The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan war veterans organization. It is one of the largest organizations of combat veterans in the United States. The organization has more than 2 million members. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States offers compensation, pension, health care, life insurance, and vocational rehabilitation and employment services to its members. The organization also provides education and home loan options. It offers outstanding scholarship programs for students to encourage greater personal achievement. The organization administers several activities that include the public observances of special holidays, promotion of patriotic programs for adults and children, and cooperation with civic organizations, schools, colleges and universities. Its Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home works to provide normal, healthy and refined family environment for children. The organization serves the residents of over 85 counties in Minnesota.