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
Buddy Poppy - Since 1918, this small red flower, inspired by the poem In Flanders Field
has been adopted by veterans’ organizations around the world as reminder of what our
veterans have sacrificed. Donations raised from the distribution of these flowers are used
solely for the purpose of helping veterans in need.
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.