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Fill A BackPack and Support A Military Child
$588 Still Needed
About 1.2 million military children have a parent on active duty, and nearly 190,000 spouses are left to manage their households alone. Many of them endure financial challenges that can make purchasing even small expenses, like school supplies, a real struggle. Your support can change that. Help us reach our goal of $1250 and be a part of providing backpacks with school supplies to 200 military kids.
Help 15 Military Families to Pay Their Utility Bills
$1,711 Still Needed
When managing a home and a monthly budget during the summer, it is critical to keep utilities working. Some military families forgo utility payments when the bills are overwhelming. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, ensure military families have the comforts of home inside, no matter what the weather is outside. The average amount we provide to families for assistance with a utility bill is $205.87. Please help us assist 15 families with their bills.
Help Three Tour Combat Veteran With Car Repair
$382 Still Needed
Three tours in Iraq have left this veteran solider permanently and totally disabled. An error with the Social Security office resulted in his address being incorrect and his benefits being temporarily suspended. Tough enough to lose income, but when you also are faced with an expensive car repair, the challenges can be draining emotionally. Your gift to help with car repair will give him a much needed break so he can make his appointments and get back on his feet.
Illness and Car Accident Creating Financial Crisis
$668 Still Needed
Medical appointments and a recent car accident have left this wounded Marine and veteran of the Afghanistan conflict in need of assistance to cover his rent for the month. It has been tough for him to ask for help as he is used to taking care of matters himself, but the loss of income from being out of work and car deductible has strained his limited budget to the limit. Please help us get him back on his feet and feeling secure again as a thank you for his service.
Added Medical Expenses Strain Budget
$182 Still Needed
Some added medical expenses for their children have strained the budget of this Army National Guard family. As a result, they are in need of assistance with utilities. Often, just one unexpected bill creates a financial crisis for our families, as they have here. Your support can make a difference and help this family get back on track.
Bronze Star Recipient Medically Retired and Struggling
$1,042 Still Needed
Recently medically retired from the Army after two tours in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan that saw him awarded a Bronze Star, this veteran has been unable to find work that won't aggravate his service-connected injuries. He and his wife are pursuing additional benefits support, including caregiver compensation, but the process takes time and they are struggling to make ends meet. Please help us thank him for his dedicated service by assisting with groceries, utilities and a car payment.
Tough Times After Six Combat Deployments
$315 Still Needed
This medically retired soldier saw six combat deployments in his time in the Army, and they have left him physically disabled to the point he can no longer work. His wife has recently stopped working to provide full-time care to him and their special needs child. While they work through the paperwork to get approved as a caregiver and for other benefits, they need help with utilities that are overdue. He is facing yet another surgery, and knowing this burden has been lifted will help him focus on recovery. Please consider a gift to this need.
Long Road to Recovery for Marine
$508 Still Needed
Seriously injured during his deployment to Afghanistan, this Marine veteran has had a long road to recovery, which continues, but there is a bright spot for him. He is well enough now to attend school in August, which will go a long way to securing a future for his family of 5. At this time, they need assistance with a month's worth of rent so they can have a break from the stress of struggling to make ends meet.
Rent and Deposit Needed for AF Veteran and Son
$1,711 Still Needed
This Air Force Veteran and single mother received an unexpected request to vacate her residence due to the homeowner selling the home. Her son is undergoing surgery this month and she will be out of work providing care, while also worrying about her own upcoming surgery this month for her service connection disabilities. This sudden move came at a very difficult time and she cannot cover move-in cost. Help us let this family focus on their health by assisting with rent and deposit for new place to live.
Doctors Urge Veteran to Stop Working
$1,020 Still Needed
The health of this medically retired Navy reservist has worsened, specifically, the injuries he sustained while deployed to Afghanistan. His doctor has urged him to stop working to focus on intensive medical treatment, stating that continuing to work will only make matters worse. This is a tenuous transition period while he awaits increased support and benefit, and your assistance with rent and utilities for the month will help ensure that the situation does not become an insurmountable crisis.
Son's Surgery Creates Hardship for Army NG Veteran
$2,565 Still Needed
Travelling back and forth several hours for multiple surgeries to repair his son's heart has left this Iraq combat injured veteran struggling to cover basic living expenses at a time when all his energy needs to be focused on his son. Please consider helping the family with housing costs so they do not have to worry about losing their home on top of worrying about their son's survival.
Health Crisis Creates Tailspin for Veteran Family
$1,445 Still Needed
This dual veteran family has been struggling since a health crisis forced the one veteran able to work to have to take an extended unpaid leave of absence. Now working through the disability system, they have done what they can to make ends meet but are running out of funds and options. Please help them through this difficult time by assisting with one month's rent.
Career of Service Ends With Injuries and Stress
$2,494 Still Needed
This career sailor was devastated to learn that his career would end due to the severity of the injuries he sustained over multiple combat deployments. He and his spouse were already facing a challenge with the health of one of their children and expecting another. Your help can make their transition from service a success by assisting with rent and deposit after relocation after service.
Recently Medically Retired Bronze Star Recipient Needs Help
$810 Still Needed
After 16 years of service which saw him awarded a Bronze Star, this Army medic was medically retired at the end of the year, and has been waiting for his compensation to be received. His spouse is also applying to the VA Caregiver program. They were without income for two months until the VA compensation was 1st received, and they are still waiting on the other compensation. This has caused them to fall behind on housing and utility payments as well as struggling to make ends meet with basics, like groceries. Please join us in helping this family though transition from service as a thanks for all they have done for our country.
Miscommunication About Medical Appt Results in Benefit Loss
$1,387 Still Needed
This Marine veteran was recently notified that his VA benefits were being reduced because he missed a VA appointment that he did not realize that he had been scheduled for. While he works out the issue with the VA to get his benefit reinstated, he needs assistance with rent and a car payment.
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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