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Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Texas
Commander
Juan Torres


Henry Commander Detachment of Texas
Juan Torres
Commander Detachment of Texas



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Team Texas,

I would like to first start out with thanking everyone for their push on membership. We are looking good and I know we can keep the momentum going. Remember, that once you get membership in you need to send it in and not hold it. You are not only hurting you squadron numbers, but hurting your member. Membership is key to our organization.

I have been asked by Mary Ann Paul to ask each squadron for help. As you know the American Legion Auxiliary, Dept. of Texas has THE Texas Emergency Fund(TEF). As of last contact with Ms. Paul they have given out 25 grants. They are still receiving request for help as the days pass. What Ms. Paul is asking for is any monetary help you can give. I know we have probably pushed beyond our means but if you can please donate to the TEF. Any amount can help.

As we all know it has been a tough start to my year as Detachment Commander. Hurricane Harvey has hurt many people in our state. We as members stood up and took charge to help those in need. The destruction was major as I see it when I am working, seeing neighborhoods destroyed. House’s that had water in them as high as 3-4 feet. I know we have worked tirelessly to get supplies down to the affected areas. We sent money to help with anything we could if we could not send supplies. I want to thank each of you for the work you did because the amount of food, water, and clothing we had donated has and will go a long way. Remember there is still a long road to recovery from this hurricane.

For God and Country,

Juan Torres
Detachment Commander

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Hurricane Harvey
Commander Torres visited American Legion Post 560 to help out the American Legion Family of the Post cook to feed the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Commander Torres does some Cooking Video

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Team Texas,

It is expected that within the next couple of days Harvey will move out of Texas. Even though this storm has moved on the cities in which it hit will be impacted not for weeks, but months to come. I have fortunately not been hit by damage to my home and my family is safe. As I have seen on Facebook, some of our fellow American Legion Family have also been lucky. The hard part are those who I have yet to here from or those i know who left before the Storm hit. We do not know if they lost there homes likes thousands of those did here in Houston due to flooding. As many of you know the Harvey hit on friday night/Saturday morning and has just started to stop raining in parts of Houston. I have heard from the news cast Corpus Christi, Rockport, and other cities south of along the coast have been cleared of this storm. The city of Houston and the Great State of Texas is strong as many citizens From Houston and across the State came to help rescue people from the flooded areas. Who would of known that my year as Detachment of Texas Commander would start like this.

I write you today to see what we as a Detachment can do to help. With it being hard to get down here to help due to the flooding maybe we can all do what our National Commander asked and that is to Donate the the National Emergency fund. I feel that we can all do this in hopes of better days for our fellow members who may have lost everything. Some of which may be without homes for either months or years. Lets all get together and make a better day and anything helps. Once again we are The Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Texas.

For God and Country,

Juan Torres
Detachment Commander

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Team Texas, Just wanted to tell all our members along the Texas Coast to be safe this weekend as Hurricane Harvey approaches. . Praying we all make it out without any tragedies. Please follow all Alerts to evacuate if needed. Once agan Be safe and see you all in Austin, Sept. 23-24.

Juan Torres
Detachment Commander

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