The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post #4278 and their Ladies Auxiliary is having a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Camas Community Center on October 12th, 2013 starting at 5:30PM. The proceeds of this dinner auction will help fund the Post Veterans Relief Fund as well as our Youth Essay Program. The Veterans Relief Fund helps any local Veteran or active service member who is in need. The Youth Essay program is a nation-wide program available in all local schools from 3rd through 12th grade and is sponsored by local VFW Posts. Students write on patriotic issues and compete with other students locally, at the state level, and nationally for recognition, cash awards, and scholarships. If you are interested in attending this event, please, call Judy Graves at (360)835-8215 for tickets.
John Butler said, “as VFW members, we are being counted and represented as Veterans who served our country for freedom at home and throughout the world during times of conflict or war. The VFW, both locally and nationally, speaks out on behalf of Veterans, for freedom and Veteran support issues. All members have direct input through the Post. We make contributions to our local community. As members we strengthen and serve the local community. Members of our Post and Auxiliary work in the local community to support local Veterans and work on community projects. Among other things, members take Veterans and seniors to doctor’s appointments, help at the local VA Hospital, and participate in local community events. Financially the Post Veterans Relief Program serves Veterans in need in the local community. Our Youth Essay Program is a local, state, and national program open to all 3rd through 12th grades that promotes patriotism with recognition, awards, and scholarships. Our Post & Auxiliary Youth Essay Program is open to all schools in Camas, Washougal, and Skamania County.”
The VFW Post 4278 has obtained its tax exempt status under a special veteran’s service organization provision, Section 501 (c) (19) with Federal ID #91-6057639.