Our Condolences to the Seagraves' Family

VFW Ohio Charities is sad to learn of the passing of our past Executive Director, "Bill" Seagraves.  He was loved by and will be missed by many.  Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Rest in Peace, Comrade.

"SEAGRAVES, William K. "Bill” age 85, of Canal Winchester, OH, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Grove City Hospital.  Bill was born May 7, 1935 in Kayford, West Virginia, son of the late Willie C. & Pearl (Clere) Seagraves.  Bill was a retired employee of General Motors – Inland Division, and proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp.   Following his active duty, Bill continued to serve by helping countless veterans through local, state and national Veterans of Foreign War efforts.  His dedication to serving veterans led him through the VFW ranks as he held numerous positions including Past Commander of VFW Post #9582, Past State Commander, Quartermaster and State Service Director.  Bill worked tirelessly to see that the needs of veterans were properly addressed. 

Preceded in death by his parents, one son, Mickey Allen Sr., and one brother, Curt Seagraves, Bill is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joanne (George) Seagraves; sons, William "Bill” Seagraves, Jr (Karen), John "Andy” Seagraves (Stephanie); step-son, Daniel George; 9 grandchildren, Gretchen, Josh, PJ, Mickey Allen Jr., Brandon, Andrea, Aubrey, Zach, & Kayla; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Hogan (Scott); brother, John Seagraves (Gloria); along with a host of extended family members and wonderful friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, at First Light Church, 140 Elva Ct., Vandalia with Mr. John Seagraves officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at First Light Church on Saturday from 10:00 am until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Band of Brothers, c/o George Medary, 6648 Lakeview Circle, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 in Bill’s memory.  Arrangements entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ohio."
Please visit his official obituary here


The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders. This $38.7 million fund will help more than 15,400 licensees significantly impacted by COVID-19 and limited in the full use of their liquor permit. Funding for the program is from the CARES Act.

----- "The Office of Budget and Management (OBM)... is distributing Coronavirus Relief Funds provided to the state from the US Department of Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act").  OBM is currently accepting applications from Congressionally chartered veteran service organizations in Ohio with an active post location for a $5,000 grant to support posts operating safely during the COVID-19 public health emergency..." Visit this link for more information. 


VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG)

----- The VFW Foundation is shifting its grant making focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG) is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward expenses such as mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. PPRG applications will be accepted beginning 10/1/2020.  However, Posts may access and begin completing the application prior to October.  You may also contact Jason Couch, Grants & External Relations Coordinator, at jcouch@vfw.org.

URGENT! All Restrictions on Charity Accounts are Lifted!

----- UPDATE  June 2020 

VFWOC Bank Accounts

----- Have you moved your Charities bank account to 5/3rd Bank yet?  If not, be advised that the deadline is 31 October 2020.  Starting 1 November 2020, VFWOC will no longer be mailing Charities checks to Posts, and charities funds will be deposited directly into your Post's 5/3rd account.  Contact the Charities office if you have any questions about this process. 

VFWOC Training - Saturday August 29, 2020

----- Todd Reveron discusses VFW Charities, Ticket and Raffle Splits, and an Explanation of Charity Funds at VFW Commander, QM and Trustee training, Newark, OH
VFWOC Training - Saturday, October 31, 2020
----- Todd Reveron discusses VFW Charities, Ticket and Raffle Splits, and an Explanation of Charity Funds at VFW Commander, QM and Trustee training, Crestline, OH