Military Assistance Program (MAP)
The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the
outstretched hand between the VFW and active duty, Guard,
and Reserve military units. MAP offers grants to VFW Posts
who participate in military unit functions, such as
sponsoring "Farewell and Welcome Home Activities," "Family
Readiness Group" events, or other sponsorship ideas. Locally
we also help with packing boxes for the troops.
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July 2008 a new GI Bill was passed by congress due to the
VFW and other veterans organizations. Always working
to improve veterans benefits.
Voice of Democracy (VOD)
The VOD scholarship program is an
essay contest for high school students. It provides more
than $3 million is scholarships
Patriots Pen is a nationwide youth-essay writing
contest. Students in grades 6, 7, &8 express their views on
democracy. More than 115,000 students compete annually
VFW Operation Uplinkô
Operation Uplink launched in 1996
to connect active-duty troops and hospitalized veterans with
their loved ones. The program uses contributions from
supporters to purchase phone time for the men and women who
are serving -- or have served -- this great nation, as well
as hospitalized veterans
The VFW helps support the
home by providing volunteers to help out when requested
to do so. They entertain the veterans with parties and
special events as well as field trips.
With the help of corporate sponsors, the VFW
Foundation receives funding to establish, administer and
promote the Unmet Needs Program. Unmet Needs can give a
one-time grant up to $2,500 for qualifying service members
and their families experiencing financial hardship.
VFW Scout of the Year
The Scouting Program provides a $5,000 first place
award to an outstanding Scout.
Flags and flag education are important elements of
the VFW. We work closely with the community and collect
flags for retirement ceremonies.
The VFW provides, at no cost, an
Honor Guard to provide a
fallen veteran a proper military funeral.
A Color Guard is available for
community parades, flag ceremonies, or any other community
When asked by a community program, the VFW helps with
volunteers. Whether it is for serving food at
Thanksgiving, a toy drive during Christmas. or any other
The VFW is an organization
where veterans of foreign wars can get together with other
similar veterans to share stories, problems and free in a