified.

Contact Service Dogs for America for more information.  

Rebuilding Together

Fargo-Moorhead Area

Was incorporated January 1, 2011.   Our mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need. We do this by offering home repair and renovation services, free of charge, to low-income families with an emphasis on helping the elderly, people with disabilities and Veterans.

Greater Bismarck/Mandan

A nonprofit, community based organization, has become one of the leading volunteer organizations in the Capital City. The organization is dedicated to helping low-income homeowners in Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota, live in warmth, safety and independence. The program embraces people of all faiths, all walks of life, all racial and ethnic groups, all ages and all sexes. It is not affiliated with any particular church or religion. Serving low-income homeowners, especially the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children, Rebuilding Together works in partnership with local corporations; foundations and civic, educational, religious, and community organizations to “rebuild” houses and communities. All of the work is performed by volunteer laborers, utilizing donated materials and resources, at no cost to the homeowner with the work being done on a one-day blitz, usually on the last Saturday in April.

ND POW/MIA Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club are seeking your support to build a memorial at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. It would honor the 360 men from North Dakota held as prisoners of war or considered missing in action from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.

The memorial will consist of granite walls etched with scenes from each conflict and bearing the names of all 360 men considered POW-MIA from North Dakota. It will be set back into the hillside north of the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery visitors center. The names of people who give at least $100 toward the memorial's completion will be listed on a kiosk at the cemetery.

Send your donations to:

Starion Financial
Attn:  ND POW/MIA Memorial Fund
PO Box 848
Mandan, ND 58554

You can contact Virgil Horst, 701-667-8802, or John "Butch" Olson, 701-223-3353 for more information.

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