Convention Attendees Donate to NMS Fundraiser
Nearly $5,000 donated
August 01, 2012
For the second consecutive year, VFW National
Military Services (NMS) offered up a friendly competition between VFW and
Ladies Auxiliary convention attendees at the 113th VFW National
Convention in Reno, Nev.
NMS developed a great way for attendees to support
the troops through a contest called the “NMS Services Challenge.” VFW members
from each branch of service and Ladies Auxiliary members competed against each
other to see who could donate the most money to NMS.
Ballot boxes for each service branch, as well as one
for the Ladies Auxiliary, were placed at the NMS booth. Attendees could donate
to NMS by filling out a donor supporter card and placing it in the proper ballot
Each donation of $5 or more earned the donor a NMS
lapel pin with VFW’s new tagline, NO ONE
DOES MORE FOR VETERANS. Those who gave $5 received a bronze pin, $10
received a black pin, those who donated $15 got a silver pin, and those who
gave $20 or more received a gold lapel pin.
Every donor supporter card was later displayed on a
wall in the lobby of the convention center for all to see. The total each group
donated was tracked daily on the wall with colored-in thermometers.
By the end of the challenge, VFW and Ladies
Auxiliary members demonstrated their strong commitment to our troops through
their extreme generosity, proving that No
One Does More For Veterans!
Army donors came away as the winning group this year
after finishing second the previous year, contributing an impressive $1,937.
The Navy finished second with $1,191. The Air Force was third, followed by the
Ladies Auxiliary. The Marines and the Coast Guard rounded out the competition
with solid donation amounts, for a grand total of $4,911 raised for NMS
Not only was the competition a huge success,
participants had a blast competing against their fellow VFW and Ladies
To learn more about NMS programs, click here.
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