VETERANS AND FAMILY SUPPORT

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


Veterans and Family Support Reporting Guide 2019-20
 
PROGRAM GOALS
  • VFW National Veterans Service
  • VFW Veterans and Military Support Program
  • Assisting Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members and Their Families

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UnMet Need Criteria

 • 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. 

AWARDS FOR AUXILIARIES
1. Most outstanding activity to increase awareness of food insecurity among military service personnel and their families. • Citation to every Auxiliary that promotes awareness of food insecurity among military service personnel and their families. Criteria and entry form (required) available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries are to send entry form to their Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman by March 31, 2021. The Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman must send a copy of all submitted entry forms to National Headquarters by April 30, 2021. Citations will be mailed directly to participating Auxiliaries from National Headquarters. • Citation and $25 to one Auxiliary in each of the four Conferences with the most outstanding promotion to increase awareness of food insecurity among military service personnel and their families. 2. Most outstanding event or activity that supports veteran and military caregivers. • Citation to every Auxiliary that hosts an event or participates in an activity that supports veteran and military caregivers. Criteria and entry form (required) available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries are to send entry form to their Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman by March 31, 2021. The Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman must send a copy of all submitted entry forms to National Headquarters by April 30, 2021. Citations will be mailed directly to participating Auxiliaries from National Headquarters. • Citation and $25 to one Auxiliary in each of the four Conferences with the most outstanding event or activity that supports veteran and military caregivers. AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN 1. Citation to each Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman for participation in this Program. 2. $25 VFW Store Gift Certificate to one Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of Stars, Stripes and Support: Combating Food Insecurity Among Our Nation’s Military Service Personnel and Their Families. 3. $25 VFW Store Gift Certificate to one Department Veterans & Family Support Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of support for veteran and military caregivers. 4. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 5 and for the promotion of Program Goals on Page 58. 




Veterans and Family Support Resource Card