At VFW Post 305, we're here supporting our troops day in and day out. Our members offer support to the military community in many different ways, whether that means helping military families get through long deployments or hosting send-off and welcome home events. The VFW knows how important troop support is because all of our members have been there.
Donations For Veterans
In addition to the "Unmet Needs Program" that the National VFW runs, VFW Post 305 provides assistance to local veterans and veterans organizations and is always trying to fulfill the VFW Motto of, "No One Does More For Veterans"
Some examples of this include:
· Assisting programs that help veterans find housing.
· Financial gifts to veterans in need.
· Training for service dogs for veterans with PTSD.
If you know of a veteran in need in our community, please contact us. It is our honor to serve those who have served. Please view our monthly newsletters and our Facebook page to see our current veteran's assistance projects.
Military Assistance Program (MAP)
Our Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the outstretched hand between the local VFW and military community, offering support around the world. Since 2005, MAP has sponsored events supporting over 2 million service members and their families.
A large part of MAP is the Adopt-a-Unit program, providing VFW Posts and their Auxiliaries the opportunity to adopt hundreds of military units around the world. Adopt-a-Unit's goal is to develop supportive relationships with units before, during and after deployments to help deliver the vast network of resources the VFW has available to the military.
VFW Post 305 in Eau Claire has adopted HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry located in Eau Claire.(A National Guard unit.)
Unmet Needs Program
We understand the challenges veterans, service members and military families can face and believe that experiencing financial difficulties should not be one of them. That's the premise behind the VFW's Unmet Needs program.
Unmet Needs is there to help America's military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required. To further ease the burden, we pay the creditor directly.
The needs of our veterans, service members and their families should never go unmet. Let us offer you a hand up when you need it!
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