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For Immediate Release

Easterseals delivers vital services for New Hampshire veterans and their families with a generous gift of $12,000 from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation

March 1, 2021

Media Contact:
Meredith Elkins
melkins@eastersealsnh.org
7038627174

The grant helps provide ongoing critical Care Coordination and emergency financial assistance for low-income veterans and their families during COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all New Hampshire residents, but thanks to the generosity of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services has been able to quickly and efficiently help service members, veterans and their families with a wide range of family, personal and financial challenges.

The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it challenging for people to access the services they rely on for their health and well-being. Easterseals is grateful for philanthropic partners, including the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, who provided the financial support needed to continue services for low-income veterans and their families. The grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will ensure that veterans continue to receive critical Care Coordination to ensure their health and well-being during the pandemic.

Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO for Easterseals NH, ME & VT and Farnum, noted, “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, but with the generous support of the Disabled National Veterans Foundation, Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was able to adapt and quickly respond to the needs of those who have served our country. Our commitment is to ensure that veterans who require assistance during this challenging time receive the services they need. We are incredibly grateful to have partners like the Disabled Veterans National Foundation who share our commitment to ensuring no veteran is left behind. We thank the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for always being there for our most vulnerable residents and providing an important safety net in times of crisis.”

Joseph Van Fonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to support Easterseals, 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.”

About Easterseals NH and ME Military & Veterans Services
Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, which is made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic 2 arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. Funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services, and/or securing employment and housing in order to build a sustainable, secure and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. https://www.dvnf.org/

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