WASHINGTON, DC – February 29, 2012 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is delivering this week an estimated $111,252 worth of clothing, blankets, food, shoes and hygiene products to the Volunteers of America in Knoxville, Tennessee (www.voa.org). The Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faithbased organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach full potential. The VOA in Tennessee offers veterans many services through its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project. The Program provides outreach, needs assessment, case management, employment counseling, job training/job skills enhancement, job placement, Job search, resumes, tools, work clothes and transportation. Veterans must be willing and able to work. Funded by the Department of Labor to assist with breaking down barriers for Homeless Veterans to get employed.
“Shipping needed items including blankets, caps, clothes, food, water and sandals is a role that DVNF is proud to fill thanks to the support of our donors and supporters,” said Raegan Rivers, CAO of DVNF. “The fact is basic necessities such as these, things most people take for granted everyday in their lives, are vital items that veterans need as they try to rebuild their lives. We owe the support to our heroes who served us all so we enjoy the freedom we have in America.”
The five scheduled shipments currently being made by the DVNF will include furniture, blankets, fleece jackets, clothing, hats, food, water, shoes and personal hygiene products. Already in 2012, DVNF has shipped close to $500,000 worth of supplies to groups and events in several states.