The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Enumclaw Post 1949 & Ladies Auxiliary was chartered in 1939 and moved to its…More current location in 1969. The group celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2005.
The Enumclaw VFW currently totals about 450 members, largely from the areas of Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Auburn and Black Diamond. VFW programs include serving veterans and active military through preparing gift packages, helping them obtain support services and fundraising. The VFW also participates in activities honoring deceased veterans, supporting the community through scout sponsorships and local recognition, furthering patriotism through school outreach and providing Color Guard for various ceremonies as well as giving flags to local residents.
Post meetings start at 7:30pm and Auxiliary meetings start at 1pm each month, but dates vary so check the VFW's calendar of events for updated information.
The VFW Hall is available for rental for private events.
Rainier Hills Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach group that works with teens. Young Life seeks to…More earn the right to be heard in teens' lives through building bridges of friendship with its adult community mentors.
The Rainier Hills Young Life group serves about 400 teens locally and regionally through the work and mentorship of about 40 adult volunteers. The group covers the Plateau area, including Black Diamond, Greenwater, parts of Bonney Lake and all middle and high schools in the Enumclaw and White River school districts.
Highlights of Young Life's outreach efforts include its popular summer camps with locations in Eastern Oregon and in British Columbia. Teens are able to help cover expenses through scholarship and ample fundraising opportunities.
Young Life also has specific ministries to serve younger, middle-school-aged children as well as teen moms.
There are 56 Young Life organizations throughout Washington state. The Rainier Hills chapter of Young Life just celebrated its 30th anniversary serving the Plateau area. Young Life was founded in 1941 and is now found across the U.S. and in more than 70 countries worldwide.