On Thursday, August 27, 2020, a devastating Category 4 Hurricane made landfall in Cameron, LA. The destruction from this hurricane is unbelievable. We are working diligently to get Disaster Relief out to our members and their families that have been affected by this tragedy.
On Friday, August 28, 2020, a letter was sent to our National Commander requesting Disaster Relief Funds from National to assist our members affected by this Natural Disaster. CiC Hal Roesch will be in the area the weekend of September 4th-6th to tour and meet with our members to access the damage and assist where we can.
Our Departments Disaster Relief Fund as of Friday was at $9360.00. We have around 3,700 members in the Districts that were affected by Hurricane Laura. If any of our Post would like to donate to our Disaster Relief fund they may do so by sending a Check to Department Headquarters (10185 Mammoth Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70814). Be sure the check is made payable to VFW Department of LA and earmarked for Disaster Relief. We appreciate any donations received as they will go towards helping our Members in Disaster Declared Areas anyway that we can.
If you are a member of our Department that has been affected by Hurricane Laura, you may apply for Disaster Relief by filling out the application below:
*Mail completed form to 10185 Mammoth Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70814
*Email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org