DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
The Department of New York established a Disaster Relief Fund following Hurricane Katrina on August 8,
2005 to assist those VFW Members and their families affected by the perils created by that storm. During that
period thousands of dollars were sent to the affected areas to provide much needed relief by many VFW
Departments. Following hurricane Katrina, natural disasters occurred in New York State which included a
significant ice storm in the northern part of the State and floods in Herkimer and the Schoharie planes. Funds
were disbursed in both cases to assist VFW Members and their families with their immediate needs.
Subsequent to these disasters the name of the fund was changed to the Emergency Relief Fund.
Please see the Guidelines and Application Here