DEPT FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

VFW Department of Michigan Council of Administration has approved a series of fundraising projects for Post and personal donations. These donations will count as credit for All-State points for your VFW Post.

Note: Donations sent to Department will not immediately appear on the online donations report as we cannot easily add additional categories of donations to be tracked on that report. A record of all donations will be made and provided by the Quartermaster to the Department All State Chairman for the purpose of the program receiving donations.

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Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial

 

VFW Department of Michigan is encouraging VFW Posts and members to support the completion of construction of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial in Royal Oak, MI.  While the Department has made some contribution to this project in the past, this would be the first organized effort for the Department to participate as a supporter of this long over due project to honor Michigan’s World War II veterans.

The goal of the project is to provide permanent memorial that will provide a year-round multipurpose destination telling Michigan's unique story.  Also, the memorial will be a resource for educational programs, events, veteran outreach and resources in keeping with our mission.


To Donate: Posts can mail a donation check directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "World War II Memorial.” These funds will be collected and delivered to the Memorial Committee at a time selected by the State Commander. Donations sent to department can be addressed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

 

OR donations can be sent directly to the the memorial and mailed to Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial PO Box 237 Royal Oak, MI 48068. Proof of your direct donation must be submitted to Department for All State Program record keeping. 

Read Department Commander Ray Lopez message regarding this fundraising project here.


 

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Cancer - Commander's Special Project

VFW Department of Michigan Commander Ray Lopez has chosen the organization’s cancer program as

his special project for his year of leadership. Donations will be collected and presented to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for cancer research. Read more about this long-standing partnership and this year's fundraising initiative here.

 

To Donate: Posts and members can donate to this project online by using the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page. You can select the Commander's Special Project (Cancer) as the delivery method through PayPal.

 

OR donations can be sent mail directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "Cancer Program.” Physical donations can be mailed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.


 

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Michigan Civil War Flag Preservation - Ionia
 

The Ionia County Courthouse in Michigan is home to the battle flag of the 21st Infantry Regiment from the Civil War, made up of volunteer forces from 18 counties in Michigan.

 

This silk flag was hand-embroidered and gifted by the "ladies of Ionia." It

played a crucial role in the Union's victory during Sherman's march through Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina. The flag's return to its originators on July 4th, 1865, was a momentous occasion for the regiment, which suffered heavy casualties during the war. Since then, the flag has been on display at the Ionia courthouse for over 160 years, bearing witness to the past.
 

However, the flag now requires restoration and conservation to ensure that it continues to be a symbol of history for future generations in Ionia County. We are seeking a coalition of individuals who share a deep appreciation of history to contribute towards our fundraising goal of $50,000. This will enable us to restore and preserve this unique battle flag and place it in a state-of-the-art display case to protect it from further damage, saving it from being tucked away in a closet at the Michigan History Museum in Lansing.


We invite you to join us in our pursuit to honor and preserve this symbol of the past. Every contribution, no matter how small, will make a difference in our efforts to preserve this piece of history. Thank you for your support.

 

To Donate: You can donate online on the Go Fund Me page, or mail in a check to the Ionia VFW David A. Huhn Post 12082, earmarked "Civil War Flag." The address is 375 Apple Tree Dr., Ionia, MI 48846

 Photo above was taken by Matthew Dae Smith with the Lansing State Journal
 
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National Desert Storm Memorial 

 

The Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial is a new national monument to be built at the National Mall in Washington D.C. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on July 14, 2022, with the goal of project completion and dedication in 2025.


National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act - Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those who, as members of the Armed Forces, served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.

 

 

To Donate: Posts and members can donate to this project online by using the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page. You can select the National Desert Storm Memorial as the delivery method through PayPal.

 

OR donations can be sent mail directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "National Desert Storm Memorial.” Physical donations can be mailed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

 

OR donations can be sent directly to the the memorial online or mailed to National Desert Storm Memorial at 1101 Connecticut Ave NW, #450, Washington, DC 20036. Proof of your direct donation must be submitted to Department for All State Program record keeping. 


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Hawaii Disaster Relief 

 

VFW Department of Hawaii has been active in their community following the devastating Maui wildfire in August. VFW National is collecting disaster relief donations to support Departments and Posts in disaster areas who are helping their communities recover.

 

To Donate: Posts and members can mail their donation directly to VFW National. Checks should be made out to VFW Disaster Relief. If your donation is intended for Hawaii disaster relief specifically, earmark your check as "Hawaii Disaster Relief."

Check donations can be mailed to VFW National Headquarters Attn: Quartermaster 406 W 34th St, Kansas City, MO 64111