Veterans of Foreign Wars Jayne-Lattin Post 2913 is a 501c19 non-for-profit veteran organization that supports veterans and the community in the Patchogue area. The purpose of the organization is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
Our post also works hard to support the community of Patchogue. Besides being a place that people in the local community can rent for parties, weddings, and events. The post hosts a seniors club, a new church, blood drives, food pantries, gathering station for support items. We march in the annual parades in Patchogue, lay flags for departed comrades during Memorial Day, conduct Veterans in the Classroom, and started Coffee with a Veteran. We sponsor, support and participate in; Alive After Five on Main Street, Suffolk County Marathon, Wreaths Across America, Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair, and Veterans Day Activities in the Area. We support the SVA and its programs at St Josephs College, Suffolk County Community College and Stony Brook University. Partner with Country Foot Care for Shoes for Homeless Veterans.
As a non-for-profit entity the post depends on the dedication of the community and local government for support. Being that the post is an all volunteer organization all monies raised by the post go to service veterans and their families as well as veteran organization on Long Island and their programs that support veterans.
Programs that VFW Post 2913 Support and Participate in include:
- Buddy Poppies (which support local veterans)
- The National Home
- Cars for veterans
- Computers for veterans
- Scholarship programs for students (Patriot Pen , Voice of Democracy)
- 911 Veterans
- United Veterans Beacon House
- Joseph P. Dwyer Peer-to-Peer Program
- American Vet Dogs
- Long Island Harvest
- Patriot Guard
- VFW Scouting Scholarship
- Financial Grants for Veterans
- Student Veterans of America
- Teacher of the Year
- Police Officer of the Year
- Firer Fighter of the Year
- Journalist of the Year
- Member of the Year
- Outstanding Community Member of the Year
- JROTC of the Year
- Sea Cadet of the Year
- VFW in the Classroom
- Alive After Five
- Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair
- Shoes for Homeless Veterans
- Wreaths Across America
- Trees for Troops
- Art exhibits and workshops
- Lights on Veterans Program to Honor Veterans
We are also looking to start new programs in the community like a single stop benefit program for veterans and low income families to apply for supportive and assistance benefits and support for local businesses that support, hire, and give discounts and benefits to Veterans.
Besides donations for programs, the VFW welcomes any donations towards our building fund. Currently we are looking to redo our community kitchen which supports programs like Harmony Cafe, and the Seniors Club, and our post ramp which allows for handicap access to the post for seniors, and handicap members and patrons to our post.
If you are interested in donating to the post you can contact the commander George Barrett at 631- 559 -7190 or the VFW Post at 631- 289 – 1663.
Or you can mail checks to: (Please be sure to put in the remarks what the funds are for).
VFW Post 2913