From beautifying war memorials to donating thousands of dollars and hours, we orchestrate special projects promoting the common good.

Officers of the VFW New Haven receive the 2017 All-State Award from Department of Connecticut Commander John Schmidt.

VFW New Haven Value for Fellow Veterans and the Elm City

The VFW New Haven was chartered on June 11, 2015. Because of generous contributions and Buddy Poppy distributions, we have been able to donate more than $25,785.08 to veterans and veteran-related causes within our community since 2015.

2020 (July 1, 2020):

  • Supported Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony (COVID-19)
  • First Responder Free Dinner from the Regal Beagle, $100
  • Buddy Check phone calls to veterans during pandemic shutdown

2019:

  • $5,648.36 and 600+ soccer balls collected for 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $283.00 (Buddy Poppy, State Commander’s Project , National Home for Children, VMS, local veterans in need)
  • Awarded Veterans & Military Support Programs Certificate of Recognition 2019
  • $300.00 donated to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  • $256.00 donated to Army Historical Foundation
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits

2018:

  • $2500 and 500+ soccer balls collected for 2018 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $466.65 (Buddy Poppy, State Commander’s Project , National Home for Children Memorials, VMS, local veterans in need)
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection
  • Awarded Veterans & Military Support Programs Certificate of Recognition 2018

2017:

  • $5055.00 and 1200 soccer balls collected for 2017 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $1349.23 (Buddy Poppy, State Commander’s Project , National Home for Children, Memorials, VMS, local veterans in need)
  • $200 Friends of Fischer House Bear fundraiser
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection

2016:

  • $5028.00 and 200+ soccer balls collected for 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $518.84 donated to VFW programs (Buddy Poppy, State Commander’s Project , National Home for Children Memorials, VMS, local veterans in need)
  • $50 Green Beret Foundation Fundraiser
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection
  • Drove Marine reservist to post for deployment

2015:

  • $4000.00 and 300+ soccer balls collected for 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $30.00 donated to VFW programs (State Commander’s Project , National Home for Children, VMS)
  • Donated items to Toys for Tots
  • Comrade in distress fall cleanup
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits