CARE COMFORT COMPASSION

UNITED IN SERVICE: Mustering The Troops To Help Bring Some Comfort To The Children Of Veterans Who Are Single Parents.

Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by COVID-19 as well as to all the brave frontline Health Care Professionals, First Responders and Volunteers, and their families.

United Relief Foundation’s service during this crisis is to continue on the best we can, in any way we can, to be a source of hope and help to the most vulnerable veterans, which in some cases include their children.

Every single personal act of kindness is another shining example of how in times of crisis, Americans do not hesitate to be United In Service: Mustering the Troops to help bring some comfort to the children of veterans who are single parents, especially women, is one of those examples.

Women veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless as non-veteran women. Women veterans are also more likely to be single parents with one or more dependents. DAV Study

Staying at home is paramount to the well being of all. However, confinement to one’s home makes it challenging to be of help to the most vulnerable Americans who are in isolation.

Mustering the Troops is an example of overcoming the challenges of confinement to do a good deed that will make a difference by being the difference.

Dr. Jennifer (King) Murray will be mustering troops of crocheted comfort-giving animals to be given to the children of single-parent veterans as part of United Relief Foundation’s Care Comfort Compassion COVID-19 humanitarian aid efforts.

Before Dr. Murray’s troops can serve, each one will have to pass her daughter Arya’s comfort and cuddle tests.

In this situation, Mustering the Troops is focused on providing some comfort to the children of single mothers, and fathers also, who served in the United States military.

But, similar personal acts of kindness can as easily be for single parents who are Health Care Professionals, First Responders, and Volunteers or even our neighbors.

United Relief Foundation bringing some comfort to the children of single-parent veterans

Before Dr. Murray’s troops can serve, each one will have to pass her daughter Arya’s comfort and cuddle tests.

WOMEN VETERANS:
THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) report shows service gaps for women in health care, transition services, disability compensation, employment and housing.

The research reveals that America’s nearly 300,000 women veterans are put at risk by a system designed for and dominated by male veterans.

Post-9/11 in Afghanistan and Iraq. While the number of male veterans is expected to decline by 2020, the number of women veterans is expected to grow dramatically, to 11 percent of the veteran population.

“The number of women veterans is growing, and our country is simply not doing enough to meet their health, social and economic needs,” said Joy J. Ilem, DAV’s deputy national legislative director.

United Relief Foundation’s service during the COVID-19 crisis is to continue on the best we can, in any way we can, to be a source of hope and help to the most vulnerable veterans, which in some cases include their children.

Care Comfort Compassion: With essential volunteers only, and taking personal (and public) safety-first precautions, the United Relief Foundation continues to be of service to Veterans in need.

With United Relief Foundation’s Hope and Help Partner National Women Veterans United (NWVU) the Foundation’s COVID-19 efforts shall continue to serve those female veterans in need. Learn more about NWVU

It seems hand crocheted items provide a lot of comfort. The photograph of United Relief Foundation’s president Frank Salato with NWVU president Rochelle Crump was chosen as a knitted item example to help provide comfort to women veterans in need.

Frank Salato and Rochelle Crump

The two blankets in the photo are from the over 50 crocheted items donated by Rita Arnold along with a monetary donation by her daughter Paula Aitken, owner of Casting Whimsy during the Foundation’s ‘Tis the Season of Service campaign.