Please Help Our Disabled Veterans
Annual Year-End Campaign - 2016
November 7, 2016
Rebuild Hope Community:
When I founded Rebuild Hope in 2007 I had no idea our services would remain so important nine years later. In fact, the volume of requests for financial assistance and counseling from severely disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans has actually increased. This trend likely surprises donors – as it did me - given our country has ceased all large-scale, ground combat operations in the Middle East. So the need to help veterans’ families and your support is unchanged. I hope you will make a generous gift that enables Rebuild Hope to continue to assist every qualifying veteran who requests our help in 2017.
There are many reasons why more disabled veterans still contact Rebuild Hope. The American soldiers still engaged in armed conflicts in Africa and the Middle East are at risk for physical injuries and mental health problems. Many veterans are being diagnosed with severe mental health problems long after returning to civilian life. And medically discharged veterans wait a long time to receive merited disability compensation, and claim appeals take years to settle. Also, awarded service-connected disability compensation is often less than $2000/month so families frequently live in poverty and are unable to deal with unexpected financial problems. Basic housing, transportation, food, and utilities are the first things to suffer. Finally, the general awareness of Rebuild Hope has steadily grown so more Veteran Administration offices and veteran support organizations nationwide now refer veterans to us.
Rebuild Hope provides every qualifying veteran an emergency grant of $1500 to $2000 and household financial management tools and counseling designed to improve their financial condition and future prospects. Your donation will enable us to help all of them.
President & Founder
P.S. We run Rebuild Hope on shoestring so 100% of your donation will go to veterans.
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