Post Home Capital Fund Raiser

Dear Comrades,

As most of you know, Post 2280 has been without a permanent post Home/Building for many years now. We have relied on donated space. While this does work for short periods of time, it is not an ideal situation. Having a permanent facility helps the Post in many ways. The community will always know where we are, we have a place to store post equipment, display post history, hold meetings, and host community events. Without a permanent location, it is more difficult to accomplish these tasks and help support the mission of the VFW.

At the last general membership meeting, we decided to initiate a Capital Fund Raising drive towards a permanent home with the Post membership. Why the post membership you may ask – this is our Post and we should support it, and thus the mission of the VFW. The proposal is for each member to donate a recommendation of $10.00 per month over a period of 2years. This amounts to $240.00 per member. By splitting it up into monthly installments, it makes it easier to support without putting a burden on members. We have approximately 685 members in the post. This would mean, if all members contributed at the recommended amount, we would have a total of $164,400.00 after the 2 years were up. This would enable us to purchase property either with an existing structure or erect a structure. The funds would not be used for the General Fund and a monthly accounting will be available for the post members. As a reminder, donations to the post may be eligible to be claimed as a charitable deduction on your taxes

How to Donate: Your donations could be made in the following ways:

1. via check sent to VFW Post 2280 P.O. Box 1123 Bellevue, NE 68005-1123

2. sent directly to our Post Bank (COBALT Credit Union – Formerly SAC Federal Credit Union FBO Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2280)

3. via the “Donate button on our website ( – in the left column)

4. via our Paypal account (veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2280).

When making your donation, please remember to provide a note/memo of who it is from and that it is for the capital fund raising drive so we can record them for tax accounting purposes.

As your Post Commander, I’m asking each of you to help support this post (your post) so that we can better fulfill the mission of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the veterans in our community.

Jeff Fox
VFW Post 2280