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New Duty Station and Tough Times for Navy Family
$400 Still Needed
Having to up and relocate is tough for any military family, but to do so just before the holidays adds a new level of stress. For this family, the costs of moving just before the holidays on top of not being able to find a job yet in the area means the family worries there will not be enough food for their seven children. Your support can help this family through this temporary financial crisis and help them have a happy holiday season at their new duty station.
Responding to Disaster Creates Hardship for Guard Member
$780 Still Needed
Multiple activations to support disaster assistance resulted in this Army National Guard member and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom to have to drop classes and relocate, causing a temporary financial crisis from being unable to catch up from paying back GI Bill tuition and the costs of temporary housing. He and his spouse just had a baby, and they need help with items for the baby as well as some assistance with groceries and other expenses. Help us give back to this veteran who still serves selflessly when our nation needs him.
Address Mix-Up Results in Temporary Benefit Loss
$884 Still Needed
A mix-up with respect to the correct address resulted in this medically retired Air Force veteran losing his GI Bill benefits just as he was nearing completion of his degree. Because his pending job hinged on his completing his degree, and this job would mean a solid future for him, his wife and young child, he paid out of pocket what he could while the matter was sorted with the VA. He is expecting to receive reimbursement, but as of now, he is looking at utility bills owed today. Our veterans deserve a future of stability, and your help will make it so for this family.
Veteran of 9/11 Tower Rescue: Needs Your Help
$5,646 Still Needed
It took many years for the health impacts to arise from his rescue efforts in the hours after the World Trade center tower attacks, but they eventually resulted in the medical retirement of this Coast Guard sailor. because his health conditions fluctuate so dramatically, it is hard for him to find sustainable work. He stepped up when your nation and NY needed him. Please step up for him and his family now by making sure they keep their home.
Veteran's Long Delay For Benefits Creates Crisis
$550 Still Needed
It has taken years for this wounded soldier and single father of a daughter to get the correct rating and benefits from the VA. All the while, he has struggled, but finally, he sees the end of this long road. While he is working towards sustainability, he fears that with the cold winter months coming, his heat will be shut off and he will lose his only vehicle. With the holidays approaching, your help could bring much needed relief to their life when they need it the most.
Just Out of Hospital, Airman's Family Needs Help With Groceries
$200 Still Needed
This Air Force veteran had to be hospitalized for his service-connected disabilities recently, and now the family of 5 is facing a budget deficit and potentially a very sparse pantry as the holidays and school breaks approach. Please helps bring some joy to the family by assisting with groceries.
Soldier's Caregiver Is Struggling and Needs Help
$4,100 Still Needed
The spouse of this wounded soldier is buckling under the stress of trying to care for him, their infant, and work when she can. While she works through applying for caregiver benefits and her soldier looks to begin school, they need your support to prevent their financial crisis from creating an impossible situation. We know with your help, they can breathe some sigh of relief and put one eye on a more positive future.
A Tough Month for Marine Combat Veteran
$1,600 Still Needed
This 100% disabled marine combat veteran returned to TN to be near family so they could help support him as he copes with his injuries. Shortly after the move, he was in an accident that totaled his vehicle, causing him to pay out of pocket for the balance of the loan. As a result of this and moving expenses, his family is having a tough time financially. Your help with rent, groceries, and items for their children's needs will go a long way to helping them recover.
Cancer Diagnosis Creates Financial Hardship
$1,495 Still Needed
This medically retired soldier's transition has been made all the more difficult by a diagnosis of cancer. Along with PTSD from her two tours in Iraq, it has made it virtually impossible for her to work to help sustain her family. Please helps us with the costs of her housing so that she also does not have to face potential homelessness
Missing Payments Create Hardship for Marine
$1,216 Still Needed
This active duty Marine has been trying to track down several payments made to her mortgage company that have been returned to the wrong address or gone missing. Sending more payments to prevent loss of home has left her unable to make car payments, as she had assumed the money would be recoverable in short order. She is still waiting, and now fears she will lose her car due to the ongoing error. Your support can help give her the additional time she needs to correct the situation.
