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 475,000 members in nearly 3,900 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 service members and their families, and their communities:

During the 2017-2018 Program Year, Auxiliary members:

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$5.1 Million

Provided $5.1 million dollars in goods and services to veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

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841,025

Volunteered more than 840,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes.

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122,620

Made more than 122,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills affecting veterans and their families.

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$155,961

Awarded more than $155,000 in scholarships.

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280,249

Worked with more than 280,000 youth across America.

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418,682

Distributed more than 418,000 U.S. Flags.