Become a VFW Partner in Patriotism, and you'll be providing the backbone
of support for VFW's programs that are saving veterans, service members
and their families every day.
Your monthly donation right now will help disabled veterans cut through
bureaucratic tape to get their VA benefits, help returning troops
transition to civilian life and help military families who can't make
about what your gift delivers. (Select
Monthly Giving at the Learn More link.
Why Give Monthly?
* The most efficient way to support America's veterans
* Stretches your donation further by keeping costs down
* Provides "at the ready" funds to handle emergencies and
growing program needs
* Every penny
goes to YOUR
Department of New York
Become a VFW
Partner in Patriotism and get this FREE Patriotic Tote Bag honoring your
steadfast commitment to veterans.
Again...Consider a monthly gift to stop the repeated mail requests.
Donations... and select Monthly giving.
DONATIONS DOWN FOR DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK
Currently the Department of New York is experiencing a dramatic
reduction in donations. Donations from calendars, cards, paper and
labels are down by 80%. That’s right
80% which is about a
$79,000 loss to our general budget. That is a significant
loss of revenues and puts us in a precarious position.
Many members don't realize the mailings they receive in the mail are
requests for donations for the Department of New York not National.
Even though the mailings come from Gunner Kent or the National Commander
in Chief 100% of the revenues received from these solicitations go to the
Department of New York, not National VFW. When the cards, labels
and calendar sales requests are automatically tossed into the trash the
Department of New York loses that much more strength and effectiveness
Some members have voiced their concerns about receiving so many mailings
requesting money especially after sending in several donations.
Unfortunately the system is automated and the computer program doesn't
record the giving it just sends out the mailings.
There is a way to eliminate these mailings...sign up for monthly
donations to be taken directly from your financial institution account
or credit card. That puts the members name into a database and
removes them from the monthly mailing list. Members should decide
how much they feel they can donate to the VFW, Department of New York
and set up a monthly amount that will accommodate that sum.
Sign onto WFW.ORG with your member login and select Contributions.
The link to the right will take you directly to that site.
Donations support all of our Veterans and community programs making the
VFW a visible and viable force for veterans.