VFW Departments Donate to NMS at National Convention
Over $20,000 to go to NMS programs
August 01, 2013
At the 114th VFW National Convention in Louisville,
Ky., VFW National Military Services (NMS) received over $20,000 in total contributions
from 12 VFW Departments and five VFW Posts. Departments and Posts raise money
throughout the year from generous VFW members, VFW supporters and fundraising
events to present their checks at convention that will support VFW initiatives.
VFW Departments that made contributions this year include: Arkansas,
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland New Jersey, New York,
South Carolina, West Virginia and Washington. The VFW Posts include: Post 63,
1173 and 3646 of Idaho; Post 4666 of Colorado and Post 7686 of New Mexico.
The donations will help fund NMS programs like Operation
UplinkTM, Unmet Needs and the Military
Assistance Program for the upcoming year. All of these programs are
crucial to the VFW’s ability to help military personnel and their families in
times of need.
These programs provide services such as allowing
troops to make long-distance calls home for free from Kuwait and Afghanistan,
helping military personnel and their families pay for basic life needs in times
of difficulty, and connecting the VFW with local military units to provide
With the contributions from VFW Departments and
Posts, the VFW will be better able to carry out its mission of giving back to
those who risk their lives and give so much for our freedoms.
To learn more about NMS programs, click here.
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