Winter hitting in full force
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Dear Friends,

Winter got off to a slow start, but is about to hit in full force. And that is worrisome because there are approximately 50,000 veterans on any given night who will find themselves homeless.Jan20emailgraphic

Fortunately, one of Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Health & Comfort shipments has arrived just in time for the Washington, DC stand down. And not a moment too soon because a major snow storm is about to hit the Mid-Atlantic.

DVNF sent pallets and pallets of warm clothing, heavy blankets, and care kits with essential items like toiletries to the Washington VA Medical Center for their stand down event, where around 800 veterans are expected.

This is made possible through DVNF’s Health & Comfort program, and your generosity is critically needed by the veterans in need that we support around the country.

When you give a generous, tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $100, or even more today, you will impact a veteran’s life in the positive way they so desperately need right now.

I hope that you stay warm as the hard part of winter makes its appearance, and I also hope you’ll give that same warmth to a veteran in need.donatebuttonWarmest Regards,




Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.)


*Update: The stand down this weekend has been moved to January 30. However, veterans who are in immediate need of assistance may always visit the medical center’s Community Resource and Referral Center 24/7.…/Community_Resource_and_Ref…


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