(FinancialHealth.net) – COVID-19 and its economic fallout are affecting nearly all Americans, and US veterans aren’t immune. They’ve also lost their jobs and need help to make it through the pandemic. That’s why vet organizations are getting involved.
The Wounded Warrior Project has set aside $10 million to help sick, wounded and injured service members who are financially suffering as a result of the coronavirus.
WWP COVID-19 Relief Program
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committing $10 million to help meet the immediate needs of warriors who are in urgent and significant financial crisis due to the loss of household income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/1w5FLGkQU6
— Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez for Congress (@monica4congress) April 14, 2020
Warriors who signed up by April 8, can’t pay their bills and have suffered a loss of employment due to the pandemic qualify for assistance. According to the organization’s website, those who qualify will get $1,000 per household.
The Disabled American Veterans is giving up to $250 to vets who have disabilities. American Legion is using their Buddy Check program to make sure former service members are okay during the coronavirus outbreak.
The VFW recently tweeted information about where veterans can get help if they’re feeling down as a result of social distancing.
Social distancing doesn't mean you can't #BeThere for the veterans and service members in your life.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, connect with the Veterans Crisis Line. You can call, text or chat at 1.800.273.8255 and Press 1 or text 838255. https://t.co/Rl05elyFVs pic.twitter.com/EuIt8YcXhv
— VFW National HQ (@VFWHQ) April 3, 2020
Also, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America group expanded its Quick Reaction Force program to help vets find local resources.
The mobilization of veterans’ groups proves our brave men and women of the Armed Forces never stop serving, even after they leave the military. The organizations reaching out will help members who’ve served and are currently serving get through these tough times.
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