DVNF Fall Grantees Honored at Luncheon
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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) recently awarded grants to seventeen new organizations that are working to better the lives of veterans in many different ways.GrantLunchPt2

On Wednesday, September 16, DVNF hosted a luncheon in DC to recognize these organizations for the stellar work they do – and of course, to present them with the grant money!

Over $420,000 was given to these new organizations, as well as second installments of gifts to previous grantees. Some of these organizations train and provide service dogs or offer equine therapy; others make technologies that impact disabled veterans; and then there are some who are just there for at-risk and homeless veterans, working to help get them back on their feet.

While the services each organization offers vary widely, we all came to the luncheon to appreciate the hard work and commitment of one another for the benefit of our veterans.

The organizations DVNF honored in the fall session are:

  • Soldier’s Heart, Inc
  • Warriors’ Best Friend Foundation
  • Home for Heroes, Inc.
  • Blue Star Ranch, Serving Our Nations’ Veterans
  • Butterfly Circle of Friends/Vets Chat, Inc.
  • Silver Lining Villages, Inc.
  • Adult Care Services
  • Hearts for Heroes US Corp
  • Hearts & Hooves
  • Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project
  • The Won Center for East West Medicine at Hahnemann University
  • Operation Military Embrace
  • Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down
  • Join-Up International
  • Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Human Engineering Research Laboratory
  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans
  • Veteran K-9 Corps (America’s VetDogs)
  • USA Cares

This luncheon was a great opportunity for all in attendance to network and share valuable ideas about how to strengthen one another in our collective missions to support and empower the veterans we are here to serve.

As Will Beiersdorf of Rush University explained, the event was like joining a family:

Well said!

What a tremendous day. Congratulations to our new grant recipients, and thank you for all the work you do!

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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:

  • 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.

Media Contact: Doug Walker, Communications Director dwalker@dvnf.org, (202) 737-0522

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