Community Service is involvement. It is knowing, caring and participating in our surrounding environment. It is being aware of life, and all the responsibilities it holds. There are many such groups and local projects that are worthy of our time and effort. LOOK AROUND! What is the need in your community?
FAMILY SERVICE will include direct aid to families. This may be given in many ways. There may be veterans’ families that due to a change in their financial status need assistance with mortgages, utility bills, food and presentations, etc.
PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE SERVICES These services are also direct services to families Any assistance you may render could be consdered trade services such as barber, beautician, cobbler, tailer, plumber, repairman, etc.
GENERAL SERVICES will include all organized activities in your community. Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, 4 H, Meals-on-Wheels, volunteer work at blood drives, school support, etc.
RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT
This area can bring many hours of cheer to individuals or families. Parties, entertainment, treats, and gifts may be included in this area.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS such as Older Veterans Assistance Program, Handicapped Parking, historical markers, recreational clubs and libraries Stress service to the Disabled Veteran and Family. There is a need to help. Do not limit your unit to only the projects listed above.
NETWORKING Think about it! How often do you look forward to a call from a friend or acquaintance just keeping in touch? As a unit, every member could be that lifeline or part of the network of keeping in touch. It’s a simple task really and it utilizing what our auxiliaries do best.