Cincinnati (September 22, 2020) – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) has awarded a $14,000 grant to Easterseals Military & Veteran Services. The grant will support employment, educational, and emergency resources for veterans with disabilities in Greater Cincinnati.
“We have seen a 525% increase in requests for help from local veterans since 2017, including those who served and do not qualify for services at other organization because of their discharge status,” said Scott Robinson, CMSgt, USAF (Ret), Director of Easterseals Military & Veteran Services. “We appreciate this gift from the DVNF so we can provide services and support to everyone who has worn our nation’s uniform.”
Easterseals Military & Veteran Services was formed in Cincinnati in 2012 in response to the growing needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, Easterseals has served more than 3,000 veterans and military families who have faced challenges with unemployment, homelessness, addiction, and disabling injuries.
Joseph VanFonda (USMC) SgtMaj. Ret., CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to Support Easterseals Military & Veteran Services, as they continue to make a positive impact in veterans’ lives. We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to assisting the men and women who served in defense of our country.”
Easterseals Military & Veteran Services is 100% veteran staffed and provides a network of support with more than 200 partner organizations. It has delivered more than $11 million in total benefits to local veterans since its founding in 2012.
For more information on Easterseals Military & Veteran Services, visit eastersealsveterans.org.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded – physically or psychologically – after defending our safety and our freedom.
DVNF achieves this mission by: