Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, announces that it will support a Mobile, Alabama organization’s Stand Down at the end of January.
Housing First, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the issue of homelessness in South Alabama, focusing on both prevention and intervention. They are also a 2015 Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant recipient of the VA.
The organization will host a Stand Down event on January 31, 2015, for homeless and low-income veterans to receive counseling, medical care, food, and clothing. DVNF will send a major shipment of Health & Comfort items to support the event.
Some of the items in the shipment will include: socks, shoes, jackets, and pants, as well as emergency blankets and DVNF care kits. In addition, hygiene items like deodorant and soap will be included.
“We are grateful to Housing First for their relentless efforts to tackle homelessness amongst disadvantaged and disabled veterans,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.) “We are pleased to support them with this shipment and hope that all the veterans in attendance will recognize just how much we appreciate their service to our country.”
Though the shipment is greater than what will be necessary specifically for the Stand Down, items left over will continue to be utilized by Housing First, as it supports many veterans throughout the year.
The 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.
We achieve this mission by:
- 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.
- 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.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.