Speaking out on Capitol Hill for veterans and their families helps secure and protect promises made to our military and makes sure that those who sacrificed for our country are not forgotten. Your membership in the VFW and/or the VFW Auxiliary gives one more number to take before congress when we are fighting for veterans entitlements. It is time to give back to those who have fought so hard for our freedom, both in the past and in the present.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary members provide direct support to our deployed service personnel, U.S. veterans and their families. The Military Assistance Program (MAP) supports local Posts in sponsoring military units through care packages, hosting events and providing support to family members of deployed soldiers. Unmet Needs and Emergency Financial Assistance programs provide grants to families of deployed or recently returned service members who require immediate monetary help. MAP also offers Operation Uplink which connects service members and hospitalized veterans to their loved ones by providing free calling opportunities.
Members strive to assist veterans and their families by ensuring a suitable standard of living, through financial support, moral support or by simple acts of kindness. Members help with needs such as rent, child care, food, clothing, utilities, household goods and transportation. The Livingston-Delhi VFW and the VFW Auxiliary also send care packages to the troops who are deployed in foreign countries. If you have items to donate or you would like to make a donation to help wit the postage please use the contact page button to receive more information on where to drop off the items or where to mail your check.
Hospital & VAVS
Americanism activities include; donating American Flags to school and community groups, presenting certificates to those displaying the U.S. Flag and promoting patriotism in schools. Some of the Americanism programs we participate in are Memorial Day, 4th of July Ceremonies, POW/MIA Ceremonies, Flag Day and many more too numerous to mention.
The Livingston-Delhi VFW Post 8327 will accept your soiled or tattered flags (U.S., POW/MIA, California, etc.) for proper disposal on Flag Day (June 14th). We also have U.S., POW/MIA, Military Service and California flags for sale. For more information call Denis Wells at 209-852-9068 or 209-628-9196
National Military Servicees
Nationwide thousands of members volunteered over 800,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, nursing homes and other hospitals during the past year. In addition over 35,000 volunteers erved over 200,000 hours making homemade baked goods and other gifts for our hospitalized veterans. Over $5,000,000 was donated in these endeavors to help hospitalized veterans. National Outstanding Service Pins are available for volunteers who serve 150 to 25,000 hours and Outstanding Service Pins are available from the Department of California for as little as 10 volunteer hours.
Veterans and Military Support
Members around the county conduct hundreds of activities to benefit the community, like donating items to homeless shelters, conducting food drives, giving gifts to children's hospitals, aiding victims of abuse, and cleaning up parks, memorials and highways
Members also participate in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, Make-A-Difference Day and many other national volunteer programs.