Military Services (VFW Support)
The VFW provides support for active duty service men and women through three programs. If you are an American and you say ” I support the troops” then here is your chance to “support the troops”. Click on the links below or to the left of this site and open up your wallets or checkbooks. These programs directly help the active duty military personnel and their families.
Military Assistance Program (MAP), Operation Uplink, and Unmet Needs
Direct community involvement always has been and will continue to be a VFW priority.
The benevolence of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries extends well beyond the realm of veterans helping veterans. Annually, VFW and Auxiliaries donate more than 13 million volunteer hours of community service.
VFW members are mentoring youth groups, helping in community food kitchens, volunteering in blood drives, and visiting hospitalized veterans. Others are helping veterans file compensation claims or are “voicing their vote” with elected officials.
VFW’s Community Service programs are designed to encourage community service and increase civic pride, which ultimately enhances education, improves the environment, and ensures the availability of health services for our nation’s veterans.
VFW’s Citizenship Education program is designed to stimulate interest in America’s history and traditions and to promote citizenship, civic responsibility, and patriotism.
VFW’s Youth Scholarship programs provide more than $3.5 million in scholarships to our nation’s youth. They include Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest, and Boy Scouts of America. The VFW’s partnership with the Boy Scouts of America includes the sponsoring of more than 1,200 Scouting units with 40,000 members across the nation.
VFW’s Safety Program encourages VFW Posts and Auxiliaries to conduct programs in the home, auto, and bicycle safety, as well as programs dealing with drug awareness and substance abuse.
The VFW National Home for Children is a community development in a family-like environment that is home to orphaned or single-parent children of VFW or Auxiliary members. The home, which was established in 1925 on 160 acres in Eaton Rapids, Mich., emphasizes the values of education, good work habits, and sound moral character. Whether providing scholarships to the nation’s youth or helping veterans receive the entitlements they have earned, the VFW is there to honor the dead by helping the living.