VFW’s Unmet Needs Program Provides Lifeline to Veterans, Military Families
Program awards emergency grants to help cover the cost of basic necessities
February 03, 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Unmet Needs program continues to provide financial
assistance to veterans, service members and their families facing unexpected financial
program awards emergency grants of up to $2,500 to help cover the cost of basic
necessities, such as mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance,
utilities, food and clothing. Recipients do not need to repay the grant.
and military families often face unique situations that can suddenly leave them
in a bind financially. The VFW’s Unmet Needs program gives them a hand up when
they need it the most. The program has truly been a godsend to many,” said VFW
National Commander William Thien.
program launched in 2004, and thanks to generous supporters like BURGER KING® Franchises,
has awarded more than 3,500 grants totaling more than $4.8 million. All grants
are paid directly to the creditor (such as the electric company), and not to
BURGER KING® Franchises have held an Unmet Needs fundraiser each November since
2007, raising more than $2.3 million to date.
you’re facing financial difficulties, you feel like you’re drowning, like you’re
suffocating. The Unmet Needs program allows people to catch their breath. It
gives them time to get back on their feet,” explained Thien.
To learn more about
the VFW’s Unmet Needs program, including eligibility information, click
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