"The VFW National Home assists military, veterans, and their families with children, by creating a foundation of services and resources to achieve their personal and family goals in order to move forward in a positive, safe and healthy environment.”
ABOUT THE VFW NATIONAL HOME
Born from the belief that America needs to care for the children and families of men and women who sacrificed for our country, the VFW National Home is a place of healing, support and refuge. It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their servicemember didn’t come home. Today’s families face different challenges — reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others — and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.
The origins of today’s VFW National Home can be traced to a 23-year-old woman named Amy Ross. In 1922, Ross made it her mission to help find jobs for the thousands of unemployed veterans in Detroit. News of Ross’ efforts
reached millionaire cattleman Corey Spencer, who gifted 472 acres of land near
Eaton Rapids, Michigan, to build on Ross’ vision of supporting veterans. On Jan. 7, 1925, the VFW
National Home was founded, helping to fulfill the VFW pledge to "honor the
dead by helping the living.” Later that spring, the Home welcomed its first
family in an old frame farmhouse, Mrs. Pollett and her six children. Pollett
had become suddenly widowed and lost her husband’s military pension.
Since its founding, the VFW
National Home has grown from an old frame farmhouse to a sprawling
campus with playgrounds; park areas; and multiple buildings, including
single-family homes, a community center and gymnasium, childcare facility,
guest lodge, chapel, and administrative offices. Over the years, the
National Home has evolved to meet the changing needs of America’s military and
veterans’ families. Through it all, one thing has remained constant: the
National Home’s commitment to honor our nation’s veterans and active-duty
military by providing help and hope for their children and families.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
THE VFW NATIONAL HOME visit http://www.vfwnationalhome.org or
To reach the Military and Veteran Helpline, call
800-313-4200 or e-mail email@example.com.
Any active VFW or Auxiliary member, or any unit
from those organizations can become an active (voting) member of the
corporation by purchasing a "LIFE MEMBERSHIP" in the VFW National
Home for $50.00. Life Memberships may also be given as gifts or purchased in the
name of a Post, Auxiliary or individual. These associate memberships may
likewise be purchased by or for organizations and people of good character;
however, associate members do not have National Home voting privileges. Each National Home Life
Member, whether active or associate, receives a pocket card and a certificate
attesting inclusion on the VFW National Home Life Membership Rolls.
Join the VFW National Home family! Become a Life Member or an Associate Life Member and create a lasting bond between yourself and the mission of the National Home.