VFW National Home for Children

 

Educating members about the mission, purpose, and programs of the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. www.vfwnationalhome.org

 

VFW National Home For Children

To educate members about the mission, purpose, and programs of the VFW National Home for Children and to encourage continued support of this living memorial to those who served our country.

History

The VFW National Home for Children is the first continuous national program of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Founded in 1925, it owes its beginnings to a young woman named Amy Ross, whose efforts in the early 1920s on behalf of veterans came to the attention of Corey Spencer, a millionaire cattleman from Jackson, Michigan. In 1924, Spencer offered the Veterans of Foreign Wars 472 acres of land near Eaton Rapids for the purpose of providing a home for the spouses and children of deceased and disabled veterans.

For more information, go to: www.vfwnationalhome.org

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW supports a number of programs and facilities at the Home, and members all over the country donate money to further the maintenance of these buildings. That fund is called the Health & Happiness/Christmas Cheer Fund.