The VFW has sent out the notice shown below. The VFW has a fund for disaster relief, the Auxiliary does not. However, it does not preclude Auxiliaries from donating. If any Auxiliary or individual would like to donate to help Hawaii with the devastation on Maui, please send to VFW National Headquarters. Do not mark 10th floor, so it will go directly to the VFW. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those affected by these fires.
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From: Dan West
Date: 8/12/23 7:25 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Devastating fires in Maui Hawaii
VFW Department of Hawaii Commander Ron Shadle has informed us that the devastation on Maui is significant and has affected thousands with a death toll of 67 this morning.
They are asking for financial assistance to bring relief supplies and aide to those members and their families affected.
To help donations go further and as we have done with past disasters we will match dollar for dollar up to $30,000.00 from the disaster relief fund that we receive earmarked for Hawaii Fires.
In order to track donations send your donation to National VFW 406 w. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 attn: QM General. Please specify Hawaii Fires.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by these fires.
Any questions please let me know.