VFW Post 3376 - "The Ephrata VFW"
What We Do:
Cocalico Valley VFW Post 3376, "The Ephrata VFW" was chartered in 1935.
Our members take great pride in supporting the many National VFW programs that benefit all Veterans and Community members.
Troop Support: We're here supporting our troops day in and day out. Our members offer support to the military community in many different ways. We know how important troop support is because all of our members have been there - serving overseas in harms way.
Provide a place to connect with fellow veterans, share stories and experiences.
We can connect you with a trained Service Officer to assist you in processing your VA claims.
We visit the Coatesville VA Hospital and provide an afternoon of fun and refreshments, along with personal care items.
We provide financial assistance to those veteran's who may need a little extra help during the year.
Distribute buddy Poppies on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day
Hosting Veteran's Day open house with a free meal to the community
Co-Hosting the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Distributing US Flags to local individuals and businesses
Teaching flag etiquette to local youth
We honor our local Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and EMT's each year with a special awards banquet.
We host the annual Jack Frost Children's Parade each fall
We host a Children's Christmas Party each year, free to all children in the community.
We make regular donations to a multitude of organizations, including:
PA Wounded Warriors
Boy Scouts of America
United Heart Association
Ephrata Area Social Services
Toys for Tots
Join VFW Post 3376
Membership in VFW Post 3376 allows you to continue serving your country and community alongside other veterans.
To become a Regular Member of VFW Post 3376 you must meet specific criteria:
1. Citizenship – must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
2: Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently
3: Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:
- An authorized campaign medal (see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
- Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
- Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days
*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314-801-0800 to request more information.
Dues are $30.00 / year, and we also offer Life Memberships.
Please contact our Quartermaster for assistance in joining the Ephrata VFW.