The American Legion South Houston Post 490
11702 Old Galveston Road, Houston, Texas 77034
Club Room: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257
Copyright © 2019 by The American Legion Post 490
We provide gifts to underprivileged children of veterans and meals to needy
families during the holidays. We provide funds to the Special Olympics,
South Houston Community Center, needy school children in the area,
Jaycees of Clear Lake, the USO at Ellington and the Shriners. Our American
Legion Riders group provides funds for battered women and money to the
Legacy Fund (scholarships to children of military personnel killed in action
since 9-11). We provide meeting space for community related activities.
Our Veterans and You
Each month we provide food and haircut coupons to our veterans at the VA
Hospital. We host 25 to 30 VA patients at our monthly Steak Dinners. We
donate time and funds to the VA volunteer services. We participate in the
Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the VA Hospital which feeds hundreds of patients
The Auxiliary sends Care Packages to our troops overseas. The Auxiliary
provides housewarming baskets to veterans who are transitioning into their
first apartments. We assist veterans in emergency situations and help them
obtain services at the VA. We host special events for Ellington military
personnel. Our Service Officer provides valuable information on veteran
benefits and Houston military events.
We have several special events honoring our veterans such as Memorial Day
Services, Four Chaplains Services, 4th of July events, Veterans Day, and
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies.
Post Activities Available To
Our clubroom is open for members and their guests Sunday through
Thursday from 11:00am until 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 11:00am until
Midnight. We have many fun events at the Post: Super Bowl party, Chili &
BBQ Cook-Offs, Air Show, and other seasonal & holiday events.
To continue our great work you need to belong to our great organization
and participate in our programs. YOU are an integral part of our FAMILY and
your membership allows us to continue our support to the active duty,
National Guard, Reserves, retired military personnel, all veterans, children
and youth, and our community.
Children & Youth
Through our Annual Golf Tournament we sponsor elementary schools in the
South Houston community and give school awards to elementary, middle,
and high school students throughout the area. We sponsor boys to Boys
State, conduct Oratorical Contests, and award annual scholarships to Post
members and their dependents.
The 2020 American Legion South Houston Post 490
Annual Scholarship Program
Application Deadline 4/20/2020