For Immediate Release
Disabled Veterans National Foundation Reaches Halfway Mark of $7 Million Donation-Giving Goal for 2012 Way Ahead of Schedule
DVNF has distributed approximately $3.5 Million in Support and Aid to Veterans in 2012
Washington, DC- May 29, 2012- The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org ), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, has successfully raised and distributed almost $3.5 million in help and support for veterans services organizations and individual veterans around the country thus far in 2012. The total grants and deliveries have gone to many groups whose mission is similar to DVNF- to help disabled and homeless veterans get the support they deserve after serving our country and sacrificing so much.
DVNF deliveries year to date in 2012 have included truckloads of food, water and personal care products to help veterans at several Stand Down events and at care centers. In March, DVNF sent more than $60,000 worth of aid to the American Legion in Salem, Indiana to help veterans affected by deadly tornados. DVNF grants helped combat-wounded veterans receive sports and recreational therapy at Honoring Our Veterans near Jackson Hole, WY. Another Grant given by DVNF went to help veterans receive more adult care services in Prescott, AZ. Homeward Vets in Southampton, MA helped DVNF distribute an approximate $115,000 donation in hotel furniture and equipment to homeless veterans seeking apartments with furnishings.
“We are so excited to be succeeding in our ambitious annual goal of distributing close to $7 million in aid and support to so many veterans and groups that help serve veterans,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF. “We have much work to do, but it is our founding mission to help the men and women who gave so much to serve America and return home often needing help that is not there. We know they deserve our help and we are honored to be able to reach so many veterans through our work and mission.”
About DVNF: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and freedom. A non-profit 501(c)(3), DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran’s community. For more information, visit www.dvnf.org.
Statement From Disabled Veterans National Foundation President Precilla Wilkewitz
Washington, DC (May 23, 2012) — Precilla Wilkewitz, the President of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) issued the following statement today:
“The Disabled Veterans National Foundation has helped tens of thousands of veterans with direct financial aid and supplies that have made a difference in their lives. Media reports about our activities have been plain wrong and we welcome the opportunity to set the record straight.
Countless veterans’ organizations that have benefited from DVNF’s help have acknowledged this assistance in warm letters and calls.
We will happily answer the questions posed by the United States Senate Finance Committee and provide them with information that others have sadly, chosen to ignore.”
BOSTON–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) is thanking fellow veterans groups, like the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for supplying the Boston-based facility with needed food, water, clothing and hygiene supplies.
The NECHV is one of the largest veterans’ services facilities in New England, assisting over 14,000 resident and non-resident veteran clients each year.
“The DVNF shipment of needed supplies came at an especially important time for us as the fresh water and cleaning supplies they sent allowed our cooks to prepare food at a time when the Boston area was experiencing a serious problem with the potable water system.”
“We house over 250 men and women veterans each day and addressing the individual needs of each veteran is a formidable task,” said Bob Hanafin of the NECHV. “The Disabled Veterans National Foundation shipment of needed supplies came at an especially important time for us as the fresh water and cleaning supplies they sent allowed our cooks to prepare food at a time when the Boston area was experiencing a serious problem with the potable water system.”
Hanafin also noted that DVNF’s donation met a specific and particular need for items like men’s clothing, women’s clothing and non-perishable foods. The NECHV serves more than 14,000 clients from its headquarters on Court Street in Boston. The group prides its long-standing mission of helping to rehabilitate and reintegrate veterans who are homeless and unemployed with the tools they need to move forward toward self-sufficiency.
“We greatly appreciate the help and support of veterans’ service groups like the DVNF as we need that assistance to meet the needs of our veteran clients,” said Hanafin. “These organizations share the same mission we have to help our nation’s veterans who did so much to serve us all. It is a true partnership we value with many groups whose mission is to help our veterans.”
To learn more on the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, go to www.nechv.org.