FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
[Titusville, FL] – February 5, 2016: Foundation for American Veterans (http://www.fav.org) has sent a shipment of relief goods valued at over $130,000 to National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS) in Titusville, FL. The shipment contains new men’s clothing, personal care kits, warm blankets, and assorted hygiene items. These vital supplies from Foundation for American Veterans will be shared with veterans who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or who are otherwise in need.
There are an estimated 1,800 homeless veterans living in Central Florida. These men and women who sacrificially served their country now face daunting problems which include lack of shelter, unemployment, hunger, physical and emotional difficulties, legal problems, and substance abuse issues. Battling these obstacles on a daily basis creates a self-destructive cycle that can lead to depression, hopelessness, and complete withdrawal from mainstream society. The relief and shelter supplies from Foundation for American Veterans will help ease the heavy burdens carried by too many of our nation’s vets. Additionally, On February 11, 2016 the facility that holds DOD Surplus Stand Down supplies events was destroyed in a fire. This facility normally supplies Brevard County Stand Down’s with much needed veteran supplies and with the help of Foundation for American Veterans NVHS will be able to carry over that support for hundreds of our veterans in need.
Foundation for American Veterans is excited to work with National Veterans Homeless Support to bring health, hope, and healing to needy veterans throughout the Central Florida region. As FAV President Bob McDonald explained, “Foundation for American Veterans was alerted to the great need for homeless veterans’ support in Florida. We want to help meet it by providing quality relief supplies for our nation’s heroes.” ###
Foundation for American Veterans
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
About Foundation for American Veterans:
Foundation for American Veterans, a nonprofit organization, was established to promote the social welfare of all veterans regardless of which branch of the military they served. FAV’s primary mission is to step in and assist veterans, whether through veterans’ hospitals, homeless programs, educational programs, crisis intervention programs, etc., where local, state, and federal governments leave off. FAV also strives to provide assistance to homeless, at-risk, disabled, and needy veterans, as well as to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents, widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased veterans.