PVR Bulletin – December 2021
1,000+ Veterans Served!
During the month of October, PROJECT: VetRelief hit our first major milestone, helping 1,000 veterans with financial assistance! In fact, by the end of the month, we had reached 1,006 veterans served through our program. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, as it has taken us over 8 years to get to this level of support.
We are expecting on reaching our second milestone early next year, which is providing $1,000,000 in nancial aid. Through October, we have given nearly $915,000!
Each year, our program has been able to help more and more service members and their families. However, we are only able to continue this much-needed support through the donations we receive from the Legion Family, corporations, and individuals.
THANK YOU to our sponsors, volunteer advocates, and all those that have supported The American Legion, Department of Florida’s newest program. They have believed in our mission since the beginning and continue to dedicate their time, energy, and efforts to ensure we are successful and supporting the veteran community.
From the Board of Directors
PROJECT: VetRelief recently helped a disabled female veteran, who is a single mother of two children, by providing financial assistance for her rent. With this support, we were able to keep her and her children from being evicted. Today, they are safe, warm, and on their way to being self-sufficient.
Every day, the support from the Legion Family makes stories like this disabled female veterans possible.
However, we’d like to increase the number of families we serve in 2022. We are asking that you help ensure that we can continue our mission by making a year-end contribution. As you make your final 2021 tax-deductible donations, please consider the immediate, and in some cases, life-altering, impact you can make on Florida’s veterans, active-duty military members, and their families.
Donations can be made online (www.projectvetrelief.org/donate), mailed into the Department Headquarters, or given through the Commander’s Charity. We simply cannot increase our level of support without you!
Best wishes for a bright and beautiful holiday season, from our family here at PROJECT: VetRelief.
Each quarter our Board of Directors agrees on providing grants to our vetted strategic partners to sponsor veterans through their existing programs or expand their services. Our goal is to provide a total of $22,000 every quarter to these partners. Thankfully, we have been able to meet this goal, because of the charitable efforts of the Legion Riders, and the several Challenge 22 Events hosted by the Legion Family, like the one recently held by Post 63 in Winter Garden.
Dr. Janell Royster, our newest member of our SPI Committee has been developing a metric system to quantify our impact on the veteran community and how we are helping to end veteran suicides. She is also working on expanding our footprint by identifying new organizations for potential strategic partners and building our network to cover the entire state of Florida.
Be on the lookout for fundraising events such as Post 69’s Challenge 22 event in January and the Legion Rider’s month-long Unity Ride campaign in the Spring.