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Donor Spotlight: Robert Johnson

A proud Army veteran, Robert Johnson has been cooking up support for the VFW National Home for Children for years now. Robert joined the Army at age 16 during the Korean War and was enlisted for two years. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant during that time. When Robert was up for re-enlistment, he joined the Air Force where he resumed his rank of staff sergeant and served for 12 years. For eight of those years, Robert was a personal cook for a three-star general. Robert visited the National Home for the first time in 2015 and immediately fell in love with our cause and our campus. That was when he decided to put his cooking skills into action for a good cause. Upon his return to Harrison

The National Home Presents: Jeri Martinez

Almost 19 years ago, in May of 2000, Jeri Martinez joined the VFW National Home for Children team. She remembers being nervous to start her new adventure here but also guilty as she had three small ones at home! When she first started, Jeri worked part-time to help update the National Home’s donor database. She soon made herself indispensable and was offered a full-time position. Since she began working at the National Home, the program has broadened to include the assistance of all veterans nationwide through the Helpline, and the on-campus program has expanded to include children living with one or two parents. “I was very happy when we started accepting two parent families.” She said. “

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