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October 24, 2014
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October 24, 2014
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I was in a desperate situation as a single mother I had nothing and nowhere to turn with my child. I was welcomed in and treated so well by all the volunteers and staff. My daughter was my major concern and she was so loved and cared for at the nursery that without them I do not think we would be where we are today. I was able to take my time and search for a position to where I could support myself and my daughter. I went from worrying if I was going to have to live in my car with my 1 year old and what I could do to feed her, to making 6 figures a year. This place was a answer to my prayers and the service they do to families in need of comfort and help I can not put into words. VFW home for Children saved my and my daughter's life and provided a safe environment until I was able to provide a future. They gave us our lives back!
October 23, 2014
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October 23, 2014
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The VFW National Home for children is an amazing organization that has provided assistance for my family. The help that we have received has far exceeded any expectations I could have imagined. From providing amazing childcare to our son, to assistant for groceries while we were struggling to get by financially. The staff at the National home work around the clock with the sincere motivation of giving back to veterans and their families. I speak for my whole family when I say that, to us, the National Home has become our home and the staff our extended family. We hope to one day give back to the organization that has selflessly supported and believed in our family. Beyond the staff, the veterans who tireless work to fund this organization so that they may help other veterans and their families... I have to say that I have been struck several times by the generosity and concern of these veterans. There is still "good" in this world and if you ever need to be reminded, visit the National Home.
October 23, 2014
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October 23, 2014
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Living at the VFW National Homes for Children has been the best experience for my family. They give you that once in a lifetime chance to get back on your feet when you've come across hard times. The staff here is excellent and give you every tool you need to succeed. They gave my family a stable home, and a level of happiness we haven't had in a long time. The donors and staff here are the mist wonderful and giving people I have ever met. Personally I don't know what we would have done without them, and there is no way to even express how thankful we are.
June 4, 2013

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June 4, 2013

As a former VFW National Home resident, I didn't truly realize the impact that was made in my life and how many opportunities were given to me at the National Home until much later in life. Now, as an adult in my forties, with two children of my own, I now realize the enormous impact the VFW National Home had made in my life. The VFW National Home had given me a second chance at a life that I would not have experienced otherwise. The National Home had instilled in me the moral values that would be the foundation for my life as a husband, parent, and societal member. These values had also set the tone for me joining the United States Marine Corps and serving my Country proudly, even though I had been provided with a scholarship by the National Home. The National Home had also provided me with many opportunities to experience the world that I would not have previously had. For instance, the National Home had organized cross-country bicycle trips for as many as ten members to embark on a journey that would build up our self-confidence, comraderie, and fitness level. Still to this day, I continue to cycle on a regular basis and had recently completed my first ever DALMAC bike tour of 400 miles over a four day period. I had also gone back to college to be the first of nine children to receive a Bachelor's Degree. I am now seeing these same values being instilled in my two children, passed on by my wife and I because we highly value our faith, family, respect, education, and service to country. The VFW National Home had planted these seeds early in life that now bare much fruit in my own life, the lives of my children, and theirs to come.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

July 18, 2012

Thank you so much to all who support the VFW National Home for Children! My two children and I received a tremendous amount of support and guidance from all of the kind-hearted professional staff at the Home. God bless you all who serve others in the numerous ways possible! Those such as my Grandparents who have fallen asleep in Our Lord rest in His Eternal Memory.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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I moved to the VFW National Home when I was 7 years old, from Ohio. My Grandfather was a WWII Veteran. My Sister, Brother and I came with our mother and were part of the single parent program for 3 years. Then one day my mother left us and we ended up in the residential program (the best thing that ever happened to me). Even though my mother couldn't get it together, the National Home didn't give up on the 3 of us.
I cannot say enough good things about the VFW National Home for Children. They gave me opportunities that I would have never been given. The staff there taught me how to be a good person, the importance of being a hard worker and doing my best no matter what. They taught me what it meant to be a family. They gave me a second chance. Not to say that everything was always peachy, but if it wasn't, it was usually due to my bad decisions at the time.
I graduated high school 10 years ago and left The National Home 9 years ago. I have been married to an amazing man for the last 7 years and last year gave birth to the light of our lives, a perfect baby boy. I know that without the guidance of the people in this organization, I would not be the person that I am today and am so thankful for all that they did for me!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

I grew up 'knowing' the VFW National Home but I was over 50 when I became 'aware' of just how much help they were to the children...when I chose to entrust my niece & nephew to the Home's care. I had guardianship for two years prior and realized that just my love was not enough. To help them grow, I needed to find a place that would safeguard them, where family could still be a part of their lives, where they could develop their potential, where they didn't feel they had to chose sides and could live without extra pressure; yet still be supported, nutured & loved. The VFW National Home has & continues to be all those things rolled into one. I loved them enough & trusted the Home enough to let them go...and we became even more connected as a family as when they were with me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Family togetherness

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Let more people know that the VFW National Home for Children can help families where ever they are.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the smiles on children's faces and hearing genuine laughter

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The finest kind.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing can be better than knowing your family is safe.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Being able to continue to provide the level of care without cutting staff or services or reducing the number served.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank God that the VFW & it's AUX continues this vital mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

I lived at the VFW National Home for Children with my four siblings from 1969-1977. This children's home was an excellent resource for our family. Our mother had deserted and our father was a disabled veteran. The campus is beautiful and the houses are spacious and I made many, many childhood friends. Some I still correspond with today. It was an excellent start for us in troubled times and we are lucky to have had this good start to launch us into adulthood. We are all fine citizens with jobs, some college under our belts and fine examples of what the right upbringing can do for a child. Plus, our strong belief in America, the flag and veterans overall remains in our lives today.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

living on the campus, experiencing the upbringing and education.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great start in living on my own as an adult.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, kind, loved children.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Maintain the beautiful cottages on campus to be around a lot longer to help families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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