VFW Checkpoint
March/April 2021

Your Checkpoint newsletter has arrived!

We invite you to take this opportunity to see what other Posts around the world are doing to better their communities. Be sure to share the valuable information you get here with your fellow VFW members. In this issue of Checkpoint, the VFW Store is proud to offer a new line of merchandise for those #StillServing. In West Virginia, VFW Posts banded together to collect supplies for those affected by flooding in March. VFW’s National Chaplain offers tips on reducing stress. Read all this and more!

Be sure to let us know what you are doing in your community. We always are looking to promote the great efforts of VFW. Email jdyhouse@vfw.org your suggestion, and you just might see it in an upcoming issue of Checkpoint.



#StillServing Merchandise Now Available

The VFW Store is now offering #StillServing products after an increased demand. Members can visit www.vfwstore.org to view the complete line of merchandise.


West Virginia VFW Aids in Flood Relief Efforts

A network of VFW Posts from the Mountain State collected supplies and donations to ship to Department Headquarters in Charleston for distribution. These efforts were a result of a State of Emergency declared on March 4 by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

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Keys to Reducing Stress

VFW’s 2020-2021 National Chaplain writes of a variety of ways to reduce stress in an often stressful world. Being positive, learning to say ‘no,’ and treating yourself once in a while are just a few of the ways to cut back on stress.


Minnesota Post Finds a New Home After Fire

Only a year after a Post ravaged Post 1720 in Grand Rapids, Minn., members have a new place to call home. Post volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure the new home was ready to go last summer.
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New Jersey Post Partners with Blood Bank

VFW Post 4589 in Spotswood, N.J., has teamed up with the New York Blood Center in New York City to host blood drives three times a month. Members set up the Post for each blood drive and some contribute to the drives, which typically see between 120 and 130 donations.


Veterans Home Gets Boost Thanks to Maryland Post

VFW Post 8065 in Bowie, Md., donated $2,400 to the veterans home in nearby Charlotte Hall. The donation and accompanying plaque was made in memory of a Vietnam War vet and former Post commander who died in February 2020.

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Honor the VFW with a Gift in Your Will

When it comes to your will and estate plans, your loved ones should always come first. After your family has been taken care of, we ask you to evaluate the VFW’s place in your overall plans. If you’re interested in supporting the VFW and your fellow veterans with a gift in your will, please see vfw.org/plannedgiving or contact the VFW Planned Giving Office at 816.968.1119 or email plannedgiving@vfw.org.

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