Revving Our Engines To Help Our Veterans
VFW Auxiliary 809
The Buddy Poppy ® is assembled by veterans in VA Hospital facilities as a form of therapy. The poppies then in turn drive awareness to the many sacrifices of our Nation's service members.
Buddy Poppy drives are no longer limited to the month of May. You can do a Buddy Poppy drive once a month!
The National Home for Children is located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
**"The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children will provide children, youth and families of veterans, active-duty military and members of the VFW and its Auxiliary opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so will serve as a living memorial to all veterans."
**It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war -- mothers and children, brothers and sisters -- could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman 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.