ACT NOW FOR OUR VETERANS
This year is pivotal in our work on behalf of the Filipino World War II veterans. With the important legislative victory in our rear view mirror, we now take on the task of raising the funds to provide eligible veterans and their surviving families a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal that we have secured for them.
On April 9, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, and the infamous Bataan Death March. Over 75,000 Filipino and U.S. troops made a harrowing 65-mile trek in the jungles of Luzon to prison camps. Their sacrifice, and the ongoing military action against the Japanese, played a key role in the Pacific theater and the ultimate victory for the Allied Forces.
In 2017 then, FilVetREP is launching a 75 for 75 campaign to raise $1 million this year for our veterans. Our team of Board Members, Executive Committee members are raising money for each veteran to get a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal:
Bronze: A donation of $75 buys one bronze replica Congressional Gold Medal for a veteran
Silver: One hundred people donating $75 each= $750 (and above)
Gold: 75 people donating 75 each= $5,625 (and above)
Platinum: $10,000 or above
Diamond: $25,000 or above
Your support is critical for us to meet our simple goal of making sure that the price our veterans paid for their service to our country is not in vain. Visit our Donate page for more information about how you can get involved.