Reaching out into our communities is vital to our organization, developing relationships with community leaders, media, school faculty and local civic groups can greatly assist each post in achieving the VFW mission.
At Downingtown's Henry J. Thomas Memorial Post 845, our community service falls into several broad categories.
  • Assisting with time and money various community organizations such as local police and fire and ambulance first responders, the Downingtown Chamber of Commerce, organizations that help the needy such as the Lord's Pantry and the Salvation Army. 
  • Youth Activities such as youth sports teams, local schools, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Outdoor Wildlife activities for children, Fishing Derbys, and more. 
  • Military related facilities and programs such as The Coatesville Veterans Hospital, the Army Heritage Center Foundation, the Purple Heart, wreaths and flags for cemeteries, the VFW's National Home for Children, the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge,  and more.