Military & Veterans Organizations,
Mission: Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346 serves the needs of veterans in Farmington, Farmington Hills and surrounding Michigan communities. We offer members a warm, family friendly atmosphere, numerous get-togethers providing fun and comradery, and opportunities to step up and help fellow veterans and the community. Post 346, veterans helping veterans, their families and the community since 1922.
Target demographics: Our primary focus is on assisting veterans and their families in our local community and the state of Michigan. But American Legion programs also serve all citizens of the United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year sees our Post hosting events such as the Farmington Patriot Day 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, our Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremony at the City of Farmington's War Memorial Monument, our participation in the planning of Farmington’s Memorial Day parade and many other community programs. Our Post also participates in many American Legion programs such as Boy's and Girl's State, Tabs for Tots, Sons of the American Legion, and sponsoring local Girl and Boy Scout Troops. We also make donations to many other veteran assistance organizations and programs around our state. Some donations are monetary, some utilize drives where we collect clothing or other needed items.
Geographic areas served: Primarily Farmington, Farmington Hills and surrounding Michigan communities. Your donation will help us continue to support the “Four Pillars” on which the American Legion was built; Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these "pillars" encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its current service members, their families, the youth of America, and all citizens. From grass-roots efforts in our community to fighting on Capitol Hill; our veterans past, present and future need the American Legion to help stand up for their benefits and rights. The Legion’s programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year nationwide. These programs, and the members who give of their time to perform them, allow the American Legion to make a difference on local, state and national levels. Together, we can make a difference.
Programs: We need your support to be able to keep our doors open and continue to do the good work of the American Legion. Most donations help to maintain our building, the epicenter of our “Legion family” where the comradery has become the mainstay of many of our veteran families. In May of each year you will find our members on the streets of our community offering the familiar red crepe paper poppies in exchange for donations during Poppy Days. All monies received from Poppy donations are reserved to assist veterans and their families in immediate need - from providing a handicap ramp to warm winter clothing.
Membership dues only bring in a small fraction of our operating income. Our primary income is derived from the rental of our two banquet halls. Our Post can’t afford the $30,000 it will cost to fix our old roof (among many other needs). Our building is 68 years old and needs more and more maintenance. Our members donate their time and talent to keep our building running, yet materials and repairs are very expensive. We also hope to someday be able to add 21st century improvements to our building; such as sound and video systems, updated lighting and signage to make it more desirable for rentals. If we can’t keep our building open, we can’t keep up the good work of the American Legion.
The American Legion is a non-profit veteran’s organization [501(c)(19)], your donation may be tax deductible under IRC 170(c)(3). Please donate today, thank you.