WWII veterans funeral expenses

Raising money for my grandfathers funeral  who is a WWII veteran. Anyone who knows me knows how close we were and how much I have done to care for him and it saddens me that I have to resort to a go fund me to be able to bury him. Grandpa retired from Hercules and with his retirement had a 10,000$ life insurance policy and health insurance he thought he would always have, well about a year ago we recieved a letter stating that they were canceling it due to it being active so long basically penalizing him for living for so long. So after finding that out we looked into other options. We tried getting help through veterans affairs but they can’t do much unless you’re service connected and for years grandpa never even used the va and never knew he could be service connected since he didn’t retire from the army, he’s always had the most awful PTSD from the war and found out he could be connected from that. So last couple months we’ve tried to get him help and get him to be service connected but paper work and evaluations take so long to go through and him being 98 it’s just to late. So although I hate asking for help this is for someone I love oh so much and just want him to have a proper burial that he deserves. A WWII vet shouldn’t have had to worry about how they were going to be buried, So anything helps and I truly appreciate it! Only thing the va will give for a funeral is a plaque and 1500$ reimbursement if he passes in the hospital.

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  • Tesa Archer 
    • $42 
    • 2 mos
  • Neal Bedworth 
    • $40 
    • 2 mos
  • JANE SHORT 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Bobbi-Jo & Jamey Christofferson 
    • $60 
    • 2 mos
  • David Daughdrill 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos

Organizer 

Tiffany White 
Organizer
Petersburg, VA
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