COMMUNITY SERVICE

VFW members and friends volunteer nearly 9 million hours to community

service annualy, not to mention the finaincial donations. This volunteerism

benefiting morale, education, the environment, health sciences and civic

projects within and outside the veterans community.

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GET

INVOLVED

It is preferred that you submit your Community Service Reports (CSR's) online.

This shortens your time in processing the CSR, no mailing or e-mailing or running down

to the VFW to deliver it...so much easier.

Online makes our job easier too. We now have a single source that allows us to keep a

'record chain' of the CSR's and further process them to the DPA.

GO

ONLINE

Or you can submit a paper CSR below

Click on the PDF icon, fill out

the CSR, email it -or- hand carry

it to the VFW office.

Either way you submit your Community

Service Report, it is requested that you complete one for for each Community

Service you've performed.

 

We encourage all our members and friends to submit your pictures and stories of your kind donations and events. You can submit them directly to us >HERE< 

Community Service has a lot of images that follow our events, Click any image to enlarge it.

STORY & IMAGE LIBRARY

Images follow many events.

All images are thumb-nailed,

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Links By Year

2017

 

Post members Jim Collins and Norme Smith represent the Post on another food drive

for needy Angelinos.

The late Joe Carsley celebrates Christmas

with youth of the Angeles area.

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2018

 

Chairman Bob Zaher and Cliff Wilsey provide a new air conditioner to Malabanias School while holding a commendation from the school.

 
 

2019

July 16, 2019, Post Commander Jim Collins, Sr. Vice Cmdr. Eric Zarriello and Community Activities Chairman Bob Zaher met with Malabanias Integrated School Principal Imelda Gozun and DOE Adopt-a-School Coordinator Blesilda Basilio at Malabanias Integrated School, where faculty and students expressed their gratitude and presented Certificates of Appreciation to VFW Post 2485 for it's continued support, assistance and renovation of two classrooms which were converted into a library and a computer lab room, both with air conditioning and restrooms.  Please see attached photos.   

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9-MIS students express their gratitude t
 

More to come from others taking pictures.

2019 CUTUD CHRISTMAS PARTY, food, items of clothing, gifts.

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2019 VFW POST 2485 CHRISTMAS PARTY

More to come from others taking pictures.

2020

 

The Community Spirit

On Thursday March 5, 2020, Jr. Vice Cmdr. David Mason delivered to the PAF Community Support branch at Clark Air Base over 11,000 pesos ($220.00) worth of rice, canned goods, noodles, juice, toothbrushes, cereal, soup, and first aid supplies as donations from Post 2485 and it's members in a joint relief effort to be delivered by the PAF along with hundreds of other boxes of donations to the tens of thousands of evacuees at Evacuation Centers as a result of the Taal Lake Volcano eruption. The PAF personnel was very thankful for our Post and the community supporting their project

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For the month of April 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic our Post and individual Post

members and friends provided aid (i.e. food and cash) to help fellow Veterans, their families

and our local communities adversely impacted by the crisis.  There were 24 Community Service

Reports submitted for the month of April and I'm sure there were some unreported

donations as some were done with unwanted attention and no photos taken because

the entire island of Luzon was under an Enhanced Community Quarantine order.

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Helping one of our own

Due to the corona virus outbreak and resulting lock-down in Angeles City, Mich, one of our own working in the DPA benefits services office @ the Post, could not get her paycheck. John Dibble, Post 2485 benefits services, and Gordon Ross, webmaster provided her the needed cash until she could get her paycheck delivered.

Veterans helping other members, other veterans and staff, and the community is in the spirit of the VFW hearts and minds.

Military Order of the Cooties, Pup tent 15 and Post members and friends chips in to help feed the Cutud barangay
 

Thanks to the efforts of the MOC Pup Tent 15, with Seam Squirrel Lin Travers, Norme Smith,

and friends, the people of the Cutud barangay were recipients of a donation of 5 25 kilos of rice.

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Barangay Cutud vehicle loaded with rice.

Post 2485 members and Lamp Post staff deliver food to 

Barangay Manibaug Pasig, Porac.

Acting Post Commander Eric Zarriello doing a joint project with Father Dan Dizon and the Lamp Post Restaurant owners Mike and Regina Sculley with their staff helping to package and donate 50 bags of essential food items to help 50 families in Barangay Manibaug Pasig, Porac.  

