SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A fundraising effort organized by GovX—the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military, first responders, and federal employees—has raised $4,490 for Green Beret Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to warfighters and families in the US Army's Special Forces community.
The GovX community raised the funds with individual purchases of 2021's first entry in the Patch of the Month series. The "American Explorer" patch featured an outdoor-themed design for hikers, campers, and adventurers. An additional $440 was raised for the Foundation through individual sales on PatriotX.com, the GovX-powered gear and apparel website, bringing the total raised for the Green Beret Foundation to $4,933.
Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting soldiers of the United States Army Special Forces—commonly known as Green Berets—and their families. As a segment of the Armed Forces that suffers a higher casualty rate than the rest, Green Berets are often faced with rehabilitation expenses, medical and surgical costs, and other healthcare related costs. The Green Beret Foundation steps in to provide programs and services to get the most from a Green Beret's military benefits to meet the entire family's needs. GBF will also support the healthcare needs of a Green Beret's dependents should the costs not be covered by military or Veterans Affairs health insurance.
"We at the Green Beret Foundation are honored to consider GovX a friend and Force Multiplier that supports our critical mission," said Ms. Frances Arias, Director of Operations of the Green Beret Foundation. "We thank the GovX members for their continued support. We cannot execute this mission alone. It is with friends and force multipliers like GovX and its members that make this all possible for us to continue to meet the needs of the Special Forces Regiment and its families."
In addition to assisting Green Berets with medical expenses, the Foundation also provides educational scholarships to the children of Green Berets working towards earning their undergraduate degrees, awarding three scholarships per year; one for children of non-commissioned officers, another for children of warrant officers, and also children of commissioned officers.
The Green Beret Foundation also assists Green Berets during their transition out of the military through their Next Ridgeline program, a service which connects Green Berets with mentors and networking opportunities to ensure their transition to civilian life is successful and rewarding. GBF's VA Benefits & Claims program assists Green Berets and their families navigate the Veterans Affairs benefits and disability claims process. The Green Beret Foundation is the sole special operations benevolent organization that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of disability claims.
"We're proud to once again support Green Beret Foundation and the elite warfighters they stand behind," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "Wherever their mission takes them, Green Berets bring the fight and bear the costs of service, and we are in their debt. I'd like to thank the GovX community for continuing to support the Patch of the Month program so we can give back to organizations like the Green Beret Foundation."
Learn more about the Green Beret Foundation by visiting their website.
Travis Spadling, GovX, 888-468-5511, [email protected]