Help the Vets that Trump Forgot!
The group was on the Trump Foundation list as having received $1000 in 2013 ... only they didn't actually get a check from Trump. Worse, in 2016, they were contacted again about getting some of the money from Trump's skip-the-debate "fundraiser." But when they were honest enough to admit they hadn't gotten the first payment, the Trump campaign left them out in the cold. Again.
Each year the twelve volunteers at Friends of Veterans help over ten times that many vets come in out of the cold. There's no paid staff and few expenses — just a group of men and women who know what these folks are going through and want to help.
Many of the volunteers are themselves veterans, and have suffered the kind of injuries and trauma that ends up putting so many vets in tough situations. They're not just friends; they're family.
So here's a chance to get them the cash they missed out on when Trump turned them away.
Each vet that the group works with takes an average of $600. So a $2000 contribution would be enough to give three homeless vets a home before winter sets in, and maybe pay a few heating bills on the side. Friends of Veterans has also started working with other groups to get service dogs—which the VA prescribes but doesn't provide—to the vets who need them. As it turns out, $2000 would be just enough to provide one of those dogs to a vet who really needs the help.
What to really make America great(er)? Get our veterans off the streets. This is a real charity, staffed by caring volunteers, working to help homeless vets. You are not going to find anything better than that when it comes to making an investment in Doing Good.
Send these guys some help.
If you want to read about how they missed out on money from Trump simply by being honest, check out this article.
And I would have been happy to comment, but no one called me.
Another big thanks to everyone. Your generosity was noticed.
It focuses on the need for service dogs and their cost to veterans.
I have worked with Friends of Veterans for years and the Board of Directors are dedicated to helping Veterans in need. FOV does very little fundraising and relies mostly on grants and donations from generous individuals like you all here. I have seen the look on some of the Veterans faces who have received heating fuel and it is a wonderful feeling. This is a great cause and a great group of people to help.
I love it that this campaign has so convincingly exceeded its goal of raising two thousand dollars. It doesn't matter that someone "forgot" to make a promised donation as long as We The People step up and come through for our veterans. It's a privilege to help this outstanding group of volunteers help our vets lead independent, productive lives.
FOV does a few annual fundraisers and here is the video from their first golf event. I hope you enjoy watching it. https://youtu.be/_gENfkHzaVI
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