2020-2021 National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador
I am so proud of how members across the country are helping to brighten the lives of our veterans, service members and their families. We continue to find ways to help our veterans and military in this time of social distancing.
Melissa Kearney, Veterans & Family Support Chairman for the Department of Pennsylvania, mentioned cell phone recycling for veterans. She learned of Cell Phones for Soldiers, a Georgia-based 501(c)3 organization that recycles cell phones, tablets and MP3 players. These electronics are wiped clean of all personal information and sold to be refurbished. If they are too old, they will be sold to a recycler who will strip the phone of its usable parts. Proceeds are then used to purchase prepaid international calling cards for troops and to provide one-time emergency funds for returning veterans in need.
Visit https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/volunteeropportunities/ to learn how you can get involved, establish a drop-off site or start a cell phone drive in your community.
Mental Health and Wellness
The purpose of the project is to educate VFW and VFW Auxiliary members, veterans and our communities about the important topic of mental health and wellness, and offer proven tools to intervene on behalf of veterans in crisis.
To help bring this complex set of issues to light for our members, veterans, the military, and our communities, it is essential that the VFW and VFW Auxiliary work together on every level to bring the needed awareness and education to everyone.
Mental health issues for veterans and the military community are complex, often unseen, and affect more than just the service member or veteran. With 1.5 million members, the VFW and VFW Auxiliary are uniquely positioned to offer the support and educational base camp in more than 6,000 communities nationwide.
Join the VFW in opening our hearts, homes and Posts to those who defended our freedoms.
Combating Food Insecurity
The holidays are over, but the needs of our military families are not. We must continue to embrace the National President’s Special Project: Stars, Stripes and Support. By championing this project, you can provide aid to these military families.
Donate by mail by sending funds to the VFW Foundation earmarked for Unmet Needs – Hunger. Mail check to:
VFW National Headquarters
Attn: VFW Foundation
406 W. 34th Street, 9th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
This project is a way to give back to those who gave for us, both the veteran and the family of the veteran. As Auxiliary members let us step up and help combat food insecurity this year.
Veterans & Family Support is the heart of this organization. We can help support veterans by working together as one VFW family, embracing our differences and listening to one another’s ideas. This is our year of Honoring Our Mission to Serve Veterans.
Thank you for all your hard work.