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Where Does Our Relief Funds Go?

We raise a lot of money handing out Buddy Poppies. How do we spend it? Not a single penny goes to the Post or to overhead. Here’s this year’s budget:

Service Officer – $2,500
Special Olympics – $ 500
Scholarships – $4,000
Fallen Heroes Project – $2,250
Youth Programs – $1,000
Fisher Houses – $2,000
Teacher of the Year – $ 500
Santa’s Castle– JBLM – $1,000
Student Essays – $ 750
Chaplains’ Offices – $1,500
Veterans Homes – $2,000
Semper Fi Fund – $ 500
National Home for Children – $1,000
Wounded Warriors – $ 500
National Military Services – $1,000
CRISTA Camps – $1,000
USO – $1000
NW Battle Buddies – $ 500
Rainier Therapeutic Riding – $ 500
Wreaths Across America – $ 500
Misc./Contingency – $1,200

Traci Williams Speaks about NMS

Traci Williams Speaks about NMS

Traci William, Department and National Chair of the VFW’s National Military Services (NMS) spoke to us about its four major programs; Operation Uplink, Military Assistance Program, Unmet Needs, and the VFW “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” program. All of these programs are designed to help our current military members or recently discharged veterans. Our Post gives generously to this fund and Traci was kind enough to travel from her home in Maple Valley to speak to us. If you would like further information, please go the www.VFW.org where you can get in depth information on each of the programs.