2017-2018 National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador
Helping Our Heroes
Each and every day VFW Auxiliary members help our heroes and their families to make their lives a little easier. Our membership immediately steps up and extends a helping hand to provide any assistance required. Thank you so much for your generosity.
National Disaster Support
So many of our veterans and their families have been impacted by recent natural disasters (hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, and numerous wildfires in the West), and they desperately need our support. I encourage all Auxiliaries to support the VFW Emergency Relief Fund that provides our heroes with immediate relief to those in the affected areas.
There are three ways to donate to the VFW Emergency Relief Fund:
- Donate online here
- Text “NEEDS” to 27722 to make a $10.00 donation.
- Send checks payable to the VFW, earmarked “Emergency Relief” to:
Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Home Front Heroes
The National Home needs heroes – Home Front Heroes, that is. Home Front Heroes are monthly givers who help ensure the seamless and consistent delivery of programs and services to our National Home families, which include housing, counseling, tutoring, life skills, daycare, food, healthcare and more.
Home Front Heroes:
- Do not receive mail appeals
- Save the National Home mailing costs
- More of each donation can be used to help military and veteran families through our program
Every little bit counts, and becoming a Home Front Hero is easy. Visit vfwnationalhome.org/hero or call 866-483-9642 to request Home Front Hero forms that include prepaid envelopes. There is no minimum dollar commitment and donations can stop at any time.
Honoring Our Heroes
Remember to honor our veterans this Veterans Day (November 11) by thanking them for their service and by wearing and sharing a “Buddy”® Poppy! Other ways to thank our veterans:
- Provide transportation to the local Sport Clips location (these locations are offering free haircuts for veterans on Veterans Day), grocery store, banking institution, doctor’s appointment, etc.
- Provide a meal to a homebound veteran and his/her family
- Visit a homebound veteran and share a cup of coffee or hot cocoa
- Enlist the help of youth organizations to rake leaves for yard clean up
- Send a greeting card to a veteran to thank them for their service
Have you thought about sending a Halloween greeting card to a homebound veteran or Auxiliary member? This is a quick and thoughtful way to let the veteran and/or the member know that they are being remembered. You could even bring trick-or-treating to them by sharing sweets! I would like to wish all members a fun, safe and Happy Halloween.
Thank you for all the simple acts of kindness done each day to support our veterans, our military and their families so that they can “Catch the Dream for Our Veterans.”