Hello and Welcome to VFW Post 280's Website
Have we got some exciting events and activities lined up for the next 15 months.
Every Non-Profit Organization functions for the pleasure of its members to serve the community in which it exists. The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established by veterans to help veterans.
Post 280 has a concept and philosophy not unlike other VFW Posts, but unlike many other organizations. Just as President John F. Kennedy once asked, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". Our post is made up of around 800 members many of which are World War II Veterans and unable to make a presence within the community. However, the members that are healthy enough and with the time available will be making our presense known over the course of the next 15 months and we would love to be of service to you.
We are looking for 1000 citizens to pledge $8.00 per month for a term of 1 year (Nov to Nov). These funds will be used to maintain our facility and to increase our Community Outreach Programs.
Community Outreach Programs are essential for our community. The 22 club started to bring awareness to the horrible reality that 22 veterans a day commit suicide. We are losing are great resource.
Our Beloved Buddy Poppy Drive will be held this November 7, 8, and 9 of 2014. The poppies are all made by disabled veterans and we give them away to anyone who will take them. We gladly receive donations any amount is greatly appreciated. These funds are special because all of the monies collected will remain right here in our Community and provide assistance to our veterans, their families, and those blessed Gold Star Families.
Additional events on the horizon which may be of interest to you.
January25th will be a Chilli Cook Off. Open to the public.
February1st Super Bowl Sunday. Come on down, watch the game and enjoy a good old fashioned Fish Fry.
AprilWild Game Dinner.
May9th Veterans Memorial First Annual Golf Tournament. A.L. Gustin Golf Course. $100.00 per player/$400.00 per team. looking for 20 sponsors at $100.00 per sponsorship. Will permit purchasing of 2 mulligans per player. Hoping to have 2 hole in one events for vehicles from our good friends at Bob McCosh Cheverolet.
AugustKansas City Bar-B-Que Society Sanctioned Bar-B-Que Competition. Upto 50 teams $185.00 per team.
As you can see the events are various, the causes are important, and your involvment will be greatly appreciated. Keep checking with the Post website and facebook page so that you can be informed and find an event you like best.