Veterans of Foreign Wars - Operation Uplink

Veterans of Foreign Wars


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General Information
Description of ServiceAs the largest organization of combat veterans, the VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. That's why in 1996 the VFW launched its Operation Uplink program - a calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans.

Operation Uplink initially provided calling cards to deployed and hospitalized troops, but on Mother's Day in 2006, due to the growing popularity of the program, and thanks to the generosity of corporate donors like Sport Clips Haircuts and Harleysville Insurance, the program began hosting "Free Call Days."

The program is the only one of its kind, providing at least three designated days each month when deployed service members can make FREE phone calls home to the U.S. from their Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) center or military DSN line.

Free Call Days have provided more than 7.5 million free connections for service members and their families.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Intake ProcedureIf you have any questions, or would like request phone time, please contact Linda Ferguson at 816-968-1102 or lferguson@vfw.org with any questions.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Linda Ferguson
Contact's Phone 816-968-1102
Contact's Email lferguson@vfw.org
Physical Site Address 1 406 West 34th Street
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 920
Physical Site City, State, Zip Kansas City, MO 64111
Main Phone 816-968-1128
Web Address www.vfw.org/nms
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Affiliated Program: Veterans of Foreign Wars
This Service: Veterans of Foreign Wars - Operation Uplink
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Gift Card Donation Programs (TI-1800.2500)
Military Reserves (YN-5000)
National Guard Personnel (YN-0500.6000)