Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) is a non-profit organization that exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. They achieve their mission by:
 Providing direct services to disabled veterans and their families where needed.
 Collaborating with like-minded organizations to provide those services whenever it is in the best interests of veterans and their families.
 Paying particular attention to the needs of underserved groups of veterans, including women who served our country, homeless veterans, and those who suffer such invisible wounds as brain injuries and PTSD.
 Working on their own and with other organizations to advance the interests of all disabled veterans and their families.
DVNF offers several veteran service programs which include:
 Veteran GPS (grants to provide stability) Home Program which can provide up to $1,000 to prevent homelessness. Grants can be used to pay rent/mortgage and essential utilities such as electric, gas, heating oil, water and waste. They do not cover deposits, cable, internet, car payments, car insurance, etc.
 Organizational grants to like-minded organizations who provide support to disabled Veterans.
 Financial Guidance Program which provides veterans with a free Military Membership Kit for Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” and entitles the Veteran to enroll in and attend the 13 week money management course either at a local, in person, class or via the online course offering.
 Veteran Employment Webinar series to help vets land the job they want and deserve. The webinars are open to all veterans, active duty, reservists or retired members of the U.S. Military, and those supporting veterans- including Veteran Service Officers, spouses, and family members.
 Yearly scholarships (limited number) that can be used to help vets fund tuition that may not be covered by the Montgomery or Post 9/11 G.I. Bills.
 Veterans Appreciation Grants to provide a fun outing or gathering for veterans residing in state veteran’s homes or in homeless living facilities throughout the entire year.
 Wellness & Morale Program which provides shipments of in-kind contributions to Veterans organizations and Stand Down events across the country to distribute medicine, medical supplies and equipment; food and food supplements; clothing and shoes; hygiene products; homeless shelter supplies; disaster relief supplies; and comfort kits
For more information, applications, and forms visit the Disabled Veterans National Foundation website at http://www.dvnf.org/. The independent watchdog group CharityWatch (http://charitywatch.org) who rates over 600 charities gave the DVNF an "F" grade. More than 30 veterans charities were rated by the independent group by the amount they spend on fundraising compared to actual donations, and two-thirds were given either a D or F grade, according to CharityWatch president Daniel Borochoff. [Source: Military.com May 2012 ++]

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