AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Department of Florida

Welcome to Department of Florida AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary’s website. The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate organization to the AMVETS. We are part of the AMVETS Family along with the Sons of AMVETS, the JR AMVETS, the Riders, the Sad Sacks and the Sackettes.

My theme this year is “Courage to Care”. I truly believe that it takes a lot of courage to help children that have lived in environments that no child should endure. To go out into our local communities and help our veterans, families and the homeless. I believe it takes courage to give support to many that need help.

My Presidents Project “St Judes Ranch for Children”. You can find information at

I’m really impressed with their CHILD FOCUS Progam. Child Focus provides opportunities for children in foster care to heal, grow, and maintain their sibling bonds during this difficult chapter in their lives. In southern Nevada, there are over 3,200 children living in the foster care system. Of those children, 45 percent are unable to be placed in foster care with their siblings. Once separated, the majority of these children are never reunited. In a collaboration designed to expand the reach of services available to siblings in foster care, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children acquired Child Focus in March of 2012. By joining forces, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Child Focus will create even greater opportunities to serve these children through expanded services, care, expertise and support.

All events and activities such as Camp To Belong, Gift of Giving and our Mother’s Day Tea event Moms Rock, as well as our monthly “Share and Discovery” programs, will continue and will reach even more brothers and sisters through this collaboration. Please support this worthwhile project. You may mail all donations to: Mail to: Jerri Devoll 217 Ladue Ave Crestview Florida 32539-7342 Phone 850-305-4247 Make sure you earmark it “St. Judes Ranch FOCUS Program” and don’t forget to fill out and send your service report to your Child Welfare Service Officer.

I would like to remind you that your Department Officers are here to answer your questions and provide assistance to you so you can continue your service programs to the veterans and their community.

“Freedom isn’t free, always thank a Veteran”
Yours in Service,
Sheila Haywood, Department President
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Dept. of Florida                                                                                                      

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