Why We Are Needed
On any given night 40,000 Veterans are Homeless and 13,000 are Unsheltered, and Tens of Thousands are Homebound and Hospitalized.
Each year, over 6,000 Veterans Commit Suicide, 400,000 Suffer from Invisible Wounds and 4-million have a service-connected disability.
Almost 1.2 million Veterans Live Below the Poverty Level and countless numbers are Residing in Sub-standard and Transitional Housing.
The total Veteran population in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories/Foreign, as of Sept. 30, 2017, was 19,998,799.
Source: Office of Enterprise Integration, National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, VA Veteran Population Projection Model 2016, Table 6L at http://www.va.gov/vetdata/
Care: The personal hygiene products, clothing, food and other essentials for the basic health and wellness of our Heroes.
Comfort: Engagements to help our Heroes feel safe and find them shelter or improve their living their conditions.
Compassion: You’re not alone interaction with our At-Risk and Homeless, Homebound and Hospitalized Heroes.
Our Service to Veterans in need
• Engage in One-on-One Interaction
• Provide Essential Support
• Offer Self-Sufficiency Tools
Profound Lasting Differences Made
• Empowered Self-Worth
• Bolstered Health and Wellness
• Revitalized Self-Dependence
• Enhanced Quality of Life
Compounding the Good
An improved state of mind, body, and spirit of our men and women Veterans increases their ability to be more involved in the wellbeing of other Veterans as well as being positive contributors to their communities and society.
Today is a good day to do a good deed that will help our military Heroes know they have not been forgotten and their service has not been forsaken.
Amazon or Walmart gift cards will be gratefully accepted and should be mailed to United Relief Foundation 500 Lake Cook Road Suite 350 Deerfield, Illinois 60015.
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How Your Generosity Will Help
Crisis and Dignity Situations
• Emergency Shelter
• Personal Hygiene Essentials
• Health and Wellness
• Physical Fitness
• Reintegration Skills
Compound Your Generosity
You may be surprised to learn that the basic personal hygiene products most of us take for granted every day are a luxury to more Veterans than you think and just one personal care kit helps boost a Veteran’s dignity more than you could know.
Choosing the United Relief Foundation on Smile.Amazon.com to purchase a women’s personal care (basic hygiene) kit will generate a donation of 0.5% of your purchase to the Foundation from Amazon. Please consult with a tax professional to the extent your purchase (contribution) is tax deductible.
Sources: United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), United States Census Bureau and National Coalition of Homeless Veterans. The homeless are defined by U.S. federal legislation as people who “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”