The Department of Massachusetts VFW Veterans Disaster Assistance Committee (VDAC), was created after the passing of Hurricane Maria through the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. With the reports of the devastation, VFW District 7 Senior Vice Commander and Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa decided to take action. 

Commander Rosa's resilience towards helping Puerto Rico led the Department of Massachusetts VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. to establish VDAC, in order to legitimize our presence and open the doors for us to excel in our mission. 

With the constant support of VFW State Commander Segundo, VetAir founder and Holyoke Veterans Service Officer Jesus Pereira and the donations from the Department of MA VFW, VetAir, Amherst VFW Post 754, Southwick VFW Post 872, Florence VFW Post 8006 and its Auxiliary from District 7; Commander Rosa embarked on his mission to help aid the VFW Posts and Veterans who reside in Puerto Rico. 

Commander Rosa embarked on his mission Monday, October 16th 2017 and returned on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018, after serving Veterans and community members in a great time of need. 

Please see our news section below for articles on our work in Puerto Rico and the assistance we provided after Hurricane Maria.

To place donations in support to our missions to Puerto Rico, please follow the Donation link and add "Puerto Rico" on the note section.

Post News

Important Info for Post754 Members

Amherst holds first-ever Salute to Veterans Breakfast

"As a way to mark Veterans Day, Jones, of Hadley, gave those gathered at Amherst’s first-ever Salute to Veterans Breakfast on Monday morning a history lesson in how the country was founded, emphasizing both the rights of citizenship, as well as the duties citizenship carries."

Latin Night for Veterans and Community

VFW Post 754 Latin Night Fundraisers

District News

Important Info for District 7 Members

Pride, Honor & Respect Amongst Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Florence VFW Post 8006 Commander On Point for 150th Memorial Day Parade

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

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National News

Important info from National VFW

Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Flag You Carry

WASHINGTON - On June 14, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins in with our grateful nation in celebrating the birthday of the U...

New Study Links Cancers to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

A study published in January found an increased risk for cancers among troops and civilian contractors stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune ...


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