ForcesUnited Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Augusta, GA – May 11, 2018 – Augusta Warrior Project is honored to announce they have received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for $25,000 to supplement the costs of Save A Warrior, a health & wellness initiative bringing together community partners to offer a variety of services in a centralized location.

Kim Elle, CEO and President of AWP said, “Because of DVNF’s partnership and belief in our mission, we will be able to continue performing the vital work of mitigating crisis and connecting Warriors to resources to improve their lives. With over 66,000 veterans living in our local area, there are still so many we want to reach, and we are reminded daily of the vast need that exists. These Warriors are depending on partners like DVNF to help us connect, especially to those in the greatest need. In 2017, we were able to say YES to more than 2,500 Warriors, which equals 48 lives helped every single week, and we are confident with the support of our community we will reach even more in 2018.”

“DVNF is proud to support Augusta Warrior Project as they continue to make a positive impact in veterans lives by working with a large network of resources to improve lives in the areas of education, housing, employment and benefits.” said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt. Maj. Ret.). “We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to serving the men and women who served in defense of our country.”

About the Augusta Warrior Project:

AWP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve all active and veteran military – wounded or not – and their families. We work with a large network of resources to focus on four key areas that help veterans improve their lives: education, housing, employment and benefits. All proceeds remain local, assisting Warriors in Augusta, Aiken and our 31 surrounding counties. Every day Warriors return home and can find their lives in chaos and crisis, putting them in even greater risk for depression, drug addiction and suicide. Together we can provide the vital support and guidance to deliver comprehensive Warrior care. We recognize that when our community thrives, we all thrive.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:

DVNF 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.

DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:

Lisa Medley
Marketing and Communications Officer
(202) 847-3053
lmedley@dvnf.org

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