WASHINGTON, DC – March 31, 2016 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (www.dvnf.org) is announcing the shipment with an estimated value of over $175,000 in specifically requested items to the Atlanta stand down event for homeless veterans.
The Atlanta stand down event will take place on April 9th, and is being hosted by the American Legion Mundy-Beck Post 911. In preparation for the stand down event and the 300 veterans expected to attend, DVNF responded to their request for two specific items – shoes and toiletries.
DVNF fulfilled that request through its Health & Comfort program with a shipment containing 300 pairs of brand name shoes, as well as 540 of its signature care kits which contain necessities like deodorant, dental supplies, and other important toiletries. The shipment also contained an array of comfortable golf clothing which was graciously provided by DVNF’s program partner, the Salute Military Golf Association.
Other items in the delivery include soaps, blankets and other useful items veterans will need. The valuable items DVNF sends to these types of events are often vital to the success of a stand down. These Health & Comfort items actually sway many veterans into coming to the stand down, and ultimately, get the help they need.
“Shipments like these may seem so simple, but to veterans who have truly been struggling, often for years, they can make a whole world of difference,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “These types of goods often convince veterans to attend these events, and that way, they can receive the health screenings, case work, and other resources they need to hopefully get off the streets and go back into the mainstream of society.”
DVNF staff members will be volunteering at the event to help hand out the supplies, as well as other special items these veterans will hopefully appreciate.
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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.