Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://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, is sending a shipment of goods worth approximately $112,000 to a Chicago Stand Down event for homeless veterans that will take place on June 15th and 16th. The goods will include thousands of emergency blankets and bottles of water, various assortments of men’s and women’s clothing, hundreds of boxes of cereal, as well as toothpaste and sunscreen.
“DVNF is thrilled to be able to lend a hand in assisting the veterans in Chicago,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF. “It is a sobering reality that around 30% of Chicago’s homeless are veterans. With such a vast population of veterans in this area, we hope that these particular goods will be a welcome relief.”
The 2-day event is expecting more than 800 veterans. It is being hosted by the Chicago Veterans Economic Development Council.
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The DVNF exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran's community. The DVNF has provided $16.1 million in cash and requested items such as clothing, food, health & hygiene products to tens of thousands of under-served & disabled veterans nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.