Veterans and Military Support Chair ~ Roger Gowen Post 7968
• Military Assistance Program (MAP)
The link between the VFW and the military community has provided over 4,000 grants to VFW Departments and Posts for morale-boosting events since 2005, hosting more than 2 million military members and their families at these events.
More than 2,800 units and ships have been adopted through VFW Posts since 2007. VFW National Headquarters adopted the USS Cole in 2002.
• Care Packages
Posts across the country show their support of America’s military by collecting and distributing much-needed personal items for troops.
• VFW Unmet Needs
This program administers emergency financial grants to military families to help cover basic expenses like mortgage payments, childcare, food and more. Since 2004, more than 4,100 grants have been issued totaling $6.2 million.
• VFW "Sport
Enacted in 2013, this program offers direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are experiencing problems accessing their VA benefits.
Introduced in 1996, this program connects active-duty personnel and hospitalized veterans with family members through free phone time and VFW "Free Call Days.” Operation Uplink has provided over 7.6 million free connections through FCDs since 2006.