When you attend the Post meeting, record these activities on the sheet provided at the Guard’s desk.
If you cannot attend, list activities in which you were involved and send this information via email to Post Surgeon Charlie Gaull. This information is submitted to the VFW Department of Washington 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, mileage incurred, and any 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
- Involvement in youth activities (youth sports, Boy/Girl Scouting, Special Olympics, etc.)
- Mileage you incurred while involved in community service activities
We want to be able to recognize the contributions to the community of all of our comrades.