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VFW holds membership drive for men, women in local Auxiliary

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:59 am

The VFW announced their annual membership drive is now open to men and women. The VFW Auxiliary to Post No. 2173 is seeking patriotic men and women to join them in making a  difference in the lives of veterans, active-duty military, and their families.
“The Auxiliary provides members an opportunity to honor and give back to all who have served, and who are serving, this great nation. It’s our chance to say “Thank you” to them for their sacrifice.”
The VFW Auxiliary’s tag line is “Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes” and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat.
For more than 100 years, we have been supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans and their families, active-duty military and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.
During the 2014-1015 Program Year, Auxiliary members:
• Provided $4.6 million in monetary aid to veterans, active-duty military, and their families
• Volunteered nearly 800,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing home, and veterans’ homes
• Made more than 130,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills
• Awarded $175,000 in scholarships
• Worked with more than 285,000 youth
• Distributed more than 330,000 American Flags
To learn more about joining the Auxiliary or its service projects, contact Val Galloway 573-594-2245 or Norma Shaw 573-594-6585.
The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. We have nearly 465,000 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign-based Auxiliaries who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel, and their families. We are a voice for veterans on Capital Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top ten providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. With more than 4,000 Auxiliaries, there is likely one in your area working to improve the lives of America’s uncommon heroes. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.