Veteran Appreciates ‘Amazing People’

VFW Unmet Needs program helps Army veteran with car payment and to buy food

Alicia Johnson wanted to serve her country and so she enlisted. After serving as an Army specialist for 2 1/2 years, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband Jeramie and their children Jeramie, Charlie and Omega.

Due to rising costs, Johnson was struggling to afford necessities. She learned about the VFW’s Unmet Needs program and applied.

“The application process was pretty simple and self-explanatory, and the representatives were responsive and reached out in a timely manner,” she said.

hands typing on laptopJohnson is grateful for the grant, which she used to help with her car payment and to buy food.

“The support meant a lot,” she said. “Groceries and our expenses in general, have increased because of inflation. The VFW’s assistance was a huge help and relief. Thank you so much!”

Johnson appreciates those who made support possible and hopes others will consider giving too.

“If you want to help, do whatever you’re able to. This program really does assist veterans,” she assured. “It’s great to know there are amazing people in the world who are dedicated to helping us.”

Johnson urges other veterans in need to reach out for help like she did and looks forward to repaying the kindness that was shown to her. 

“Words are not enough to show how grateful I am,” she said. “I strive to be able to give back to help another veteran in need.

Learn more about the VFW’s Unmet Needs program.