15 Years Of Serving Those In Need
What We Are About
The United Relief Foundation is about doing the good deeds that make profound lasting differences in the lives of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
For the most part, with the exception of a Good Morning America appearance and occasional media attention, the United Relief Foundation quietly goes about Making A Difference by Being The Difference.
Welcoming others to have a rewarding part in the Foundation’s humanitarian relief efforts is how we are united in the service to the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
United Relief Foundation also Remembers and Honors the service and sacrifice of our Fallen Heroes, all veterans, active military, and their families.
Veterans in Survival Situations
These are veterans who are homeless. at risk of being homeless. or experiencing a wellbeing crisis.
Veterans in Stable Situations
These are veterans who can support themselves, but are experiencing a hardship, challenge or crisis.
Veterans in Supportive Situations
These are veterans who are receiving some type of support from a veterans service organization.
2005 - Founding president Frank Salato leads Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts to collect and deliver relief supplies. The first effort: relief flown by private aircraft to Slidell Airport Louisiana under military control, 2nd supply air-transport and returning to Illinois with victims of Katrina and reunited them with their respective families.
2006 - United Relief Foundation, Inc. is chartered by the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization on February 2, 2006, and formed as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization. Providing humanitarian aid for victims of natural disasters continues.
Remembering, Honoring and Supporting Our Veterans With Service!
2011- The service and sacrifice of American military personnel engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq brought forth a heighten awareness of the challenges Veterans had transitioned back into civilian life, prompting the United Relief Foundation to expand and focus its humanitarian aid in the service of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. US troops were officially withdrawn from Iraq in 2011
2017 - United Relief Foundation introduces UNITED IN SERVICE: Standing Tall & Together for Veterans in need as an umbrella for efforts in the service of Illinois and Wisconsin Veterans and the development of expansion programs.
Standing Tall and Together
in the service of the men and women
who served in the United States Armed Forces.
United In Service: Our Hope and Help Partners
Our Founder and President
Frank Salato was 27 when his father Frank, a Navy Veteran, passed away at the age of 57 the loss started his drive to be as giving as his Dad and has perpetuated to be as caring as his dearly departed mother, Alice, and brother Lawrence.
In response to the suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina Frank wanted to do more than writing a check. Henceforth, the formation of the United Relief Foundation in 2006 leading to humanitarian aid for Veterans that carries on to this day.
Even though Frank is appreciative of the accolades, from receiving the Lions Outstanding Service Award to a Good Morning America appearance, he gives the credit of the good done and differences made to the generosity of others.
Attorney Richard Valentino
Our Lead Veteran Advisors
500 Lake Cook Road
Suite 350 Deerfield, Illinois 60015
United Relief Foundation is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization chartered as a not-for-profit by the State of Illinois on February 2, 2006. EIN: 20-4374530
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.