The W. Carl Reed Post is located at:
1121 Gamble Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4284 Little Rock, Arkansas 72214-4284
(501) 225-9849 Canteen. (501) 224-8037 Office. (501) 224-8037 FAX.
|Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #9095|
|1121 Gamble Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211|
Auxiliary Post #9095
Officers for for 1999-2000
|Sr. Vice President||Patsy Parker|
|Jr. Vice President||Mary Ann Garner|
|Patriotic Instructor||Jean Hampton|
|Trustee #1||Deltine Craig|
|Trustee #2||Ruth Flannery|
|Trustee #3||Versie Burch|
"Our theme, Catch the Spirit", reflects
our members' enthusiasm for our organization and its goals. Whether it is a lonely
hospitalized veteran in need of a smile, a group of young girls in need of guidance, or a
community with a special need, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW members will volunteer to
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars shines as an example of unselfish giving. The Auxiliary has more than 744,818 members who exemplify the spirit of patriotism by assisting veterans and other Americans in numerous ways. Today, the Auxiliary conducts stand-downs, provide necessities to homeless veterans, support cancer research, provide scholarships to students, promote our patriotic heritage and conduct an annual ceremony at the Statue of Liberty. These ladies come from all walks of life. These members work with hundreds of volunteer programs, donate many thousands of hours to their communities and to veterans, and raise millions of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
The Auxiliary, organized in 1915 to assist the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has 6,727 auxiliary chapters in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Germany. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to VFW. Like the VFW, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community. The Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. It is solidly behind America today as it was when it was founded.
Patriotism is a personal commitment for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary members. We place great importance on community involvement and responsible citizenship.
The Auxiliary has conceived and implemented hundreds of programs for veterans, their families, young people and the community at large. Many programs have been expanded and now are commonly accepted institutions within the community and nation. So deeply ingrained are such programs that the subtle guiding hand of the Auxiliary is often not recognized.
Few people realize that:
The Auxiliary and the VFW are often centers for community and civic activities in mid-America, and provide a focal point for citizens' involvement.
The Auxiliary raises more than $3 million annually to fund grants for cancer-stricken members; fellowships, grants and donations for continued cancer research.
About 160,000 volunteers served 2.7 million hours in VA medical centers, nursing homes and other hospitals in 1997. Additionally, members volunteer 1.3 million hours in other bake sales and community programs, donating $6.5 million.
Auxiliaries provide more that $10 million in assistance to non-hospitalized veterans with specials needs in areas of utility bills, childcare, food and transportation. Wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, (who have performed the duties of parent), grandmothers, sisters, half-sisters, foster and stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen), daughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age of sixteen) and for whom the duties of parent were performed), and granddaughters of these eligible veterans are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than sixteen years old. Women eligible for membership in the VFW may hold dual membership in the Ladies Auxiliary.
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