Sun Lakes VFW Post 8053 Auxiliary needs you

Sandra Whittenberg

Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations, and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. We have nearly 470,000 members in more than 4,000 Auxiliaries nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.

Here are a few ways Auxiliary members across America served veterans, active-duty military and their families, and their communities in the 2015-2016 year:

Provided $4.4 million dollars in monetary aid to veterans, active-duty military and their families

Volunteered more than 875,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes

Made legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills affecting veterans and their families

Worked with 336,400 youth across America

Distributed 292,781 U.S. flags

Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:

Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National and at least 16 years old. Those eligible are: husband/wife – widower/widow – father/mother – grandfather/grandmother – son/daughter – grandson/granddaughter – brother/sister of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Other Benefits of VFW Auxiliary Membership: Develop New Skills – Network and Develops Friendships – Receive an Array of Military Benefits – The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to offer members access to one of the nation’s largest networks of money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry. Discounted policies for life, health, accident, long-term care and dental insurance, along with many other benefit plans. Access to discounts on products and services that are important to you – including local offers! Credit cards and certain financial services are available through USAA

Interested? Contact Janice Cournoyer, Auxiliary Senior Vice-President, at [email protected]