Established in 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 served in a location of foreign conflict. Nearly 470,000 members in more than 3,500 Auxiliaries nationwide, plus three foreign-based Auxiliaries, 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 to 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. Click here to view our VFW Auxiliary Fact Sheet.

Below are links to stories from the VFW Auxiliary Magazine that highlight a few ways Auxiliary members across America serve veterans, service members and their families, and their communities:

From June 2019-June 2021, Auxiliary members:

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$9.6 Million

Provided $9.6 million dollars in goods and services to veterans, service members and their families.

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Volunteered more than 665,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes.

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Made nearly 200,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills affecting veterans and their families.

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Awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships.

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Worked with more than 300,000 youth across America.

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Distributed more than 600,000 U.S. Flags.