WASHINGTON, DC – December 15, 2015 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (www.dvnf.org), recently helped to give a “Free PX” to wounded veterans recovering at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, as well as their families.
As part of the organization’s most recent grant cycle, one of the grant recipient organizations was Operation Military Embrace (OME), of OME’s four major programs that DVNF’s grant funding supported, the holiday PX (the military term for “post exchange”) was one particular program that would benefit.
OME board member, and wounded Marine veteran Guillermo “TJ” Tejada, recently reported back to DVNF’s CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.), about the successful start to the holiday PX.
“I just wanted to report the good success for the Christmas PX that OME is putting up. Thank you and DVNF for the support provided!”
“It was truly a pleasure to provide Operation Military Embrace with this grant funding this year,” said VanFonda, who is also the former Sergeant Major for the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.
“I have seen first hand the good work that they do, and it is my hope that this free PX for wounded veterans and their families will add joy to what can sometimes be a somber holiday season in such a situation.”
The grant to OME was one of 34 that DVNF gave in 2015 as part of its Organizational Grants program. To donate to DVNF in support of its programs that serve disabled and at-risk veterans, visit the foundation’s website.
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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.