How You Can Support the Legion Fund
The Legion Fund’s in-kind support to the 5th Group community takes many forms:
- Pro bono financial counseling to Gold Star widows.
- Mentor Green Berets transitioning to the civilian work sector.
- Free tickets to Titans, Predators, Nashville Soccer Club, Nashville Sounds, Symphony, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre, and many more venues.
- Backstage tours of iconic Nashville destinations like Cheekwood, Grand Ole’ Opry and others.
- Taking families on hunting, fishing or boating trips.
- Pro bono legal and business services.
- Host 5th Group families in your corporate suite.
- Host a Legion Fund event in your home.
- Host a 5th Group family in your vacation home.
If you have an idea to support the unit, contact us!
“It would be impossible for anyone to spend time with members of the 5th Special Forces Group and not leave with an absolute belief that they represent the very best our country has to offer.”
A Legion Fund donor
“First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your support during my time of family crisis. Your support has helped alleviate the stress associated with my day-to-day life activities. My daughter is still undergoing chemotherapy and will start radiation soon. We are hopeful that these rounds of chemotherapy will be effective. The previous sessions failed to work, but the doctors have since changed her treatment plan. St. Jude Hospital has been remarkable in every aspect, and they do a great job of alleviating the stress on my wife and daughter. My daughter is currently in her senior year of high school. She is bright, smart, beautiful and sassy and anyone who meets her, instantly falls in love with her.”
Richard, Father and experienced Green Beret
“Thank you for your help and support for our family. I am sad to say that Mark passed away a few weeks ago. Cancer might have taken his body, but it did not win. His spirit is free and he was always a fighter. I am beyond blessed to have been his wife, and he gave me the greatest gift possible, our son James. We really appreciate the support and help that you provided for us.”
His Widow, Sarah
“I cannot begin to express our most sincere gratitude for the assistance you provided during our family’s time of need; however, I do apologize that it was brought upon due to my clumsiness. I was floored when [a unit rep] told me that you would assist with the child care needs. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!”
A 5th Group Wife
“It is impossible to fully express our gratitude. The gift you sent meant so much to our family, as it allowed us to be together in a time of need, without having to weigh any second thought to the financial costs. This proves that while the men in Group always go the extra mile for their Soldiers, The Legion Fund is always willing to go above and beyond, where they can, to make a situation better for ‘The Legion Family’. We are incredibly grateful and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
A 5th Group Wife
“The Legion Fund has been an extraordinary game-changer in our ability to care for the Soldiers and Families of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). For a unit that has been in continuous combat for 19 years, going above and beyond for its members is always the goal. The Legion Fund continues to be a critical component of caring for those who have committed their lives to caring for us, and in protecting our nation.
Since its inception, The Legion Fund has always answered the call. Always.”
Brig Gen(Retired) Scott Brower, former Commanding Officer, 5th SFG(A)
“It has been humbling to see that people are willing to donate much of their time and resources to take veterans hunting. I have seen firsthand many soldiers get back into hunting because of this program, and it’s something that has really helped release some of the stress from our job.”
5th Group Soldier (name withheld for security reasons)
“I am without the appropriate words to adequately express our appreciation. But I will gladly, yeah even eagerly stand and testify before any governing body to affirm my conviction that the gracious out flowing of support from you [the Legion Fund] has made the difference for us many times. When we have reached the end of our own means to care for our own, you have provided an open hand with that rare sense of urgency. When we have run against walls preventing adequate support for Legionnaires, you have crossed the barrier to carry that effort.”
5th Group Senior Commander (name withheld for security reasons)
“I cannot begin to express our most sincere gratitude for the assistance you provided during our family’s time of need; however, I was floored when [a unit rep] told me that you would assist with the child care needs. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!”
5th Group wife (name withheld for security reasons)
“I can’t say thank you enough for the passion you have for digging to find the root of the problem. So few are willing to look for the hard answers and too many are willing to stick a Band-Aid over the problem. I am sure there are countless people out there who have benefited from your tireless efforts!”
Wife of injured 5th Group Soldier (name withheld for security reasons)