Our Post needs your assistance in reporting all of the community service activities in which our members have been involved each month.
When you attend the meeting, record these activities on the sheet provided at the Guard’s desk.
If you cannot attend, list activities in which you were involved in an email to Post Surgeon Charlie Gaull. This information is submitted to the VFW Department of Washington and to national headquarters and is needed to justify the non-profit status we have been granted.
Be sure to include the number of hours in which you were engaged in the activity, any mileage incurred, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Examples of community service activities that qualify include:
- Involvement in organizing a blood drive and/or donating blood
- Involvement in a recycling program
- Picking up trash along streets
- Volunteer work with organizations (schools, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, museums, and/ or other charitable service organizations)
- Delivering donations to organizations
- Volunteer time to assist in planning and conducting Veterans programs/parades/events
- Transporting veterans for doctor’s appointments/VA hospital
- Visiting disabled or housebound veterans to provide companionship
- Involvement in fund raising efforts for local organizations
- Donation of toys, funds, and assistance to those in need
- Any donation of time and/or funds to churches and schools
- Any activities that promote Americanism (flag flying, donations of flags, participating in parades, public ceremonies, flag raising ceremonies, placing flags on Veterans’ graves, guest speaking engagements, and so forth)
- Involvement in community safety programs
This list is by no means all inclusive.