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April 27, 2020 delivered to Barangay Man

May 10, 2020   Post 2485 Commander-Elect Eric Zarriello, along with

Senior Vice Commander-Elect Dave Mason and others celebrate Mothers Day at the Angeles City Quarantine Center. 

These photos taken at the Angeles City Quarantine Center on Sunday May 10, 2020.

Eric and Dave ordered 25 cakes to be delivered to each Mother detained at the Quarantine Center.

Due to the social distancing rules and privacy concerns, not all mothers were photographed. An electronic Thank You notice from Mayor Lazatin  was received via the Angeles City web site.

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Categories

Category 1

A. Community Involvement (Blood drives, CPR class, recycling/cleanup,  Tree planting, Neighborhood/Highway Beautification, “National Volunteer Week”, Other Community involvement)

B. COOPERATION WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: (March of dimes, US Saving bond promotions, Military bases, AMCHAM’s, Point of Light Foundation “Make a Difference Day”, etc.)

C. AID TO OTHERS: (Hospital/Nursing Home Volunteers, Senior Citizen, Special Need Individuals, Personal family tragedy/illness, donations to VFW National Home, Buddy Poppy Drive, Grave Diggers, Burial Ceremonies, Disaster Relief, etc.)

D. SCHOOL/CHURCH ASSISTANCE: (Volunteerism in school, Speaker program, Other school/church assistance projects, etc.

Category 2

A. PARTICIPATED IN PATRIOTIC PROGRAM/ASSEMBLY: (Meetings. Veterans Day, Loyalty Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Pearl Harbor Day, etc…)
B. AMERICANISM: (Color Guard, Flag Presentation and disposal, Flag Education to Schools/Communities, Dedication/,Attending Memorials, etc.)
C. PATRIOTIC NEWS RELEASES/SPEECHES/LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION: (Our Flag, flag stories, Voting, Memorials, Veterans Day, etc.)
D. EDUCATION PROGRAMS: (Teacher’s Award, Veterans in classrooms, etc.
E. RECOGNITION: (Patriotic Citizen Award, Loyalty Day Award Citation, etc.)
F. OTHER CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION PROJECTS: (Any project that does not fall in the above sub categories; Such as Get Out the Vote, Commemorative programs, donate to memorials, etc.)

Category 3

A. SPORTS/ATHLETICS: (Coaching, sponsorship Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Bowling, Physical Fitness, provide Equipment/uniforms, etc.)
B. SCOUTING/ORGANIZATIONS: (Boy/Cub/Explore/Girl Scouts, Sons of VFW, Youth Clubs, Environmental Clubs, JROTC, etc.)
C. CONTESTS/ SPECIAL EVENTS: (VOD, Picnics, Parades, Fishing Derby’s, Dances, Bike-a-Thons, Patriotic Art Competition, Rifle Competitions, etc.)
D. EDUCATION/INSTRUCTION AREA: (Youth Essay, Teach Flag Etiquette, Stamp Collecting, Child Identification, School Youth Mentor, John Randall Scholar, etc,)
E. RECOGNITION: (ROTC/JROTC Achievement Award, Team Sports Award, Eagle Scout Award, Academic Honors Award, Acts of Heroism Certificates, Appreciation Certificates, etc.)
F. PROJECTS/OTHER AREAS: (Any projects/areas not covered above that provides valuable community service. Repair/build Playgrounds, Parks, Sports Areas, Museum projects, etc.)etc.

Category 4

A. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: (Lite-A-Tike/Lite-A-Bike, Bicycle Safety, School road Monitor, etc.)
B. DRUG AWARENESS: (Assist Local Schools/Community, Lecture, Provide “Just Say No” buttons, Contract for Life, Coloring Book “Lets Talk about Alcohol and other Drugs”, etc.)
C. RECREATIONAL SAFETY: (Teach/Monitor/Brochures – Swimming, Playground, Boating, Hunting, Sports, etc.)
D. HIGHWAY SAFETY: (Lecture on local Traffic Laws/Rules, Safety Kits, Driving Classes, etc.)
E. HOME/FIRE SAFETY: (Classes/Brochures – Home Security, Fire Prevention, etc.
F. RECOGNITION/OTHER: (Citations – Police, Citizen, Firefighter, Life Saving, Safety Award Plaque, Children Safety Tips, Typhoon Brochures, etc.)

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