17 Years of Service
United Relief Foundation

What We Are About

United Relief Foundation officers, board members, volunteers and donors are dedicated to 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, occasional media attention and public accolades, the United Relief Foundation quietly goes about Making a Difference by Being the Difference for 17 years.

United Relief Foundation president Frank Salato receiving an award from the National Women Veterans United

Remembering, Honoring, and Helping Veterans in need!

Being united in the service of remembering, honoring and helping the men and women who served in the United States military is how we can show our Veterans they have not been forgotten in their time of need and their service has not been forsaken.

United Relief Foundation Also Remembers and Honors the service and sacrifice of our Fallen Heroes, active military, and their families.

Who We Serve

Men and Women veterans anywhere in the United States

Veterans in Survival Situations who are homeless. at risk of homelessness or experiencing a wellbeing crisis. These veterans are the most vulnerable because they do not have the financial or physical means to travel to get the help they need, making them also the least visible to the public.

Veterans in Stable Situations who can support themselves, but are experiencing a self-reliant or wellbeing hardship, challenge or crisis.

Veterans in Supportive Situations who are receiving some type of support from a veteran service organization but have needs beyond the help they are receiving.

How We Get Connected with The Veterans We Serve

United Relief Foundation One-on-One Boots-on-the-Ground Outreach, Program and Campaign contact.

Third Party
United Relief Foundation is contacted by a veteran service organization or agency.

Veterans contact the United Relief Foundation by phone or using website’s Veterans in Need form.

Our Beginnings and Benchmarks

United Relief Foundation Katrina relief efforts

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.

2014 – United Relief Foundation introduces United in Service as an umbrella for efforts in the service of veterans in need anywhere in the United States.

United Relief Foundation dedicated individuals helping to make a difference

How the United Relief Foundation Is Able to Make a Difference in So Many Veterans Lives

With a core of dedicated individuals and minimal operational overhead, the United Relief Foundation can take quick, decisive action and compound the Good Done and Differences Made with the support provided by our United in Service volunteers, donors, patrons, and partners.

Your Good Deed Donation is tax-deductible.

The United Relief Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization chartered as a nonprofit by the State of Illinois on February 2, 2006.

Your tax-deductible Good Deed donation will help make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the men and women who served in the United States military.
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