Catholic Charities Of Kansas City-St. Joseph Receives Grant Award From Disabled Veterans National Foundation 1

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $15,000, which will be directed to veterans impacted by COVID-19 and will assist those in need with emergency assistance like rental and utility assistance.

CEO of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph Karen Noel said, “This support is fundamental to enabling our organization to care for the men and women who served our country and are now in need.”

Since the beginning of the shutdowns in March, Catholic Charities’ Veteran Services program has doubled the number of veterans served. Last year alone, over 1,520 were reached through the program.

Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to support the Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St.Joseph’s, 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.”

Catholic Charities is excited to further assist veterans in its 27-county service area and deepen its impact in helping veterans achieve sustainability.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:

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:

● Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.

● Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.

● Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.

● Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.

About Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph:

As the organization at the service of charity of the Bishop and Church of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the mission of Catholic Charities is to answer the commandment of Jesus Christ to love through service, advocacy, and empowerment of the vulnerable and those in need throughout northern and western Missouri.

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State: MD 20706
Country: United States