United Relief Foundation’s interaction with Veterans in a genuine manner that they are uplifted knowing their service has not been forsaken and they haven’t been forgotten.


United Relief Foundation’s involvement in providing Veterans with the support and tools to improve the quality of their lives and overcome their individual challenges.


United Relief Foundation’s ability to combine hope and help into a powerful healing force that can make profound, lasting differences in the lives of the Veterans we touch.

Who We Are

Chartered as a not-for-profit by the State of Illinois on February 2, 2006, the United Relief Foundation is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated in service of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Who We Serve

Homeless, Homebound, Hospitalized and Disability-rated Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard combat and non-combat Veterans. Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” 

What We Are About

Doing good deeds that make a Profound Lasting Difference in the life of each Veteran we touch, and then compounding the good done and differences made by welcoming those who want to Stand Tall with us in service to those who served.

Our Core Beliefs

All good deeds are significant and every generous act should be a rewarding experience.

Our Core Principles

United Relief Foundation’s two core principles are making a “connection” between those wanting to help and those in need, and engaging others in a manner that would provide balanced benefits to all involved to “compound the good” done and differences made.

United Relief Foundation Founding Logo
Founding Logo
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How We Are United

Understandably, not unless your life has been touched in some way, making a connection to a cause can be challenging.

Welcoming others to have a rewarding part in the Foundation’s humanitarian relief efforts of hope and help is how we are united in the service to 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 has quietly gone about doing good deeds and making profound differences. However, the following benchmarks might helpful in providing some insight.


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 two victims of Katrina, and reunited them with their respective families.

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United Relief Foundation, Inc. is officially formed as a 501 (c)(3) humanitarian aid organization and chartered by the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization on February 2, 2006.


United Relief Foundation’s founding president, Frank Salato, deceased Father and Uncle served in the United States Navy and his Niece’s enlistment in the United States Army were factors in United Relief Foundation’s attention and humanitarian relief focus shift to serving those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.


Standing Tall for VeteransUnited Relief Foundation introduces Standing Tall for Veterans in need as an umbrella initiative for Lifelines in current Illinois and Wisconsin service areas and future nationwide efforts.

Founding and Current President's Personal-Side

Frank Salato continues to be grateful for his blessed life.  Frank was 27 when his Father (Frank) passed away at the age of 57 and the loss started his perpetual drive to be as giving as his Dad. Hurricane Katrina was the tragedy that Frank wanted to do more than writing a check, henceforth the United Relief Foundation. Even though Frank is appreciative of the accolades, from receiving 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. As Frank redirects energy from being president of The Webheads Inc. into his charitable endeavors of doing more good with the United Relief Foundation, he draws even more on the caring, giving spirit of his dear deceased Parents Frank and Alice, and baby Brother Lawrence.

Board of Directors
Frank Salato
Maria Page
Debby Hojnacki
Attorney Richard Valentino

Lead Advisor Board
Konni Vukelic
Micheal Ragan
Denise Heisner
Lisa Rising
Michele Quagliano
Kelly Nash
Linda Sanzeri