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VFW Auxiliary Announces Annual Membership Drive

Covington, VA (Feb. 17, 2024) - VFW Auxiliary to Curtis A Smith Post 1033 is seeking patriotic men and women to join them making a difference in the lives of Covington veterans, service members and their families.

The Auxiliary is hosting an information session on March 16, 2024, for men and women who want to learn more about the organization and its work in our community.

“TheAuxiliary provides members an opportunity to honor and give back to all who have served, and who are serving, this great nation. It's our chance to say “thank you” to them for their sacrifice," said Auxiliary President Marian Paxton.

The information session will take place at The Discovery Center at 3:00 p.m. at 227 North Maple Avenue in Covington. "We will be having a tea. We encourage those interested in learning more about the VFW Auxiliary to come and learn how they can help make an impact on the lives of veterans in Covington," she continued.

The VFW Auxiliary's tagline is “Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes” and for more than 100 years, we have been supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide. During the last two years Auxiliary members:

• Provided $9.6 million dollars in goods and services to veterans, service members and their families

• Volunteered more than 665,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes

• Made nearly 200,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills

• Distributed more than 600,000 American Flags.

• Sent thousands of holiday cards, Veterans Day, Christmas and Valentines for Veterans

To learn more about the information session, the Auxiliary or its service projects, contact Marian Paxton at 843-653-6098 or marianpaxton@gmail.com.

"The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation's oldest veterans' organizations and our members are relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. We have nearly 470,000 members representing all 50 states who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military personnel and their families," Paxton noted.

Who can join? Husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, grandmother, daughter, sister, mother and wife.

"We are a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW to pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top 10 providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation's youth. With more than 360,000 Auxiliaries, there is likely one in your area working to improve the lives of America's uncommon heroes. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.

Please come out March 16th at 3:00 p.m. to enjoy the tea and me"et some of our Auxiliary members.

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