A Hero is a person who displays the courage and will for self sacrifice.
It is heartbreaking that there are any Veterans in need and those who Served Our Country are being dismissed, overlooked or forgotten. However, where there is a will there is a way to make profoundly positive differences in the lives of our Veterans and Service Members.
United Relief Foundation’s purpose is to do what needs to be done to make tangible, lasting differences in the lives of our Heroes by turning well meaning words and intentions into tangible deeds and actions.
Whether it is Patriotism, Pride in Our Heroes or Desire to Help Those Who Serve you will most likely find the giving as reward enough, however, you’ll receive a very gratifying experience knowing (and seeing) that your contribution to the United Relief Foundation helped to make profoundly positive differences in the lives of our Heroes.
Your generosity will be part of a united collaboration to Do What Needs To Be Done in providing the relief necessary for our Heroes to maintain hope that they have not been forgotten and receive the help to restore their lives.
A lack of affordable housing has contributed to veteran homelessness, the VA says.
- Approximately 90% of homeless or at risk Veterans were honorably discharged from military service
- Up to 48,000 Afghan and Iraq vets at risk for homelessness
- Military veterans have a higher unemployment rate than the overall population
- Illinois has 731,089 veterans
- 7% of new Illinois veterans live below the poverty line
- Wisconsin has 409,419 veterans
- 11% of all adults using residential homeless services are Wisconsin veterans