Our Core

You Don't Have to Serve in the United States Military to be of Service to those Who Have

What We Are About

Making A Difference by Being The Difference

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.

Who We Serve

Men and Women who have honorably served in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. 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.” 

Our Geographical Reach

Illinois: Cook, Lake and McHenry counties
Wisconsin: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee and Walworth counties
• Rapid Response Initiative: Illinois and Wisconsin state wide
• January 2020 – State and Nationwide expansion
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Frank Salato
Founding President Personal-Side

Frank Salato

Frank was 27 when his Father Frank, a Navy Veteran, passed away at the age of 57 and the loss started his perpetual drive to be as giving as his Dad. In response to suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina 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 the president of his company 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 Brother Lawrence.

Board of Directors
Frank Salato
Maria Page
Debby Hojnacki

Advisory Board
Konni Vukelic
Micheal Ragan
Denise Heisner

Advisors
Lisa Rising
Michele Quagliano
Kelly Nash
Linda Sanzeri

Counsel/Compliance Attorney Richard Valentino