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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary

Aleethia’s “Friday Night Dinner” held on March 2, 2012 was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at The National Press Club.


VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard L. DeNoyer

Commander-in-Chief DeNoyer welcomed the injured service members and their families and spoke of the various VFW programs available for them. The VFW strives to provide each individual service member with the real support they need and deserve. The programs offered through VFW National Military Services (NMS), aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who are sacrificing so much to keep us free. He assured them that the VFW will be there to make sure “they receive the benefits owed them for all their sacrifices.” “We are there for you…through deployment and beyond…”

VFW Special Guest – “Sports Clips” CEO and founder, Gordon Logan attended the dinner.

“Sports Clips” is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offer veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Sport Clips is also the largest contributor to the VFW’s Operation Uplink program, having donated more than a million dollars to help U.S. service members connect with their loved ones through free call days.

Also, Burger King franchisee owner and VFW Foundation Board Member, Mike DeRosa made a special presentation to the Aleethia Foundation. John Sommer, Advisory Board Member of the Aleethia Foundation graciously accepted Mike DeRosa’s donation.

Since 2004, the VFW Unmet Needs Program has provided over $4.3 million in financial assistance to over 3,100 deserving military families. The program assists with basic life needs such as rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, medical expenses or food/basic assistance. Funds are available to all five branches of the military, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves. Assistance is awarded in the form of a grant, not a loan, so recipients are not required to repay it. The money is paid directly to the creditor, not to the individual.

Over 1,200 Burger King® Restaurants in 24 states have participated in the November Unmet Needs program since 2007. Burger King has donated $1.7 million dollars to the VFW Unmet Needs Program. “Burger King® Restaurants are proud to support America’s military families and we appreciate the support of all of our great customers in assisting those who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Mr. DeRosa.



VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President Gwendolyn Rankin and other members of the Ladies Auxiliary graciously distributed gift bags for the wives, mothers and caregivers and thanked them for all they have sacrificed. Female relatives of those who have served overseas share a strong and unique bond.


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