Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. More than 490,000 members in nearly 4,000 Auxiliaries nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.

Through our National Programs, we assist the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth.

Here are a few ways Auxiliary members across America serve veterans, active-duty military and their families, and their communities:

During the 2016-2017 Program Year, Auxiliary members:

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$4.6 Million

Provided $4.6 million dollars in monetary aid to veterans, active-duty military and their families.

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816,377

Volunteered more than 815,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes.

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134,228

Made nearly 135,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills affecting veterans and their families.

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$142,500

Awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships.

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262,050

Worked with 262,050 youth across America.

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378,500

Distributed 378,500 U.S. Flags.