The Department of Iowa VFW would appreciate any donations to help
veterans in the area and to support the scholarship
programs to the Scouts, The Voice of Democracy, and
Patriots Pen. Your donation would help us help
That old saying "Veterans Helping Veterans" goes
hand-in-hand with the VFW motto of Honoring the Dead
by Helping the Living. It also helps us with keeping
our promise that No One Does More For Veterans
stands true. Our VFW Post's main concern is for our
local Veterans and their families.
We visit hospitals and donate socks and sweats to
those veterans recovering from injuries received on
the front lines of war. We also visit retirement
homes and spend time with our elder heroes to show
them that they are not forgotten, important people
in our community. Our Post also supports our local
law enforcement and fire department agencies. Your
donation would go to help these activities. We
believe that the veteran gave on the front line, but
the Police and other first responder agencies
protect the home front.
The Post also donates funds to the National VFW Home
for Children in Michigan. Our individual members
donate out of their own pockets and the Post sends
in funds to help feed and clothe these children.
It doesn't stop there as the Ladies Auxiliary and
Men's Auxiliary help the Veterans and their families
with their activities. It takes a Village to raise a
child, but it takes the veterans to raise that child
with the freedoms that the veteran gives to us.
If you prefer to donate time with volunteering or to
get your moneys worth, stop at the Post during the
many community service events such as Steak Night,
the Community Dance, or fundraising events.
Hospital Fund - Purchase personal items
everything from toiletries to magazines for our
Youth Scholarship Programs - Voice of
Democracy and Patriot's Pen.
Military Service Programs - Military
Assistance (MAP), Unmet Needs and Operation Uplink.
Disaster Relief Fund - Assist our members
during a natural disaster.
National Home for the Children - funds are
used to support the children in our Iowa House at
the VFW National Home for the Children in Eaton
Please make your check or money order out to "VFW
State of Iowa" and send them to:
VFW State Headquarters
3601 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Make sure you write down in the memo portion of your
check, as to which program you are donating to. It's
not the amount you donate, just so you donate,
because every dollar is important to us.
Thank you for your support.
INFORMATION TO CONTRIBUTORS
Our Department of Iowa VFW is incorporated in the State of
Iowa as a
tax-exempt, non-profit veterans group operating as a
501 (C) (19) organization. Our elected officers,
appointed officers, committeemen, and all of our
other volunteers work and serve without pay or
financial incentive. One-hundred percent of all
contributed money is applied to further the work
described above, and/or for whatever other financial
or material needs or services that a veteran or his
or her family may have. Every single penny goes to
them. Our post does not engage in mass-mailings, nor
phone solicitation, nor does it employ professional
fund-raisers. Instead, we rely upon the good will of
our own members and of those who know of and support
our worth while local and national programs. Much of
our money, a very good-sized chunk of it, comes from
contributions from among our own post membership,
Auxiliaries, support members and from a number of
other local and outside individuals who all support
our goal of supporting OUR local veterans and their
families. All donations to the post fully qualify as
charitable contributions under the federal tax code
and Federal and State IRS rules. You will be given a
receipt for any and all money, equipment, materials,
etc that you may donate.
Please mail any donations to:
Department of Iowa VFW Donation
3601 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310