In the service of those who have served our Country!

Life-Saving & Changing Differences

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.


United Relief Foundaiton

There are plenty of reasons for Veterans to be in despair, however, there are very few reasons why we can’t continue Standing Tall to make even more Life-Saving and Life-Changing differences for our military Heroes in need.

To Our Heroes in 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.

Frank Salato

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.

Lifelines of Hope and Help for our Heroes in need

Care Comfort Compassion

United Relief Foundation

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Body Mind Spirit Empower-Fit for Vets

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Home Sweet Home

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Share the Warmth

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Join Us In Standing Tall for Veterans in need

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.

Not all of our Heroes needs are easy to notice and their suffering is more than most of us can imagine.

Illinois & Wisconsin Veterans

727,575 Veterans are reported by the U.S. Census Bureau to be residing in Illinois and 408,870 in Wisconsin


Twenty 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.

Mental Wellbeing

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.

Service-Connected Disabilities

 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.


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.