Resources

Air Force Aid Society

Website:  http://www.afas.org

Type of Assistance Offered: Helps relieve financial distress of Air Force members and families and assists them in financing their higher education goals; Falcon Loan ($500 or less) to be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses, car repairs, emergency travel, or other approved needs.

How Many Times: 1

Documentation Needed: LES (Active Duty), VA Enrollment Proof (RET), DD 214 (RET)

Application Process: Online Process

Armed Forces Foundation

Website: https://armedforcesfoundation.org/

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides financial support to Service Members for everyday living expenses, home improvements, transition and career counseling, funeral arrangements, travel expenses, and family counseling services

How Many Times: 1

Documentation Needed: LES (Active Duty), DD 214 (RET)

Application Process: Online Process – Download the Family Assistance Application

American Legion Auxiliary

Website:  https://www.alaforveterans.org/

Types of Assistance Offered:  Offers a wide variety of services and support, including scholarships, mentorship opportunities, programs and resources to strengthen Veterans, Service Members, and their families, also the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization.

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Contact the American Legion Auxiliary to find out

Application Process:  Online Process

American Red Cross

Website: http://www.redcross.org

Types of Assistance Offered: Get emergency help for Service Members and families, including assistance for food, temporary lodging, travel, urgent medical needs, and utility assistance

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Past Due Bills

Application Process:  Online Process

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Website:  http://www.airwarriorcourage.org

Types of Assistance Offered:  Provides financial assistance to families of the US Armed Forces for medical expenses, therapeutic programs for children and support to surviving family members of military personnel lost since September 11, 2001 or in the War on Terror.

How Many Times: 2

Documentation Needed: To apply online and they will walk you through all information you need

Application Process: Online Process

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund

Website: www.fallenpatriots.org/‎

Types of Assistance Offered: Offers college grants and other financial assistance with housing, repairs, utilities, medical expenses, groceries and more for children and spouses of Service Members with disabilities and those who have lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Check Website for Details

Application Process: Online Application Process

Family & Friends for Freedom Fund

Website: www.injuredmarinesfund.org/

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides financial assistance to injured Marines and their families, those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and to all military branches as the need arises

How Many Times: Currently Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Application for Financial Assistance

Application Process: Online Application Process

National Association of American Veterans

Website: http://www.naavets.org/service/

Types of Assistance Offered:  Provides emergency financial assistance, counseling, scholarships, housing assistance, and medical transportation

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed:  Application and 3 month orientation

Application Process: Online Application Process (Can take up to 3-6 months for approval)

Operation First Response

 

Website:  http://www.operationfirstresponse.org/

Type of Assistance Offered:  Personal Check ($500.00 Max)

How Many Times:  1

Documentation Needed: LES (Active Duty), VA Enrollment Proof (RET), DD 214 (RET)

Application Process:  Online Process; Print Out; Fill Out; Fax It In.

Operation Forever Free

Website: www.operationforeverfree.org

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides assistance for Service Members and their families including funds for transportation, as well as modifying, remodeling, and building homes

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Proof of Hardship

Application Process: Online Application

Operation Homefront

 

Website:  http://www.operationhomefront.net/sc/

Type of Assistance Offered:  Utility Bills, Car Note, Food Vouchers for Commissary ($25/dependent), Rent/Monthly Mortgage Pmt., Cell Phone Bill (up to $100 for 3 months past due)

How Many Times:  Veterans = 3X; Combat Veteran = 3X; Disabled Veteran = 4X

Documentation Needed: Active Duty:  LES, Bills Showing “Past Due” amt, Military ID

Honorable Discharge/Retired: DD 214, Pending VA compensation notice, Supporting document showing injuries sustained in combat zone (RET), Eviction Notice or proof of Lease, Bills Showing “Past Due”

Application Process: Online Process; Have to Create User ACCOUNT

Our Fallen Hero

Website: http://www.navysealfoundation.org/about-the-seals/our-fallen-heroes/

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides financial support to families who have lost relatives in service to their country, grief camps for children and spouses and support for Fisher House and other rehabilitation programs.

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Certificate of Death, DD 214 (RET)

Application Process:  Online Application

Rebuild Hope

Website: www.rebuildhope.org

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides emergency and short-term financial assistance to the families of severely wounded OIF/OEF Veterans as they strive to build healthy and stable civilian lives.  Assistance includes small grants and no-interest loans, help in developing realistic budgets, and complementary counseling and referral services.  Donors can view individual Veteran profiles on the Rebuild Hope website and easily make donor-advised gifts knowing that 100% of designated donations are distributed to Veterans

How Many Times: Unlimited Short-Term Financial Assistance

Documentation Needed: DD 214 (RET)

Application Process: Online Process

Salute, INC.

Website: www.saluteinc.org

Types of Assistance Offered: Provides financial support for Service Members, Veterans, and their families through a variety of fundraising activities

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Unlimited

Application Process: Online Application Process

USA Cares

Website: www.usacares.org

Types of Assistance Offered: Offers financial assistance for wounded warriors and families, prevention of foreclosure or eviction and help with basic everyday needs

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Proof of Hardship or Foreclosure/Eviction Notice

Application Process: Online Application Process (3 Month turn around)

USA Together-Emergency Support

Website:  www.ustogether.us

Types of Assistance Offered: Brings together injured Service Members who need assistance and the people who want to help them.  Allows family members of injured Service Members and Veterans themselves, to “tell their story” and express any personal need they may have as a result of their service.  Individuals cans support them directly with contributions of goods, services, or money.

How Many Times: Unlimited

Documentation Needed: None

Application Process: Online Application Process

United Warrior Survivors Foundation

Website: http://www.specialopssurvivors.org/

Types of Assistance Offered: Offers peer-to-peer support, survivor transition assistance, emergency aid and financial planning and bereavement counseling for surviving spouses of Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001

How Many Times: 1

Documentation Needed: Check Website as it changes periodically

Application Process: Online Application Process

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Unmet Needs Program

Website: www.vfw.org/

Types of Assistance Offered: Offers eligible Veterans an emergency grant of up to $2,500 that is paid directly to creditors to address unmet financial needs

How Many Times: Currently Unlimited

Documentation Needed: Copies of Overdue Bills, and DD 214 (RET)

Application Process:  Either Online Application Process or Local VFW Lodge