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Death of Father Weighs Heavily on Guard Soldier
$871 Still Needed
This Army Nation Guard soldier was thrown for a loop when her father passed. She was his caretaker and the expenses involved with his funeral and settling his affairs have financially burdened her. Please help with needed car payments and utilities at this heartbreaking time for her.
Dozens of VA Appointments Mean Missed Work Days
$1,956 Still Needed
Dozens of appointments these past two months at the VA have caused this transitioning veteran to miss days of work, and the lost income is causing severe financial strain. Join us in helping with rent and car payment so this veteran can have the best start after leaving the service.
Many Emergencies Hamper Smooth Transition from Army
$1,229 Still Needed
Transition from the service can be tough on our military families. Upon discharge from the Army, this family lost much of their belongings when it was impacted by mold and mildew while being stored during their relocation. Since than, they have had a pipe break in their home, complications with the repairs, multiple car issues which ultimately lead to having to replace a vehicle, several dental emergencies, and other unexpected emergencies. All of the expenses have just snowballed and led the family into a financial crisis. Help us get the back on track.
Help Combat Veteran Keep His Home
$3,974 Still Needed
Severe issues related to his PTSD and traumatic brain injury impacted this combat veteran's ability to care for himself and his affairs, and it took time for family an friends to realize the issue. He is at risk of losing his home and although he can pay some of his overdue mortgage, he cannot pay it all. He has someone to care for him and his finances now, but he needs help getting current on mortgage so he does not lose his home.
Bronze Star Recipient Needs Help After Pay Error
$1,675 Still Needed
Four combat tours and a Bronze Star earned for valor came at a cost for this medically retired soldier. An error in processing his benefits meant he received retirement pay versus VA pay, the latter of which is over 1000 dollars more per month. He has a correction submitted but in the meantime needs helps with rent and groceries.
Spouse Stopped Working to Care for Wounded Husband
$536 Still Needed
It has been a struggle for this soldier and his family due to the injuries he sustained while deployed to Afghanistan, injuries for which he received a Purple Heart and a medical retirement. His injuries mean he has trouble managing finances and other simple daily activities, so his wife had to quit work and stay home to help him. She is in the process of being declared his caregiver through the VA, which will help them financially but in the meantime, they are having trouble making ends meet. Please help them keep a roof over their heads while they adjust.
Missing Paperwork Creates Financial Crisis for Marine Veteran
$3,269 Still Needed
This Marine was in the hospital for further treatment of service-connected disabilities when a letter was sent by the VA requesting documents. Because he was in the hospital for some time, and did not receive the letter sent to his home, his VA benefits were drastically reduced. He is in the process of submitting the required paperwork and having his benefits restored, but it will take time and he is facing losing his apartment, car, having utilities shut off and more. Please join us on providing the necessary assistance to prevent a further crisis.
Caregiver Spouse Pleads For Help After Accident
$1,875 Still Needed
The spouse of this combat veteran does her best to support him and their children as caregiver while also working outside the home. Unfortunately, she was hit by a drunk driver and was out of work for 8 weeks, causing significant income loss for the family as well as additional stress and worry. Please help alleviate some of their worries by assisting with back mortgage and groceries.
Family's Only Vehicle Breaks Down During Deployment
$1,894 Still Needed
The only vehicle for this currently deployed National Guard soldier's family is in critical need of repairs. Please help us keep his family safe on the road while he is overseas serving our country.
Mix Up With End of Service Date Leaves Soldier Without Pay
$1,976 Still Needed
Finance department did not receive notification that this service member's end of service date was being extended for his med board processing, resulting in the service member failing to be paid for several cycles until they caught the error. Finances fixed the error but the damage was done, and all of the back pay was used to catch up on expenses and late fees, leaving him financially strapped and in assistance with this month's rent.
Father of Four In Transition Needs Support
$1,758 Still Needed
This medically separated combat medic with three tours to Iraq under his belt is currently undergoing vocational rehabilitation to assist him with finding employment that can work with his disabilities as he cannot work in his previous field due to trauma and injuries. He is also a single Dad to four children. While he is in transition, he needs help with rent and groceries.
Reservist Loses Time At Work To Prepare for Deployment
$1,832 Still Needed
Two very close required training weeks resulted in an unusual amount of time off from work for this reservist, in a lead up to deployment. The loss of income comes at a time when he needs to focus on preparing to deploy and ensuring his family is in the best possible position for the time he will be gone. Please help the family with past due rent.
Second Brain Surgery For Navy Veteran
$2,035 Still Needed
This sailor was medically retired due to a brain tumor which re-occurred and required him to undergo another surgery. The time off of work meant significant loss of income and though he has been cleared to return to work, he is having trouble catching up on past due rent as his disability was not enough to cover his housing, food and utilities during his recovery.
Medically Retired This Month and Awaiting Final Pay
$1,170 Still Needed
This soldier was medically retired last month, and that was when he received his last pay. It could take up to 45 days before he gets his final pay check due to auditing and he is not expected to receive his VA income till some time in January. He is also a single father of 5 children. Please help him cover this month's rent until his income begins to flow in.
