Final Expenses Help Needed!

My husband and I were together for just under a year, when he fell and broke his hip the night of Jan 21. He was gone less than 36 hours later.  I last saw him alive around 5pm on Jan 22. I got the call at 4:15am on Jan 23, telling me he was gone. We were only married 2 months and 6 days when he passed away. Jim was the center of my world, and I'm heartbroken. 

He was a USAF Veteran, who was deeply involved in the POW/MIA movement, and with Run For The Wall. He was a member of American Legion Post 76, American Legion Riders, and The Patriot Guard.  One of Jim's greatest pleasures, was sitting out in front of Creech AFB on his trike, and waving to people as they came and went from the base. He appreciated every single person on that base.

I'm needing help with his final expenses, and to help pay the bills, until I start receiving the VA survivor's pension. I've been informed by the VA, that it will take until sometime in late June for my claim to be processed, and a decision made on whether or not I'll receive the benefits I applied for.

I don't qualify for the Social Security death or survivor's benefits since we weren't married for a minimum of a year. This rule is extremely unfair to those of us who lose our spouses due to either accidental or natural causes, before being married a year.

I need the funds as soon as possible.I have bills coming in, that I can't afford to pay, since all I have coming in now, is what I get in Social Security Disability. 


This picture was taken at our wedding Nov 17, 2017.

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Organizer

Tammy Lynn Driver 
Organizer
Indian Springs, NV
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