PVR Bulletin – December 2019

From the Board of Directors: We need your support!

Thanks to you PROJECT: VetRelief was able to provide financial assistance to nearly 150 families this past year. On behalf of them, thank you for saving their lives and their dignity.
We recently helped a disabled female veteran who served in the United States Navy, a single mother of two children, by providing financial assistance for her rent. By providing her the support, we were able to keep her and her children from being evicted. Without your help, this veteran and her children would be out on the street. Today, they are safe, warm and self-sufficient.
Every day, your support makes stories like this disabled female veteran’s possible.
Today, we’re launching a campaign to increase the number of families we are able to provide support in 2020. Our goal for next year is to be able to help an additional 50 active duty military, veterans, and their families as they transition into civilian lives. You see, even though we helped nearly 100 families this year, there are still over 106,000 veterans who are in-need and living below federal poverty levels across the state.
In order to reach our goal, we will need to raise an approximate additional $50,000. If we raise that amount, we’ll be able to provide food, shelter and utilities for 50 additional service members and their families this year than last year. We need your help to make it happen.
Would you be willing to make a special tax-deductible year-end donation of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and provide 50 more families assistance?
Donations can be made online (www.projectvetrelief.org/donate), mailed into the Department Headquarters, or given through the Commander’s Charity. We simply can not increase our level of support without you!


Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the many PROJECT: VetRelief opportunities during the American Legion, Department of Florida Fall Conference last month. Take a look at all of the exciting things that happened:
• Held our very first Suicide Prevention Initiative Class with approximately 40 attendees
• Trained nearly 20 BRAND NEW VetRelief Advocates
• Hosted a Networking Event for trained Advocates with key topics of discussion
Presented during the Service Officer School, and the Legion and SAL General Sessions
• Distributed marketing materials at the PVR Booth