Mike DeRosa Receives Prestigious Award At VFW National Convention

CiC Thein presents the Citizenship Award to Mike DeRosa

It has been an amazing relationship between the Veterans of Foreign Wars and this generous and enthusiastic supporter who, although not a Veteran himself, learned about the needs of Veterans and their families through a chance encounter with the very active leadership of ¬†Wisconsin’s 9th District, where Mike DeRosa has built his successful restaurant business. There’s more to the story, of course, but at the outset, Mike asked what the 9th District’s own “Unmet Needs” project was all about, and before the conversation was completed that evening, had committed to help in any way he could. That simple beginning has grown into a serious commitment not only in the 9th District, but all the way up to our national organization. ¬†As you will hear in the video, Mike and his associates have so far reached a total of more than $2,600,000 in fundraising for Unmet Needs. Watch the clip below and hear what Mike has to say. He’s serious when he says “thanks” to Veterans because he knows the value of freedom and opportunity – the values we’ve all fought to protect and defend.

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In: National VFW News, WI VFW News