The VFW National Home for Children would like to thank long-time National Home Chairman, Bill D’Appollonio, Veteran and Family Support Chairman Cheryl Costello-Pelkey, Buddy Poppy/National Home Chairman Claudette Sirois and the entire VFW Department of Connecticut and its’ Auxiliary for providing the funds for a much needed 15 passenger shuttle.
Thanks to Connecticut’s support, the National Home was able to purchase an electric shuttle that will be used for tours of the National Home’s campus in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The National Home hosts many visitors every year, individuals and groups that are interested in learning about the life changing program offered. The shuttle provides a quiet and safe way to transport visitors around our 80-acre neighborhood.
Thanks again to our friends from the VFW Department of Connecticut and its' Auxiliary!
We would like to thank the 2018-2019 California Auxiliary President, Ellie Mello, for choosing the National Home Safety and Security Fund as her 2018-2019 Department President’s Special Project!
She accomplished this with the help of Marla Smith, her Program Chair, and her generous Department members.
President Mello was able to raise an impressive $24,748.32 throughout the year!
Thanks to the VFW Department of California Auxiliary’s support, the National Home can continue to provide military and veteran families with a safe haven and nurturing community to rebuild their lives.
In fact, the Department’s contribution to the Safety & Security Fund will go a long way toward keeping the children and families safe, as it helped the National Home defray the costs of upgrading an urgently-needed Emergency Communications System for their community in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
The upgrades included a campus-wide Emergency Communication System that consists of a notification system for the campus...