Southern IL Student Veterans House

$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 31 months
Dena Ferraro
on behalf of Anthony Pilota
 CARBONDALE, IL
Mission Statement:

The Student Veteran Housing Program was established to ensure no student veteran attending a Higher educational Institute in Southern Illinois goes homeless or struggles with transitioning to college life.

Vision Statement:

To providing affordable and transitional housing to Veteran students while attending Higher Educational Institutes in Southern Illinois.

About us:

Southern Illinois is well known for its veteran friendly Higher Education Establishments that provides outstanding Student services to its veteran population. Each year more and more veterans find themselves coming to Southern Illinois for the great opportunities and resources that the region provides to not only to Student Veterans but the Veteran Population as a Whole.

In recent years with more and more student veterans arriving in Southern Illinois we have noticed a growing problem in regards to the needs of student veterans and off-campus housing options as well as trouble transitioning and finding other veterans to help with the transition.

We have noticed that Veterans that first come to Southern Illinois and have not received there GI bill benefits yet are becoming forced to live on the street and within their vehicles until they receive their first full GI Bill payment. First full GI Bill payments usually are not received until almost 2 months after the semester has started.

Seeing this need for transitional housing has caused us at the Southern Illinois Veterans Student Organization to start the Student Veteran Housing Program. We established this Program to provide Off-Campus housing opportunities for veterans struggling with the transition as well as creating a community house for veterans to know where to find other veterans that can help with the transitioning process.

How You Can Help Us End Student Veteran Homelessness

Student Veteran Housing Sponsorship Program

Special Recognition Sponsor: Minimum $100  
1.      Name listed on Special Recognition plaque at Veteran house.
2.      Name on Special Recognition on Southern Illinois
 Veterans Website.

Bronze Sponsor: Minimum $500
1.      Name listed on Bronze Sponsorship plaque at Veteran house.
2.      “I Support Southern Illinois Veterans” T-shirt.
3.      Name and Logo listed on sponsorship webpage with Bronze Sponsorship badge.
4.      Name and logo listed in Veteran Friendly Guide to Southern Illinois with Bronze Sponsor Identification.

Silver Sponsor: Minimum $1000
1.      Name listed on Silver Sponsor Plaque at Veteran House.
2.      “I support Southern Illinois Veterans T-shirt and hat.
3.      Name and Logo listed on sponsorship webpage with Silver Sponsorship badge.
4.      Half page advertisement is Veteran Friendly Guide to Southern Illinois with Silver Sponsor Identification.

Gold Sponsor: Minimum $5000
1.      Name listed on Gold Sponsor Plaque at Veteran House.
2.      “I support  Southern Illinois Veterans” T-shirt, hoodie and hat.
3.      Name, Logo and Hyperlink listed on sponsorship webpage with Gold Sponsorship badge.
4.      Full page advertisement is Veteran Friendly Guide to Southern Illinois  with Gold Sponsor Identification.

Platinum Sponsor: Minimum $10000
1.      Name listed on Platinum Sponsor Plaque at Veteran House.
2.      Name engraved in Brick around House Flag Pole.
3.      “I support Southern Illinois Veterans” T-shirt, hoodie, hat, and coffee mug.
4.      Name, Logo and Hyperlink listed on sponsorship webpage with Gold Sponsorship badge and personal thanks and review for all the support.
5.      Full page advertisement is Veteran Friendly Guide to Southern Illinois with Gold Sponsor Identification and personal thanks and review for all the support.
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I would Just like to thank everyone for the Donations in helping us accomplish our goal. We are currently working with Veterans Employment and Housing NFP to make this project possible and are striving to accomplish our mission so please keep sharing because every dollar donated brings us one step forward into reaching the goal of ensuring transitioning veterans a place to succeed and communicate there difficulties.
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for more information please contact at:
Phone: (618) 509 3937
Email: pilotasa55@siu.edu
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Dena Ferraro
29 months ago
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Thank you we appreciate every bit of help when we are able to secure the house I will make sure to let you know

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Sue Mullen
29 months ago

Im a local Army Mom and I'd like to help! ❤️

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$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 31 months
Created February 25, 2016
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Arien Herrmann
29 months ago
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Good luck guys! Semper Fi!

Dena Ferraro
29 months ago
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Thank you we appreciate every bit of help when we are able to secure the house I will make sure to let you know

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Sue Mullen
29 months ago

Im a local Army Mom and I'd like to help! ❤️

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