National Veterans & Military Support (NVMS) promotes positive
awareness of the VFW through community involvement, communication tools,
and financial support to qualified military service members. With the
variety of support offered, three separate programs were developed under
the VFW National Veterans & Military Support department. These
programs are the Operation Uplink™, Military Assistance Program, and
Unmet Needs; all of which are funded solely by the generosity of donors.
Ohio Military Assistance Program (Ohio MAP)
VFW Military Assistance Program is working to give service members and
their families the help they need before, during and after deployment.
The program is conducted through local VFW channels to assist in
sponsoring numerous morale-boosting send-offs and homecomings. The
events—which often include free entertainment, food and other
festivities—are held at military bases across the nation, as well as
local VFW Posts.
large part of MAP is the Adopt-a-Unit program, providing VFW Posts and
the Auxiliaries the opportunity to adopt military units around the
world. Adopt-a-Unit's goal is to develop supportive relationships with
units before, during, and after deployments helping to deliver the vast
network of resources the VFW has available to the military. READ MORE...
Unmet Needs helps service members and their families who face
unexpected financial difficulties, often as a result of deployments or
other military related activity or injury. Military families can apply
for financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic like needs
in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required; to
further ease the burden, the creditor is paid directly. READ MORE...
Veteran Service Officers
VFW, Department of Ohio has 9 accredited Service Officers to assist any
veteran or their dependents obtain Federal or State benefits or
entitlements. They assist veterans seeking discharge upgrades, record
corrections, educational benefits, disability compensation, pension
eligibility and other veterans' needs. READ MORE...
VFW National Home
The VFW National Home for Children was founded in 1925 in Eaton Rapids,
Michigan as a place where families left behind by war could remain together,
keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home.
Today's military and veteran families face different challenges --
reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from
battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over
our decades-long history to meet those changing needs. READ MORE...