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We hosted a wonderful event to raise money for the VFW National Home. We want to extend a special thanks to CMDR Randy Deines, SVC Tom Kendra, Chaplain Tom Cole, President Carol Nelson, and especially Tonda Deveries. We are grateful for the excellent service provided by all of our volunteers. It was a great evening with delicious food, exciting raffles, and plenty of dancing, all in support of a fantastic cause.
The VFW National Home has its roots in the efforts of a 23-year-old woman named Amy Ross, who in 1922 set out to help unemployed veterans in Detroit find jobs. Corey Spencer, a wealthy cattleman, donated 472 acres of land near Eaton Rapids, Michigan to support Ross' vision. This led to the founding of the VFW National Home on January 7, 1925, with its initial residents being Mrs. Pollett and her six children, who had lost their husband's military pension due to his sudden passing. Since then, the VFW National Home has expanded significantly, now comprising playgrounds, park areas, various buildings including single-family homes, a community center, gymnasium, child care facility, guest lodge, chapel, and administrative offices.
Throughout its growth, the VFW National Home has consistently adapted to meet the changing needs of America’s military and veterans’ families, while remaining committed to its mission of supporting the children and families of our nation’s veterans and active-duty military personnel.

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