Small Request For a Large Reason

Today, we highlight a case from our Sarasota FL office as presented by our Regional Manager Bob Graham.

Such a small request for so large a reason . . .

American Legion (Bradenton Post) called yesterday – advised me that they had been requested to help a veteran whom we had previously assisted – specifically to cover transportation to CW “Bill” Young VA Hospital (“Bay Pines”, St. Petersburg) at a cost of $35 but they cannot handle.  I was told the veteran would die if not promptly transported to the hospital so I covered the $35.

Confronted At Gun Point

Today, we highlight a case from our Sarasota FL office as written by our Regional Manager, Bob Graham.

A female veteran approached us for assistance on utilities and miscellaneous expenses for new HUD-VASH supplied housing. She was previously homeless, had been confronted at gun point, beaten and “left for dead.” She is immensely grateful to the VA, of course, in getting a roof over her head. But, as we all know, the VA won’t assist on utilities and other allied financial obligations so that is where we come in and our help is making her very happy – first time in a long time!

Enrich Our Pantry

The message we want to convey with this week’s “Case of the Week” is one of community support for the veterans near our Hartselle Alabama office.

This was submitted by our office in Hartselle. A local church called Break-thru Church is presently giving support to Veterans Outreach by collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items to enrich our pantry. We have often had veterans come by in desperate need of food. The pantry has been a lifeline to these veterans. They also support our mission with the goodwill they spread throughout the community in support of Veteran Outreach.

Windshield Replaced Immediately

Our Case of the Week is brought to you from our Sarasota Florida office as told by our Regional Manager, Bob Graham.

On his case manager’s suggestion, Robert contacted us.  He, as well as another veteran down the street, have been targeted by vandals.  He is in a wheelchair and his spouse is also handicapped.  The most recent incident was a cinder block thrown through his windshield.  He needs the windshield replaced immediately in order to get to his medical appointments and other obligations. The lowest quote was $209, I am happy to tell you that we are sending a check in that amount.

Cold and Hungry

Today, we bring you our Case of the Week from our Hartselle Alabama office as told by Carol Wheeler, Office Manager, and Tom Richardson, Event Coordinator.

A gentleman (veteran) and his wife walked into the office, shy to tell us, but the problem was they were hungry. Anxious to help them, we immediately fixed them a BOX of food, enough to last a week. Then we noticed the man was lightly clothed, and our temperature outside was in the high 30’s. Carol asked him if he had a coat. His reply was quiet and muffled, he did not have a coat. We looked through our donated items and were very pleased to provide him with a well-fitted coat. So they ventured into our office cold and hungry, and left with a box of food to and a coat to stay warm. Even in Alabama, it gets cold out there!