January 2017

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VFW National Home for Children

Families are welcomed to our small-town community where they may live for up to 4 years. They work to identify what they need and want to accomplish, during which time they are provided: 

Housing A single family home in our community for up to four years with no cost. More...

Education Tutoring, classes, secondary financial assistance and more to help
accomplish goals. More...

Daycare Licensed childcare while at work, school or for respite. More...

Basic Needs Food, health care and clothing, if needed.

Recreation Opportunities to help with becoming whole and healthy. More... 

If you want to see if coming to the National Home will help resolve whatever you are going through, call us today at 800-313-4200.

Case Management

A caring professional dedicated to providing the expertise, compassion, support and guidance needed for the family to succeed. More...

Military and Veteran Family Helpline

A free service that offers information, creates connections and gives hope to struggling military and veteran families. Call 800-313-4200 to speak with one of our experienced problem-solvers who care deeply about veterans and their families. More... 

In accepting families to our program, we ask only one thing of them: They must be committed to making changes in their lives. To remain at the National Home, they are expected to demonstrate consistent progress toward family goals. Together, in partnership with the whole family, we are dedicated to helping each family reach its full potential.

 From the Chaplain’s Pen …………………………………………………….Chaplain Al Lowe

Welcome to 2017. I hesitate to say finally, but finally 2016 is in the past. We experienced one of the more disgusting Presidential elections in history. May be the 1828 election of Andrew Jackson was worse in that his wife suffered and died from a heart attack shortly after he won the election and before he took the oath of office. And for those who wanted Hillary, maybe next time; and for those wanting Trump, after January 20, he is at the wheel. But to see and hear so many people voice hate and contempt on one another makes me wonder how many of those professing to be Christians are actually believers?

And the escapades of the buying and giving are now long ahead of us, not simply recent memories.  There were record numbers of people trying to feed and give presents to so many.  “Black Friday” and “Digital Monday” were big financial successes’, which we now must pay!  But we must also remember, many continue living on the street, under bridges, in poorly heated shacks.  We are still responsible to our Veterans. 

So here we are in 2017. Time to make those “resolutions” we probably will not keep. But this year, I think it is time, and deserves our efforts to make some serious resolutions which we have full intentions of keeping.  Consider these:

1.  Being a part of the VFW outreach to veterans.                                                                           

2.  Being active in the VFW community, especially in those measures having effect on Veterans.

3.  Reaching out to the Veterans, taking care of one another.   

And there are so many more opportunities available to us.                                                     Thanks for all you do; and thanks again for all you will do.                                                           

I pray you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!



Al Lowe


Bible Verse Of The Month

Isaiah 45, Verse 2

"I will go before thee, and make the 

crooked places straight: I will break

in pieces the gate of brass, and cut in

sunder the bars of iron."


Prayer List

Ray (Deacon) Wells

Dan Christman

Daryl Stapper and Family



To See Post Calendar for January 2017 - Click Here

Continue to be respectful to all.  This is our Post and many have worked long and hard to ensure the enjoyment of all.  Continue to help and take care of the Canteen workers and show your Generosity to them.   Follow the rules and enforce them for the betterment of all. Thanks for the article on the next page. Please put your articles in the RED folder in the Canteen and I will pick them up weekly. This month's article is out of the VA Newsletter and a letter from a member.

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