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VFW Schick – Ogle Post 4278 was chartered on July 23rd, 1945 by Commander Lester Hunt and 72 charter members. Bob Rodgers, one of our members joined the post in 1945 and is still an active member today. During the past 75 years, the Post has had 35 Commanders and an increase of members to 254. Our members have served in conflicts from WWII to today’s deployments. The Post is still going strong and is very active in the community. Our Post business meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Community Center.

Location:

VFW Post 4278 Camas / Washougal, is just 19 miles east of downtown Vancouver, WA on HWY 14, nestled in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We meet for coffee on Wednesday and most Fridays at 9 am at the Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Avenue, Camas. Come on out, we will keep the coffee hot.

We are now meeting at the Camas Community Center at the times listed above.

Membership:

Membership in the VFW is only open to veterans who have served in a foreign war or served in hostile waters and are entitled to the campaign medals. However, anyone in the member’s family may join the Auxiliary. Please contact us for more information.

Purpose:

The purposes of the VFW Post 4278 and Auxiliary are fraternal, patriotic, historical, and educational. Its aims are to preserve and strengthen comradeship, assist our veterans and their families, to maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America and, foster patriotism through its programs.

Camas / Washougal Post 4278 Auxiliary

Who is the VFW Auxiliary, Post 4278?
We were chartered on September 4th, 1994, with 32 members. The auxiliary has been on a mission to serve the members of Post 4278 and veterans and their families of this country and our community in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Auxiliary business meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9 am at the Community Center. We serve our community members through such programs as Americanism, Hospital, Legislative, Scholarships, Veterans and Family Support (Buddy Poppy, National Home, National Military Services, Fisher House, and Youth Activities. At the heart of our organization are committed officers and volunteers who provide services unique to the Auxiliary programs such as working on projects for the Nursing Homes, Assisted Living facilities, and VA Hospital.

Programs:

Voice of Democracy 2022 – 23: Grades 9 – 12 Click here for the Application and Form

Patriots Pen 2022 – 23: Grades 6 – 7 – 8 Click here for the Application and Form

Youth Essay 2022 – 23: Grades 3 – 4 – 5 Click here for the Form

Last year, (2021), We almost reached our goal of sponsoring a wreath for every Veteran in the Camas Cemetery. There were 713 wreaths sponsored and this year, (2022), we hope to reach our goal of 850 wreaths. With your help, we can do this. If you would like to help, please donate by clicking on this link, https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/19067/Overview/?relatedId=1726

Publications:

You may be eligible for newly enacted service-connected benefits. Click “HERE” for more information.

Clark County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, (ERAP): If your income has dropped below 50% of Area Median Income ($46,050 for a family of 4) in the last 2 months and owe past due rent since March 1, 2020, you may qualify for ERP. Please click here for more information.

Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors often ask, “Where do I start?”  Whether you or your loved one just got out or you hung up the uniform years ago, the VA Welcome Kit can guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Click here to view and download the VA Welcome Kit

Need to know more about the VA Community Care (Mission) Act? Click here for more information.

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