Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
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406 W. 34th Street Suite 920 Kansas City MO 64111 USA
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation exists solely to support programs and services that secure, manage and distribute resources to improve the lives of veterans, military service personnel, their families and the communities where they live.
Veterans service activities - the mission is to secure, manage and distribute resources to support veterans, active-duty personnel, the national guard and reserve, their families and communities. The vfw foundation, in support of this mission assisted hundreds of military families in need of financial assistance with disbursements of $361,452 through the un-met needs program to help families experiencing financial difficulties with mortgage, car loans, utilities and other payments. The vfw foundation expended $50,000 that was used for "welcome home" and other recognition events for military members and their families. In addition, these funds were used to provide free "call-days" for active duty military that are stationed overseas. The vfw foundation expended $625,000 to provide scholarships for the vfw and sports clips help-a-hero scholarship program. This program provides up to $5,000 in scholarships to veterans or current military personnel with a rank of e-5 or below. Additionally, the vfw foundation expended $200,000 to support vfw service officers. These officers play a key role in assisting veterans in dealing with the department of veterans affairs and other agencies. These officers are formally trained and accredited to represent veterans and their dependents or survivors. This structure ensures that no veteran, dependent or survivor needs to deal with the agencies administering veteran's programs without expert representation.
community service & public awareness - the mission supports programs that foster patriotism, citizenship education and volunteerism, community improvement and youth development programs. The vfw foundation made grants of $20,000 to promote and sponsor a scholarship program that included a trip to washington d. C. For high school scholarship winners who wrote essays to honor patriotism.
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Unfortunately, many American soldiers and veterans do not have access to the financial support and essential resources they need while on active duty or when they come home. VFW Foundation realizes it is up to us to serve them when they need us the most.
Funded solely by generous and dedicated individuals and corporate sponsors, the RETURN THE FAVOR campaign, sponsored by the VFW Foundation, creates awareness for our veterans’ needs and financially supports programs to assist our deployed soldiers, retired military veterans and their families.
I am deeply impressed by the Foundation's dedication, compassion and perseverance to help our country's brave, selfless veterans.
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I've seen how the support of the VFW Foundation has directly and positively impacted the lives of military personnel, veterans and their families.
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