Officers from the Stanley E. Banks Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10003 in Carmel Indiana are making the annual pilgrimage to Eaton Rapids Michigan to visit the home during Indiana Day.
During this visit, the officers will tour the National home, learn more about the mission of the National Home and hear the success stories from the families that have been helped over the years.
During this visit, the Post will be presenting two checks totaling $4,500.00! This is a record donation for the post thanks to the outstanding efforts of our Golf Committee Chairman and Post Surgeon Mike Slabaugh.
The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times.
It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war -- mothers and children, brothers and sisters -- could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home.
Today's 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.