Fort Myers, Florida Veteran Stand Down Event
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A major part of our work at DVNF is not only serving disabled veterans, but also supporting disadvantaged veterans.

In our view, a disadvantaged veteran is one who has had an especially difficult time readjusting to civilian life. Whether homeless or low-income, their journey has been anything but smooth.

And with around half of all homeless veterans suffering from a disability, they truly need support from those around them who recognize their struggles.

That’s why we recently sent Health & Comfort Shipments to 2 stand downs in Ft. Myers, FL and Mobile, AL. More than 100 veterans were present at the Florida event, and around 1700 attended the Mobile event.

It’s truly humbling to think that on just this one day in 2 cities there were 1800 veterans in desperate need. But through the VA, and organizations like DVNF, these veterans received medical care, casework, clothing, and other items they can’t afford.

A veteran named Don who was at the Ft. Myers stand down said, “I was barely making it. These donated goods will be able to last me at least a month or so. When you’re barely making it, a month is a very long time. Just the fact that you are here being nice to me is humbling enough.”

So as we have committed assistance to stand downs all over the country, your gift to DVNF of $15, $25, or even $50 can go a long way to helping us make sure we can continue to support these veterans who have given so much already.

And we appreciate you supporting our part of this tremendous effort to give back to veterans in need. Our next Health & Comfort shipment will go to Bullhead City, AZ for a stand down on March 5th.

Again, thank you for you continued support, and please remember these veterans in need all throughout the country!

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, (202) 737-0522

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