Working Towards a Brighter Future
The VFW knows how important community service is to America, with volunteerism benefiting education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects.
That’s why the VFW works closely with other national organizations, such as Boy Scouts of America, Citizen Corps, March of Dimes, and America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth, among others. USO provides VFW members with additional opportunities to volunteer in their communities and give back to our troops and their families.
Locally, our post members volunteer with countless organizations giving hours upon hours of their time. In 2019 members donated 8361 community service hours and expenditures of $15,451.85.
To just name a few we have VFW members that volunteer with the following organizations:
Meals on Wheels
Operation Ward 57
Haven (women veterans transitional housing)
Doylestown Borough fishing Derby for Disabled Veterans
Shamrock Reins (horse therapy for military and first responders)
Bucks County Veterans Transportation
Bucks County Housing Group/Bucks County Food Pantry (housing and meal assistance for needy veterans and families)
Delaware Valley Stand Down (meals, shelter, medical assistance for homeless veterans)
Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance http;//www.covvha.net/
Plumstead Township Shop With a Cop (pairing needy children with police officers to afford them a better Christmas)
Marine Corps Toys for Tots
Local Volunteer Fire Companies
VFW Adopt-a-Unit Program
Operation Santa - Bucks County
BUCKS COUNTY HOUSING GROUP/DOYLESTOWN FOOD PANTRY
Providing temporary housing and food assistance to needy Bucks County Residents
Doylestown Post 175 Veterans of Foreign Wars provides funding for supermarket gift cards to low income families of veterans and active duty service members. Pictured is Al Pelham with other Food Pantry volunteers.
Yoga and Meditation for Veterans
Veteran’s Meditation And Yoga. Mindful, trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation classes designed specifically for military veterans and active duty service members coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These unique classes are free and appropriate for all ages and levels of physical ability and experience.
VEMA Yoga classes are held in Doylestown, Visit Meghan's Foundation to learn more about VEMA Yoga and to find a class near you.
Kim Long Orphanage
The web site is www.st-paul-hue.com
Donations can be mailed to:
Kim Long Orphanage c/o Bob Staranowicz
5016 Sundance Ct
Doylestown, PA 18902
Since Vietnam is a Communist country, donations are not tax deductible.