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USA Cares Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation
31 May

Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) has recently awarded USA Cares with a grant of $25,000 to fund their Combat Injured program.

USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization supporting military families in crisis, is honored to announce that the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) has recently awarded USA Cares with a grant of $25,000 to fund their Combat Injured program. USA Cares’ Combat Injured program covers basic expenses for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST) while they receive treatment.

“The generous grant provided by the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will empower our organization to better address the needs of the countless combat injured veterans who seek our help,” said Hank Patton, Executive Director of USA Cares. “Since 2014, DVNF has been an incredible supporter of the work we do at USA Cares, and we cannot thank them enough for continuing to help us change lives in military communities across the nation.”

“Mental health is a major issue for so many veterans who have served our nation, and if left untreated can take a major toll on a veteran and their families,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “The Combat Injured program offered by USA Cares has been, and continues to be, a tremendous asset for veterans seeking treatment, and DVNF is proud to once again support this outstanding initiative.”

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:
Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

DVNF achieves this mission by:
• Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
• Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
• Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
• Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

About USA Cares:
USA Cares (www.usacares.org) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that addresses the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families by providing them with immediate financial and advocacy support in times of crisis. The non-profit organization strives to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering. USA Cares has responded to over 92,000 requests for emergency financial help with millions of dollars in granted assistance.

USA Cares’ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 12359. To donate or to request assistance, please visit USA Cares online at www.usacares.org.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:
Doug Walker
Communications Director
(202) 737-0522

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