Army Reservist Needs Six Months of Recovery
$3,449 Still Needed
This Army Reservist recently had severe medical issues related to his service, and the recovery period is estimated to be six months before he can return to work. His spouse, also his caregiver, has found work outside the home to help but they had already fallen behind on bills due to the time off of work already. Please consider keeping them sustainable by assisting with car payment, utilities and rent.
Help Caregiver of Totally Disabled Veteran
$285 Still Needed
This Army combat veteran was recently diagnosed as 100 percent permanent and totally disabled and declared in need of fiduciary. His spouse is in the process of being approved, but until that happens, the family will not receive any funds. They have been informed the process should be completed by the end of the month but due to the holidays is could a take a little bit longer and first payments may not be received in until the New Year. Please help them keep a roof over their head and food on the table until the process completes.
Incorrectly Processed Paperwork Results in Benefit Reduction
$635 Still Needed
This Navy veteran's disability pay was reduced nearly in half because paperwork he submitted as required was not correctly processed by the VA. With the help of his Senator, they are working on restoring his benefits but the process takes time and the veteran has fallen behind on his car insurance and utilities. As winter approaches, he needs his vehicle and a warm home for his family. Please consider giving this family the gift of peace of mind as they work through the system.
Lengthy Wait for Benefits in Creating Financial Crisis
$1,465 Still Needed
This transitioning Army soldier us still in the processing of being assessed for her service-connected injuries, including limb loss. The current expected decision time frame is about 10 months for special combat related pay and SSDI. In the meantime, she is struggling to adjust to living only on VA benefits. Please help us get her current on auto payment, insurance and utilities.
Residual Effects of Combat Injury Results In Job Loss
$1,544 Still Needed
This medically retired soldier recently lost his job as the employer felt he was taking too much time off to seek treatment for or cope with his service-connected injuries that were a result of his combat deployments. He is actively searching for work and is hopeful, but worries about what will happen with his family as the utilities and rent are due. Your support can give him the room he needs to keep on track.
Disabled Veteran Needs Moving and Deposit Assistance
$1,502 Still Needed
This medically retired Army National Guard member and his caregiver spouse were given very little notice that the owner of their was selling, and so they have had to scramble to find a place to live. Their only income is his VA disability an her caregiver stipend, and so there is very little left over to security deposits and moving costs. Please help us get this family set up for the holidays and the New Year.
A Fresh Start Needed for Navy Veteran
$241 Still Needed
This Navy veteran was discharged for illness and has struggled ever since, including a brief amount of time being homeless. Now he has an opportunity to start fresh with being accepted into college but needs deposit assistance for college owned housing.
Guard Family Struggling After Birth of Twins
$1,990 Still Needed
This Army National Guard family has been struggling since the birth of their twins. The spouse has had to care for both herself, the babies and her combat injured husband, and has been unable to return to work. Please help them get the best start they can to the New Year by assisting with rent, groceries, and essential items for their young babies.
Medically Retired Medic Coping With Injuries
$417 Still Needed
Injuries he sustained in the Army as a medic have steadily worsened to the point that the veteran can no longer work. He is currently being reevaluated by the VA and Social Security Administration for an increase in benefits and support, but it is taking time. The family is now worried they will lose their housing or have their utilities turned off. Please join us in giving them a true gift of peace of mind this holiday season by providing some stability as they work the process.
Fast Med Board Process Surprises Army Family
$2,850 Still Needed
This Army family was expecting their soldier's med board process to take much longer than it did, and the rapid decision in under 2 months left them unprepared for transition out of service. They have to quickly move from housing and are in need of assistance with deposit and rent for a place to live.
Navy Family's Son Hospitalization Creates Financial Crisis
$4,668 Still Needed
The young son of this Navy family had to have major surgery, and Mom had to take a leave of absence from work when childcare costs became too much for the family to bear financially. She now has work in opposite shift of the sailor so one can be home to care for the children, but the months without pay have put them in a serious bind. They have never missed paying a bill and this struggle has been tough for them. Help us get them back on the road to being strong, stable and secure by assisting with overdue house payments, car payments and utilities.
Ill Air Force Veteran Needs Help With Truck
$677 Still Needed
This ill Air Force veteran moved to Alaska to be closer to family so she could receive support during her illness and recovery period. The cost of the move and settling in was more than she expected and she has fallen on some time financial times as a result. She is at risk of losing her truck, which is desperately needed to navigate winter roads and get her to her medical appointments. Please help us keep this veteran on the road.
Medically Retired Soldier Worries About Safety of Vehicle
$1,018 Still Needed
This medically retired soldier is in desperate need of assistance with car repairs to his only vehicle. He has numerous appointments due to the severity of his service-connected disabilities, and he must be able to safely get to them, especially during Colorado winters. Please join us in helping this veteran gain security and stability and safely back on the road.
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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