VFW Post 8703 is giving local charities $20,000.00 for Christmas season. We sifted through over a hundred different charities in our Local Carlsbad, Artesia, Loving area. Special attention was given to finding well run charities and charities with specific needs. We went through the process of calling and verifying all charities before they were chosen to receive funds. The 156 Members of Post 8703 proposed their favorite or knowingly deserved organizations and a voted on consensus was met by members. If you are a combat veteran and not currently member of our post, we want your input and so does your community. VFW Post 8703 raised over $200,000 in 2015 and our charity work to our fellow veterans is done quietly. Our community at large outreach will now be made public to assure those who support us are as well served by the Combat veterans who are now home bettering those around them just as when they were deployed to foreign lands.
The VFW is a veterans first organization but it not a veterans only charity. For over a 100 years the pillars of your community have met monthly to safeguard those who need help the most. The VFW Post has less than 5% overhead 95 cents of every dollar goes where its needed most.
Our Post is happy to be helping the charities in our home towns.