Sr. Pastor Patrick Sanders discusses DVNF’s Participation in the Flint, MI., Wellness Fair.
Sr. Pastor Patrick Sanders talks about partnering with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
I personally have always been an admirer of Anderson Cooper, and had ACS not had direct experience with the DVNF I might very well have bought into the hype.
It is a constant struggle for us to find donors and supporter in this wretched economy. It sickens my heart to see somebody that actually IS reaching out to help, take the bashing that you have from CNN and frankly I just don’t get it.
I could provide a list of hundreds of organizations who have never offered us a dime in response to our requests for help. I can tell you that half of the letters that I send out in search of support, go completely unanswered, including a few to Anderson Cooper himself. Adult Care Services non-profit organization that is fighting to stay afloat in order to provide services to those who have no insurance and cannot afford the care that they need. More than half of our residents and participants are Veterans who at one time, offered their lives for our country. We struggle every day to compete with “for profit” organization who are turning our clients away. Without the support of organization like the DVNF, we would have to cut back services and many of our participants would go without care (which includes medical monitoring and two nutritious meals per day).
It would be my sincere pleasure to help you and the Foundation in any way that I can. And we cannot thank you enough for the support that you have provided us.
Stephen B. Whisenhunt; M.S., MBA
Director of Fund Development –Adult Care Services
Disabled Veterans National Foundation,
I can not think of the words to express myself at the moment. Your foundation helped my family and I when we needed help the most. I have been struggling for the past few months trying to keep my bills paid and utilities on. Gas and electric bills were burying me deeper and deeper and I just could not seem to get them caught up or paid on time. With your help, I can finally see an end to my financial problems that have been weighing on me for so long.
The stress and burden that my family and I have been through now seemed far behind me.
Thank you so very much. This has been such an enormous help. The weight of the world has been lifted off of me. Thank you again. I just can’t say that enough.
Dear Ms. Rivers,
On behalf of our Board of Directors and the veterans we serve, I thank you, the Disabled Veterans National FOudnation, and your foundation’s donors for your generous $5,000.00 grant award. As I had mentioned in our grant application, our mission of serving our areas military veterans and disabled veterans was growing at a rapid pace and at a time we were outgrowing our original facility. This has become a reality as we have moved into a much larger consumer friendly facility with no stairs, off street parking and much needed space. We have tripled our square footage and able to serve many more veterans and assist them in their personal and private needs. In 2011, we distributed funds int eh amount of $8,500.00 to area veterans “in need”. Our center also provides a place for camaraderie allowing them to mingle and network with each other. We are continuously growing going from serving 20-25 veterans per day in 2011 to currently 30-40 per day.
As you know, growing larger equates to increased demand for the assistance that we provide to our areas “in need” veterans and their familties. Your generous DVNF grant award will truly help us with the additional funding needed to accommodate our anticipated increase of services we will be providing in 2012.
For yourself and those of your DVNF colleagues that wish to further acquaint themselves with our organization, we are on Facebook under VFC Dubuque. The DVNF grant award is posted on our Facebook profile page.
The radio news media on four of our local stations also ran news stories on the DVNF grant award. KDTH-AM, KGRR-FM, WVRE-FM and KATF-FM all announced the Veterans Freedom Center’s receipt of your DVNF grant award on all of their newscasts on March 6th and March 7th, a total of 28 twenty two second spots. These spots provided a short interview with our VFC Director and acknowledged the DVNF, as a non-profit foundation dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and medical needs of the men and women who return home after serving our country.
I have enclosed a news story that appeared in our local newspaper. We felt so good about helpign this veteran and the next day Melissa called and informed me of the grant award! Needless to say the DVNF’s recognition additionall reinforced our goals in our mission to help veterans.
Again, thank you, and the DVNF for your kind and generous support.
Board of Directors
On behalf of Volunteers of America for Florida, I want to thank you for your generous donation of shirts, bedding, water, chips, candy, hand sanitizer, sweat pants, blankets and adult diapers.
The items will be distributed to our Veterans. As you know, the Veterans in our progarm can stay for up to two years and receive Health, Training, Education and Employment and Housing Services. These Services are designed to help each Veteran regain self sufficiency and independence.
Here is a brief summary of the activities as the trailer full of items pulled into our Cocoa Progam on May 2, 2012 at 9:00 am:
The Veterans and staff members helped to unload the boxes.
The following day was spent sorting through all of the boxes and seperating all of the items into specific groups. There were severals pallets of drinking water and many boxes of blankets, which can also be used in the event of a disaster. These two items have arrived, just in time, as the “hurricane season” will be upon us in June. The clothing and other items will be distributed to our Veterans here at the Cocoa program over the next several days.
Once again, on behalf of the Volunteers of America of Florida, thank you very much!
Resource Development Manager
Volunteers of America of Florida
Dear Chief Administrative Officer,
This letter comes with the humblest thanksgivings, in having my request for Help! That is my much needed help, to not go unheard.
I believe there are thousands if not more United States Veterans who have need of the service you have provided to me. Through the Carl Vinson Medical Center known as the Dublin Veterans Administration, this opportunity was granted to me to reach out to other organizations such as yours, where I could share the story of the minor and yet major issues that face the United States Veterans.
Therefore, for the Veterans you have helped this season of your abilities to give, Thank You! Thus May the unmerited favor that is with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation be continual.
Yours in Christ
I am writing you this letter per your request on the letter I received. You all have been a great help to me and my family, and I just want to say Thank you. I received the letter on the 16th of September and September and since then the checks have been applied to the electric and gas bill. Again I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A grateful Disabled Veteran
Dear Melissa and Raegan,
On behalf of the Berkeley Food and Housing Project and the agency’s “Welcome Home Berkeley Vets” program a heartfelt word of thanks to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. The generous “Veteran’s Appreciation Day” award provided a wonderful day filled with juicy burgers, extra-creamy shakes, movies on the big screen, popcorn and camaraderie for formerly homeless veterans.
We are honored to work with the veterans participating in the inaugural year of a program developed specifically to meet their needs. Thank you for acknowledging the endeavor and for providing us with the resources to create a very special day. The veterans are sending their own special words of thanks under separate cover.
Should you, or anyone at DVNF, ever find themselves in the Berkeley area we would be honored to show you the program first-hand.
Again, with thanks,
Dear Disabled Veterans National Foundation,
Honoring Our Veterans would like to thank you for your extremely generous donation of $5,000, check number 3942. Your donation will enable us to provide combat wounded warriors and veterans with rehabilitative therapy in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. No goods or services were provided in return for your contribution.
Please accept our deepest gratitude for making our program possible.
Honoring Our Veterans
On behalf of our veteran residents, their families and our staff, I just wanted to thank you and the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for your generous grant to help provide an outstanding Veteran’s Day Celebration at the Long Island State Veterans Home.
Through your organization’s assistance, the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University was able to provide a special day to improve the quality of life for the 400 veterans we care for each and every day. Our Veteran’s Day celebration included an icecream social, distribution of military service hats to all our veterans, and the celebration was topped off with a first class performance from the Victory Belles, a patriotic trio from the National World War II Museum.
Our veterans really enjoyed the day. Attached are a few photos from the event. I hope you enjoy them. If we can be of any assistance to you in the future, please feel free to reach out to us.
Thanks again for all you do on behalf of those who protect our freedoms!
Interim Deputy Executive Director
Long Island State Veterans Home