Welcome to VFW District 20’s Homepage
Flu Season is here! Veterans protect yourselves and get a NO COST flu shot!
The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area) to receive a vaccination at no cost. Vaccinations will be available through March 31, 2018.
Veterans wishing to receive the no cost vaccination simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens to receive the vaccination. The Group ID is:VAFLU
In addition, after the Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine Walgreens will transmit that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical record.
VA is committed to keeping Veteran patients healthy, and during this flu season, vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of flu. No matter where you live, visit your local VA clinic or Walgreens to get a no cost flu shot.
- To find your local VA, visit va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp.
- To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733), or go tocom/findastore.
- To learn more about the partnership, call 1-877-771-8537 or visithttps://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/immunization.asp .
- To get more information on flu and flu vaccine, visit publichealth.va.gov/flu orwww.cdc.gov/flu.
Comrades, Reminder that the turn-in date for all Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions, as well as the Teacher of the Year awards is on November 12 2017 at VFW Post 1533.
Jose Duran, District 20 Commander
VFW Mission Statement
Department of Texas VFW District 20 is dedicated to our motto
– We honor the dead by helping the living –
We are committed to helping our fellow Comrades
We actively participate in the communities that surround our District and Post Homes.
Why join the VFW? Because our strength comes from you.
Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people;
particularly veterans, their families, and their communities.
From local grassroots ideas to national influence,
we work everyday to make a difference.
It’s our strength as an organization.
And, with each individual membership,
we only grow stronger.
“Do it right the first time”
Jose Duran – District Commander – Texas VFW District 20
Commanders and Comrades
We have received an overwhelming number of phone calls from Harvey survivors and Harvey volunteers who want to help. We have added a special section on the Texas VFW website to help facilitate survivors and their needs for non-monetary assistance, such as labor, supplies, skills, etc.
This will allow members and Post’s to submit what they are needing help with so those Post’s and their members who want to help by volunteering non-monetary assistance can do so by contacting the person who needs the help directly.
All a person needs to do is fill out the form and their request will be listed after verification of legitimacy is established. Those wanting to assist will be able to check the list on a daily basis and decide where they best can donate non-monetary assistance such as manpower, building skills, cleaning supplies, food, water, etc. No solicitations for money will be posted.
You can find this section under the Programs Tab > Volunteer. Here is a direct link – https://www.texasvfw.org/volunteer.
Please distribute this email out to your Posts and membership.
Should you have any questions please let me know.
Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars