Dec 2, 2020
Chartered in 1899, the VFW is
the oldest and most-experienced non-profit veterans service
organization in the United States. Many people believe the VFW
organization is funded by the Federal Government, but this is a
common misconception. One of the ways the VFW offers the most
comprehensive services to veterans is by collaborating with other
veteran service organizations and maintaining good relationships
with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Donations from individuals and
corporate sponsorships are vital to our providing veterans with the
grants and services they require. Please make your charitable
donation to the VFW this holiday season.
During this episode of The VFW
Podcast, Host Terrence Hayes chats with VFW Adjutant General Kevin
Jones who speaks about the importance of giving during the holiday
season and how the VFW utilizes the charitable dollars to help
veterans, service members, and military families. And, VA Senior
Advisor and Director of Community Engagement, Anthony Love talks
about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to lower veteran
homelessness nationwide. Then, Student Veterans of America
President and CEO, Jared Lyon discusses the organization’s
priorities and how student veterans can get involved in SVA on
campuses and virtually.
VFW Adjutant General, Kevin Jones —
- During COVID-19, Kevin is proud of the work his
organization has done for meeting objectives while telecommuting.
the VFW chose a podcast as a new communication tool.
- Donations are important. The VFW does not
receive any assistance or aid from the Federal Government.
explains what sets the VFW apart from other veterans service
to make a donation that will directly impact the lives of veterans.
VA Senior Advisor and Director of Community Engagement,
Anthony Love —
- Anthony describes the varied definition of
homelessness and shares what the American people can do to combat
veteran homelessness right now. [19:04]
veterans or friends of veterans can take if a veteran is in
immediate need of housing. [22:39]
- Anthony describes the role of the Department of
Veterans Affairs in preventing and ending veterans’ homelessness.
the pandemic has changed the game when it comes to combating
veteran homelessness. [26:54]
- Resources to discover more about how the VA
administration assists veterans. [30:18]
Student Veterans of America President & CEO, Jared
explains the mission of Student Veterans of America.
veterans can connect and become involved with the Student Veterans
of America on college campuses. [34:50]
2016, research has driven the policy and advocacy of the SVA.
describes the tightly woven relationship between the SVA and the
For more information or continue the conversation,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Website
VFW Podcast Page
@VFWHQ on Twitter
VFW on Facebook
VFW Unmet Needs Program
Text “NEEDS” to 20222 to donate
to the Unmet Needs Program
National Call Center for
Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838