Our Mission: To create a Veterans Center for those who serve

The Waverly Area Veterans Post brings together the four veterans organizations in the City of Waverly, Iowa:

One Alliance with Four Posts — each Post charter remaining intact.

Necessity: The flood waters of 2008 destroyed one of the three veteran facilities in Waverly, seriously damaged a second, and the third building (the VFW) has outlived its useful life.

Location: The current VFW site in northwest Waverly, overlooking the Cedar River.

One Point of Contact: The new welcoming service facility will become the contact point to address the needs of all veterans, active and inactive, and their families.

A Unique Project: To our knowledge, the Waverly Area Veterans Post is the first attempt to bring four separate veterans organizations together under one roof in the state of Iowa and has already become a working model for other communities.

Funds Raised as of March 22, 2017: The WAVP has over 900 Donors for a total gifted or pledged (including the CAT grant from Vision Iowa) in the amount of $3,915,530.53.

Veterans Center Amenities:

Communications & Career Development Services Center

  • Internet and video Skype for families to connect with service members
  • Access for Veterans to research and apply for benefits
  • Access to pursue career opportunities upon completion of active service
  • Opportunities for Veterans to continue their education
  • An Information Center and Library of Veteran publications

Contact Point and Counseling

  • A place to get timely information for service members and families
  • A safe place to gather and communicate with those who care
  • A special place for camaraderie with the veterans of yesterday, today and the future
  • A spirit of collaboration with other community providers which offer veteran services

Fully Accessible Facility

  • Designed and built with green energy standards in mind
  • Monthly Meeting space for Veterans, Auxiliary and Sons of Veterans
  • Funerals with full military rites and post-funeral receptions
  • Pre and post-deployment gatherings
  • Family gatherings and celebrations
  • Civic celebrations on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day
  • Post membership and Auxiliary fundraisers and special projects
  • District and State meetings and conferences
  • Museum - to preserve memorabilia honoring our Veterans' sacrifices
  • Armory - safe storage of weapons arsenal for military rites, parades and special events
  • Storage - Avenue of the Saints flags, poles, name plaques and uniforms
  • A fully functional kitchen
  • Socialization with other Veterans and kindred Veteran organizations