Benefit Gap Creates Hardship For Newly Retired Soldier
$1,207 Still Needed
This just recently retired soldier has been waiting on the VA in order for his benefits to begin. After two tours to Iraq, his health just is not where it needs to be with respect to a strong, stable and secure future. If we add a loss of his home that he worked so hard to afford, then he may have an even more difficult road to recovery. Helping with a mortgage payment while he transitions will have true impact on his recovery and the future for him and his wife.
Emergency Surgery Sends Family Into Tailspin
$511 Still Needed
A sudden complication related to his service connected disabilities required this medically retired marine to undergo immediate surgery. The worry and loss of income has put an incredible strain on him, his wife and their two young children. Normally, the family is very stable financially and are used to being the ones who help, not the ones who need it. Please help us give back to them by assisting with their mortgage and car payments until he can get back on his feet.
Training Injury Means Loss of Work and Income
$1,172 Still Needed
Due to an injury he received during training with his Guard unit, this Army National Guard soldier has been unable to work due to ongoing treatment and recovery. As he undergoes medical care and assessment by the VA, he and his wife struggle to make ends meet due to the lack of income and playing catch up with bills their savings could not cover. With your help for utility and car payments, we can give this young family the boost they need to stay on the right track financially.
Final Move After Decades of Service Hits Snag
$1,052 Still Needed
This 20 year Marine has just been medically retired from service. His many years of deployments overseas including combat zones have resulted in total disability. Right out of the gate, his transition has been difficult, with his only vehicle breaking down and needing critical repairs while he and his family were undergoing their PCS back home. With winter approaching in Alaska, he needs addition repair to make the vehicle safe, and his daughter is in desperate need of eyeglasses.
Sudden Move has Major Impact on Soldier and Family
$410 Still Needed
This injured National Guard member and his family were in for a shock when it was discovered that the home they had just rented was up for sale, and that they had a short amount of time to move. The cost to move used all of the family's available funds, and yet, it was not enough to get them stable. They are in desperate need of assistance with utility costs at their new residence. Your support can make a difference during this turbulent time.
A Chance to Succeed Could Be Lost
$382 Still Needed
What should be a pivotal moment of success for this medically separated Army reservist and her family is now a time of fear and uncertainty. Having recently graduated from college thanks to VA rehabilitation, she is still searching for work and her husband has been laid off for the winter. With a baby on the way and several children in the home, they need help with housing costs and groceries.
Benefits Deposited to Wrong Account
$333 Still Needed
The monthly VA benefit for this Army veteran was deposited to an account that was not his. While the VA is investigating, the results will take time and the family has used all of their available savings to keep a roof over their head. Now they are at risk of having utilities shut off as well as losing their only vehicle. Your help can sustain them through this temporary crisis.
Many military families have faced eviction or foreclosure due to unexpected changes that affect their finances. Transitioning wounded service members may see a pay decrease once their military pay stops and their disability benefits begin. Help families keep a roof over their heads.
Pay The Electric Bill of a Military Family
Your donation of just $200 could provide power for a month to a military family in need or ensure that power is kept on for wounded warriors who need medical equipment for survival.
Help Feed A Military Family
We assist struggling military families by providing food boxes, grocery gift certificates, or vouchers to the commissary. Each family is provided enough food for a week while case workers help them find long-term solutions. Your $20 gift can give a hot meal to a military family.
Help A Warrior Transition To Civilian Life
Our young returning veterans are at risk of becoming homeless if they don't get help transitioning to civilian life. We offer free housing for wounded service members and their families to live during the transition process. These families get extra help to prepare and move to a place of their own.
Help Keep Essential Vehicle Rolling
Getting around is hard when your car is being repaired, but imagine trying to get around with a significant injury and add 2-3 medical appointments a day. Some wounded service members do not have enough money to fix their vehicles. Your donations can help heroes with much-needed repairs.
Provide Comfort For Military Family
What happens when a military spouse turns on the water to bathe a child and finds no hot water? The repair might have been feasible when their service member was home but due to deployment or injury recovery that is no longer possible. You can help make a difference.
Send a Caregiver To A Retreat
Caregivers are essential to the successful recovery of our heroes wounded in combat. But they need to get away, connect with others in their unique situation and rejuvenate.
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