A Hero is an individual who commits an act of selflessness and self-sacrifice, which certainly describes the men and women who serve, and have served, in the United States Armed Forces. Tragically though, far too many of our Country’s military Heroes are in need, suffer in silence and 20 are committing suicide every day.
United we continue to provide the humanitarian relief of hope and help that makes Life-Saving and Changing differences for our military Heroes in their time of need.
There are moments in all of our lives that we could use some hope and a little help.
Should this be one of those moments for you and you’re a Veteran living in Cook, Lake or McHenry county of Illinois, or the Wisconsin counties of Kenosha, Racine or Milwaukee, please do not hesitate to contact the United Relief Foundation.
Under Federal Law a VETERAN is any person, who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard) of the United States. General and Under Honorable conditions also qualify.
Just as the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces sometimes can go unnoticed, the pain and suffering of Veterans endure are not always apparent either, but that doesn’t make their needs any less real.
727,575 Veterans are reported by the U.S. Census Bureau to be residing in Illinois and 408,870 in Wisconsin
Twenty two Veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration.
Over 57,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
More than 1.4 million Veterans are living below the poverty line according to US Senate report, and another 1.4 million are just above the line. Over 900,000 veterans live in households which receive food stamps reports the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts: Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans. As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans. 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan.
3.8 million Veterans have a service-connected disability rating according to the American Community Survery 2014.
Unemployment is much higher among post 911 Veterans than the general population according to the Department of Labor.
By Standing Tall we’ve been able to make Life-Changing and Saving Differences by providing hundreds of our Heroes Lifelines of Hope and Help in their time of need; purchasing adaptive equipment and residence accessibility modifications for Home-bound (and disabled Veterans); offering comfort to Hospitalized (and Hospice) Vets and coming to the aid of Homeless Veterans, and their families such as an Honorably Discharged Army Veteran, his wife and two children with safe housing, food, medicine, job prospects and even gas money to get to job interviews, for example.
The reward for your generous Single Act of Kindness donation will be in the personal satisfaction you deserve by helping to make profoundly positive differences in the lives of our Country’s Homeless, Home-bound and Hospitalized military Heroes we serve.