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Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America

The purpose of the VFW is to speed rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans, assist veterans’ widows and orphans and the dependents of needy or disabled veterans, and promote Americanism by means of education in patriotism and by constructive service to local communities. The organization maintains both its legislative service and central office of its national rehabilitation service in Washington. The latter nationwide program serves disabled veterans of all wars, members and nonmembers alike, in matters of U.S. government compensation and pension claims, hospitalization, civil-service employment preference, and etc. Continue reading

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Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA)

The Armed Services YMCA is a military-focused nonprofit that provides value for every dollar donated. ASYMCA programs and services are offered at more than 200 locations from 34 branches in 18 states across the United States.

The Armed Services YMCA is proud of our fiscal responsibility, and the designation as a top-rated charity by CharityWatch and Charity Navigator. These consistently outstanding results are based on all the aspects that determine the value of a charity-fund raising expenses, administration, transparency of finances, good governance practices and other leading benchmarks of outstanding charities. Continue reading

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United States Daughters of 1812

The United States Daughters of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period. Continue reading

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The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. Continue reading