Theodore, Alabama (Marines)
Complications from injuries obtained in active duty combat prevent SGT Connolly, a 60% disabled veteran, from working while he appeals to the VA for assistance. This Purple Heart recipient is at risk of foreclosure and needs immediate financial assistance to support his family.
Scottsdale, Arizona (Army)
SPC Reed is 90% disabled suffering from injuries including severe cognitive disorder, memory loss, and traumatic brain injury with post concussion headaches. This recipient of the Combat Action Badge, awarded for being … personally present and under direct hostile enemy fire … is unable to work as a result of his injuries. Immediate need is required as SPC Reed financed his post military survival through his credit card, while awaiting the start of his VA benefits, and is now maxed out and late on his rent.
Murrieta, California (Navy)
CPO Bennett is wheelchair dependent after he was ejected from his Humvee and has suffered several broken bones and fractures. CPO Bennett is dependent on his wife for his basic survival needs. The wife has taken time off from work to care for her husband’s around the clock medical and psychological needs thereby severely straining their dwindling finances.
Vista, California (Marines)
SGT Renfro sustained severe combat injuries while faithfully serving in Iraq. Rehabilitative surgeries have forced this Purple Heart recipient from service and now SGT Renfro is looking to move to AZ to compensate for CA’s high cost of living.
La Mesa, California (Marines)
SGT Zbiec, a Purple Heart recipient Marine Corps. Veteran, was severely wounded while serving an Infantry Squad Leader in Iraq. After his recovery from his coma, and over 40 surgeries, SGT Zinc was proudly retired from his service. SGT Zinc is a 100% disabled wounded veteran, a proud husband, and a loving father.
Hollister, California (Marines)
CPL Curry is currently in an inpatient facility with a severe case of PTSD. CPL Curry has children and a wife at home that he is unable to support financially due to his inability to work presently.
Tulare, California (Navy)
Airman Swetala is a wounded veteran of the Gulf War with 60% disability. He is in desperate need of a second vehicle for his family in order to have the ability to finish his education, and get a job. Currently his family of five only has one vehicle, and therefore does not have the ability to continue his education due to his lack of transportation.
Adelanto, California (Marines)
CPL Arzate suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This has caused this brave man a very difficult life, and the inability to find or retain a solid job. CPL Arzate needs funding to stave off foreclosure of his familys home, and to finish his education. CPL Arzate has offered to repay his grant when he is able.
Holly Hill, Florida (Army National Guard)
SGT Lathrop sustained a debilitating injury when his spine was nearly completely severed during a service deployment. SGT Lathrop is one of those National Guard soldiers who have fallen hard through the cracks with not being given the correct assistance with his medical needs. SGT Lathrop is in danger of losing his home due to the astronomical medical bills to care for his injury and rehabilitation.
Port Orange, Florida (Army National Guard)
SGT Cassata is not working and has not yet received his disability rating from the VA. He is unable to work a regular job due to his severe injuries.
Holly Hill, Florida (Army)
CPL Libby currently has a 70% disability rating and is being evaluated for a higher rating. A father of three he suffers from a laundry list of medical conditions that renders him unemployable despite his sincere desire to work and provide for his family.
Port Orange, Florida (Marines)
SGT Blevins currently while being thrown from a carrier injuring his neck and back, unable to work and has exhausted all his resources is now being faced with homelessness. Although he has applied for total disability the payments are months away from commencing.
Homestead, Florida (Marines)
PVT Hurley is looking for work but unable to find employment. PVT Hurley humbly sleeps on his brother’s couch while battling depression and acute financial collapse.
Jacksonville, Florida (Marines)
CPL Masters has been unemployed and in-and-out of the hospital the majority of since returning from active duty in Iraq. CPL Masters sustained a traumatic brain injury and suffered damage to his left knee during combat and has been diagnosed with PTSD and depression.
Recently divorced and with two children, this 30% disabled veteran is unemployed and suffering due to the loss of his house and his car. Despair and hopelessness are clouding SPC Offenburger’s mind yet he continues to look forward for the sake of his children.
Miami, Florida (Army)
SPC Rodriquez is a decorated sharpshooter who cannot find work despite a diligent effort to find work and is as risk for loss of all unemployment compensation due to the length of time of his search.
Miami, Florida (Air Force)
SPC Phillips is an honored veteran, and mother of two disabled children. Phillips suffers from lumbar spondylosis (chronic lumbar strain), and post-traumatic stress disorder from her time spent in the military.
Spring Hill, Florida (Army)
SPC Depew is an active veteran in the US Army. Currently suffering from the wounds of his service, he is falling behind on car payments, and due to his disabilities, is unable to find work at this time.
Palm Springs, Florida (Army)
PFC Thompson suffers from a common issue known as PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). These issues have caused PFC Thompson to fall behind in rent and have caused a severe difficulty in finding a job.
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Deltona, Florida (Navy)
Rudle suffers a 50% disability due to Asbestos Poisoning. This has also caused a life expectancy of 12 to 18 months. We thank you for your service, and you are in our prayers.
Holiday, Florida (Army)
SGT Mason suffers from a multitude of illnesses, ranging from 100% PTSD to Bronchitis. SGT Mason needs assistance in getting out of a financial hole with a vehicle as well as bills owed to the V.A. Hospital. SGT Mason is also attempting to go back to school.
Mascotte, Florida (Marines)
PFC Feldman suffers from PTSD and mild TBI. PFC Feldman is requesting any amount in order to help get himself a car to get back and forth from his treatment center.
Ormond Beach, Florida (Army)
PFC Anglin suffers from various physical as well as mental injuries from his time spent in what was designated as an “Imminent Danger Pay Area” while he was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Jacksonville, Florida (Army National Guard)
SGT Burke is requesting assistance in order to get a vehicle in which he will be able to get a job as well as make his VA appointments. SGT Burke has suffered from serious brain injuries during his time served in Iraq and is now currently 90% disabled and undergoing Oxygen Hyperbolic Chamber treatments.
Parrish, Florida (Army)
CPL Blackmer has served two times in Iraq and has recently returned from Afghanistan. CPL Blackmer suffers from a fractured sternum and a bruised heart, among other issues. He is currently unemployed and requesting monies to help support his family.
LaGrange, Georgia (Army)
SGT Cameron was the victim of a roadside bomb while driving his military vehicle in Iraq. Major injuries sustained in the blast include the loss of his left leg, permanent and debilitating nerve damage to his right leg, and the loss of his left ear drum. The veteran has bravely moved on and is married with an infant daughter but the veteran cannot afford furniture or other expected necessities.
Pitts, Georgia (Army National Guard)
This 30% disabled veteran is a father of seven and is having trouble providing the basic necessities for his family. Currently this veteran is under appeal with the VA to raise his rating to 50% and he is searching for gainful employment. E4 Felton is a 7 year Army Infantryman veteran. He served in support of Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. He sustained injuries in support of his mission and has been granted a 50% dissability rating. He and his wife maintain a household with 7 children. Awarded Partial Grant.
Brookville, Indiana (Marines)
CPL Hoog is in need of assistance due to his current financial situation, and an illness that his wife has that is currently keeping her in the hospital. CPL Hoog has five children he is caring for, and is behind on his rent, and needs money to repair his only means of transportation.