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VFW Auxiliary seeking support, members

SILVER CREEK — As a non-profit organization, the VFW Auxiliary to Post 6472 relies on the support of its membership to help veterans, service members, and their families lead a better life in our community. Those who support the VFW Auxiliary as members are actively participating in the effort to honor, support, and remember our veterans, service members, and their families.

The VFW Auxiliary is seeking patriotic men and women to join them in making a difference in the lives of Silver Creek area veterans, service members, and their families. “The Auxiliary provides members an opportunity to honor and give back to all who have served, and who are serving, this great nation. It’s our chance to say ‘thank you’ to them for their sacrifice,” said Auxiliary President, Deanna Borrello.

Some of the personal benefits and services include: veteran and military support; friendships; personal fulfillment; networking; personal growth and development; financial services; insurance benefits; discount shopping.

The VFW Auxiliary’s tagline is “Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes” and for more than 100 years, we have been supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans and their families, service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.

During the 2019-20 program years, auxiliary members: provided $5.2 million in aid to veterans, service members and their families; volunteered more than 475,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes; made nearly 110,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills; awarded $150,000 in scholarships; worked with more than 160,000 youth; distributed nearly 425,000 American flags.

To learn more about the Auxiliary or its service projects, contact Borrello at 934-2410 or Teri Anderson at 951-7413 or visit the group online at https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekVFWAux.

The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. We have nearly 470,000 members representing all 50 states that volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel, and their families.

It is a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. It is one of the top 10 providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. It also provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.

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