AMVETS Department of California and the Service Foundation are California non-profit corporations. The AMVETS National organization was founded in 1944 and was chartered by Congress in 1947. California AMVETS has proudly served Veterans and their families in your community for over sixty years. Your continued charitable support and donations to Team AMVETS™ Thrift Stores directly assist the brave men and women Veterans who have served this great nation. Thank you!