The entire purpose of the VFW is to help veterans, and as a part of the organization I feel as though I need to do my part. I have helped a number of my fellow veterans in many different ways, and it always makes me feel good to give back. I feel like just because I myself am a veteran doesn’t mean that I can’t or shouldn’t give back to others who have sacrificed so much to defend our country.
I recently helped to build a veteran named Peter a house for him and his family. I worked with about twenty other people to build the house, and I am very proud of the work we did. Peter and his family were staying at a shelter before we constructed a new home for them. It was one of the prouder and more emotional moments of my life when I saw him and his family walk through the threshold of their new home after all the work had been done.
I also deliver food to disabled veterans in my area every other weekend. While it may seem like somewhat of a small thing, it still makes a huge difference to the people we are helping. I am always looking for new ways to be of assistance to my fellow veterans. Considering just how many former military members there are in need of help, I never have to look very hard to find a way to be of service to them.
With everything that the VFW and veterans I know personally have done to help me, I feel as though it is my responsibility to give back in any way I can. I have been truly moved by all of the help and support this organization and the people in it have given me since I joined. This is really a tight knit community of people who want to help each other as much as possible, and I’m very proud to be a part of it.