YOUR Post Service Officers have taken up a new cause as part of the Post’s Obligation to Help our Community. YOUR Post Service Officers of VFW Post 10167 are asking for everyone’s help in creating a series of small backpacks that contain personal hygiene kits for adult males/adult females and children under 12 (male/female). YOUR Post Service Officers have purchased, at our own personal expense, 20 small backpacks with the intent of putting in basic products for military families that have experienced difficulty, VFW/Aux members that need help or are hospitalized or our homeless military veterans and finally, members of our community that have such need.
Such small things can make a difference to someone in need. We may be a small Post, but we CAN make a difference to that someone looking for help.
What YOUR Post Service Officers are asking for:
40 small pocket combs, new, still in package.
20 small hairbrushes, new, still in package.
20 larger hairbrushes, new, still in package.
40 travel sized toothpaste, new, still in package.
20 travel sized ladies deodorant, new, still in package.
20 travel sized men’s deodorant, new, still in package.
40 travel sized tooth brushes, preferably medium bristle, new, still in package
40 face cloths, new, still in package.
40 small hand towels, new, still in package.
40 bars of soap, preferably the type not heavily perfumed, new, still in package.
40 small hand mirrors, new, still in package.
20 travel sized shave cream, new, still in package.
40 disposable razors, new, still in package
Donations will be accepted of the above items, under the conditions stated, only. You may come by the Post and drop off items. If a Service Officer is not available, simply give it to the bartender on duty and let them know it’s for the Service Officers project. If you would prefer to donate cash or check – please make checks out to VFW Post 10167 Emergency Fund / Service Officers Project. Let the QM/Post Commander know what the cash donation is for. If none of the above are available, please tell the bartender what the donation is for!
YOUR Post Service Officers average monthly:
• 175+ phone calls on behalf of Post members/veterans/families using our own phones.
• 240+ volunteer hours in the Post with visits to homes and hospitals
• 15 incidents of transporting members/veterans/families without vehicles to doctor appointments / COVID vaccine shots using our own vehicles and fuel
• Writing 10 to 20 letters on behalf of members/veterans/families using our own computers, printers, paper, ink, etc.
• Assisting in filling out / Filing 25 forms on behalf of members/veterans/families
• Buy 3 to 8 meals for elderly veterans / homeless veterans
• Assist 3 widows in obtaining assistance in burial, etc for deceased members/veterans/families.
Additionally, YOUR Post Service Officers aid members/families of the American Legion and Am Vets next door.
YOUR Post Service Officers cannot receive direct compensation from anyone we assist for anything that we do on behalf of members/veterans/families.
However, If you think YOUR Post Service Officers are doing the right thing, then let YOUR Post Service Officers KNOW HOW YOU FEEL – step up and help YOUR VFW Post 10167 Emergency Fund with your financial donations.
There are roughly 400 VFW members and roughly the same number of Auxiliary members – if each member gave only $10 each, YOUR Post Emergency Fund could do even more.
If you are not comfortable donating the money to the Post Emergency Fund – give that $10 to the General Fund. All you have to do is tell the QM where you want the money to go.