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AMVETS’s leadership and membership are “Committed to Serve…Those Who Served.”™

AMVETS™ Department of California Service Foundation is a California tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of AMVETS Department of California. AMVETS is a veteran’s service organization that is different from other veteran organizations because of its open-door policy.  Eligibility for membership is not limited to combat or war veterans. We are inclusive of veterans from wars of all eras who received an honorable discharge, as well as current service members, the National Guard, and Reserves.  AMVETS has 10,000 members statewide. As veterans, we pledge to ensure that your donations to AMVETS Thrift Stores or your cash donations are utilized in ways that directly serve veterans.

A major source of Foundation revenues comes from the sale of donated goods at the AMVETS™ Thrift Stores. The Foundation uses the funds for numerous AMVETS™ Department of California service programs that directly benefit Veterans and their families throughout the State of California. Click here to view our service programs

AMVETS™ Service Officers are accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent Veterans and their dependents in processing their claims for benefits before the VA. AMVETS Service Officers are in VA Hospitals, VA Regional Centers and other VA facilities in California and Nevada. For decades our AMVETS™ Service Officers have earned a well-deserved reputation in the Veteran community by assisting deserving California Veterans and their families. AMVETS Service Officers are “Committed to Serve… Those Who Served ®”. AMVETS Service Officers recovered nearly $70,000,000 in benefits for Veterans with service-related disabilities.

AMVETS™ of California is dedicated to serving the needs of the brave men and women who have answered the call of this great nation and who deserve nothing less.

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