Veterans and Family Support - This program includes assistance to veterans who are not in
hospitals or nursing homes, and to Military families. It includes financial assistance, bringing
meals to shut-ins, and providing support during times of illness and bereavement. It can involve
driving people to the doctor's office or to church, mowing their lawn, helping with shopping, or
any type of assistance. It also includes support for the Military, such as funding or donating to
the National Military Services fund, adopting a Unit, or providing assistance to Military families
1. Most Outstanding Support of Families of Veterans.
• Citation to every Auxiliary that supports families of veterans. Entry form (required) available at
www.vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries are to send entry form to their Department Chairman by March 31, 2020. Department Chairmen are to send entry form to National Headquarters by April 30, 2020. Citations will be mailed directly to Auxiliaries.
• Citation and $50 to one Auxiliary in the nation for the most outstanding support of families of veterans.
Department Veterans & Family Support Chairmen are to send one entry and the corresponding entry form to the National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador by April 30, 2020 for judging. The National winner will be announced at the 2020 National Convention in Reno, Nevada.
AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN
1. Citation to each Department Chairman for participation in this Program.
2. Serving Our Veterans with Aloha Keepsake to one Department in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of an event and/or program that advocates for veterans.
3. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 3 and for the promotion of Program Goals on Page 51. of the National Program book.
• VFW National Home for Children - This home, located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is the
home of approximately 100 families of veterans who need a place to stay and rebuild their
lives. The children attend local schools, while the parents are taught to be self sufficient.