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NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN

The VFW Auxiliary works to honor and a make a difference in the lives of veterans, active-duty service members and their families. Two ways we do this are through the VFW "Buddy” Poppy Program and the VFW National Home for Children.

The "Buddy”® Poppy/VFW National Home for Children Program:

  • Promotes and Supports the VFW "Buddy”® Poppy Program
    The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans’ organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The next year, the VFW decided that VFW "Buddy”® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work. VFW "Buddy”® Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals, providing compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies. The poppy program also provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home for Children.
  • Promotes and Supports the VFW National Home for Children
    For more than 90 years, the National Home has helped military‬ and ‪veteran‬ families who need a fresh start. Families can live there rent-free for up to four years and have access to professional case management services, on-site licensed child care, life skills training, tutoring and other educational services as well as recreational and community service opportunities. Families find healing in a safe and peaceful environment of tree-lined streets, 42 single-family homes, facilities such as a gym, library, computer and science labs, day care center, playgrounds, fishing pond, hiking trails, and more!
  • Promotes the Military & Veteran Family Helpline
    The National Home’s Military & Veteran Family Helpline is the first step on the path to help for ‪‎military‬ and ‪veteran‬ families. This free service helps callers with pressing needs nationwide seek solutions in their own communities. The Helpline is answered by caring professionals M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern, except holidays. Messages left after hours and on weekends are answered the next business day. Contact the Helpline at 800.313.4200 or help@vfwnationalhome.org.

VFW Auxiliary Members: Access "Buddy”® Poppy/VFW National Home for Children Program Resources HERE.

Announcements

POW-MIA Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner
Where: Ericksen's Museum
When: June 26 2021
What time: Starts at 5:30 pm

Come join us for our fundraiser dinner for our annual Spaghetti Dinner catered by Black Bear Diner.  Veterans are free. 
VFW Auxiliary will have raffle tickets for a 20 minute ride on T-6 Texan Airplane (value $475). Only 75 tickets will be sold. Winner will have a year to take this ride. The raffle drawing will take place on Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2021.  Winner does NOT need to be present. The Lucky winner makes their flight arrangements with the
Pilot/Erickson's Museum.  Come join all the fun!
 
 Dates to remember to Fly your flag
  • June 14th-1775-US Army founded-Flag Day Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes Flag in June 1777
  • June 19th- Fathers Day
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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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