Help for Veterans

Dear Friend,

I’m writing to you this month not only to ask for your support, but also to share some good news and personal testimony from veterans…courageous Americans that you and others have supported through our Military Family Assistance program.

I want you to hear first-hand how your financial support is making life better for active military; how your continued gifts will help hundreds of men and women, who have served our country, supplied with food and product today and in the challenging times ahead.

At our recent “Framing Hope Veteran Appreciation Day,” a project of Help The Children, we honored many active military and veterans.  

Vietnam Veteran, William and his wife Nancy are on a fixed income.  They’re very frugal and work hard to stretch every dollar.  But, there was never enough money at the end of the month to maintain their home or repair their worn-out floors. 

William said, “…our floor was so bad…I was concerned about our safety.”

There was no way he could afford to replace the flooring on the benefits he received from the government.  But, when he and his wife attended our veteran event, he said, “we were excited…Nancy began to cry.”

At no cost, they were provided all of the flooring they needed as well as throw rugs and other miscellaneous items for the home.  The look on their faces was priceless!
Please let us help more veterans like William and Nancy.  Your gift of $15, $25, or more will make it possible to continue this most important service for our precious defenders of freedom.

Our “Framing Hope Veteran Appreciation” events are well attended and scores of active-duty, military and veterans are helped.  They can’t believe the home improvement items they receive from the program.

To date, in the Greater Los Angeles Area alone, we have provided approximately $500,000 worth of home improvement items to Veterans and active-duty military.  We also provide tens of thousands of boxes of food for veterans and their families who need help when the food budget runs out.

Ruben Navarro, Jr. of the Marine Corp League Detachment expressed his gratitude for the housewares and other items he received that he will then distribute to struggling veterans.  He said, “…they were a welcome gift and will be put to good use.”

I was so very touched by Daniel’s story.  He had just returned from his tour and moved into a small home with his wife, and baby daughter.  He needed a few essential items. 

He told one of our volunteers that he needed an area rug since they didn’t have carpet in their living room and their daughter wasn't able to crawl on the floor.  Daniel was stunned to discover the pile of area rugs and carpet we had at the event. 

He also needed a washer and dryer because they had to drive to the laundry-mat every week which was difficult with the baby.  Needless to say, Daniel was provided with both the washer and dryer.

As Daniel moved to the check-out area he became very emotional and had to take a few seconds before he could speak.  All of the items were given to him at no charge.  Free! 

He was so happy and said, “It felt like Christmas!”

These are just a few of the stories we hear from veterans who have benefited from our Military Family Assistance program.  We need your help to continue this most important, charitable service to those who serve. 

Please consider a financial gift of $15, $25 or more to help us acquire, warehouse, and distribute the goods our military need at no charge.  Remember, these items are given to the military families for free, but only with your generous support.

My most sincere appreciation,
Roxana Presgrove

President, Help The Children

The Military Family Assistance program is a project of Help The Children.Please, won’t you help us help our brave military personnel and veterans.  They all serve with honor…we too can give to honor them.