FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Non-Profits Join Together to Help Veterans in Need at Christmas
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, December 9 – Four participants in the Kent County Veterans Treatment Court program were provided with much-needed financial assistance, just before the Christmas holiday.
The United Veterans Council of Kent County was notified by the Kent County Veterans Treatment Court that four of its participants urgently needed assistance with items including home repair, car payments, rent and utilities. Many of the needs were caused by financial stress resulting from job layoffs due to COVID-19.
The Council maintains strong relationships with many organizations in Kent County who are committed to assisting veterans and their families and identified three organizations who were positioned to help immediately: the West Michigan Veterans Coalition Military Family Assistance Fund, Finish The Mission Veteran Relief Fund, and Disability Advocates of Kent County. All three organizations responded without hesitation to fully address these needs.
“I am extremely honored that the United Veterans Council was able to help in coordinating this effort,” said Council Commander Eric Nelson. “The Council represents the 33,000 military veterans living in Kent County and offers a means for unified action in support of veterans’ interests. No better example of unified action can be found – assisting these veterans at a time when it was needed most!”
About Disability Advocates of Kent County
We work alongside persons with disabilities as they seek to lead self-directed lives and advocate for accessible and welcoming communities. We accomplish these goals through the provision of an array of services throughout Kent, Mecosta, Ionia, Montcalm, and Osceola counties to individuals with physical, cognitive, mental, and sensory disabilities, and their families. For information on how you can help Disability Advocates, please visit our website: https://www.dakc.us/.
About Finish The Mission Veteran Relief Fund
We are a 100%-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making West Michigan a veteran-friendly community by forging public/private community partnerships to help local veterans in need. To learn how you can help “Finish The Mission,” check out our website: https://freedomcruisegr.com/our-mission/.
About West Michigan Veterans Coalition
The Coalition is a collaboration among local military-friendly organizations that provide support, information, and resources to veterans and their families, employers, and others throughout West Michigan. Our mission is to improve the lives of military-connected families in the areas of Education, Employment, Healthcare and Quality of Life by connecting them to all available services and resources throughout West Michigan. Learn how you can support the West Michigan Veterans Coalition at: https://westmichiganveterans.org/.
Eric Nelson (United Veterans Council)