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In honor of the brave men and women who have served our wonderful country and fought for the many freedoms that we have today, we would like to share some of the resources that in turn can help serve veterans and their families, in numerous ways. Whether you qualify for these resources or would like to contribute in some way, we would like to highlight some of these wonderful organizations.
The Veterans Assistance Commission is a separate County Governmental Agency that is operated by and for veterans. The Commission provides needed interim and/or emergency financial assistance paid exclusively to Honorably Discharged Military Veterans and their families, who reside in Will County, for basic living expenses. The VACWC works closely with all Veterans Organizations, utility companies, landlords, local, state and Federal agencies to insure the rights and benefits to which each veteran is entitled has been granted. Visit their website for more information https://www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Special-Services/Veterans-Assistance-Commission
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides outreach, motivation, evaluation, counseling, training, employment, and other rehabilitation services to service-connected disabled veterans. Counseling, assessment, education programs and, in some cases, rehabilitation services are available to the spouse and children of totally and permanently disabled veterans as well as to the surviving spouse and children of certain veterans. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/benefits_chap03.asp
The Wounded Warrior Project helps to provide a variety of veteran programs and services to help veterans take the steps that are right for them. Through interactive programs, rehabilitative retreats, and professional services, the Wounded Warrior Project can help veterans overcome mental health challenges, including PTSD, TBI, and more. With the incredible support from donors, they have provided over 42,000 hours of intensive outpatient care and therapy sessions. They also provide career and VA benefits counseling, which helps veterans pinpointing a career path that fits their needs. https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs?gclid=CjwKCAiAm7OMBhAQEiwArvGi3FtUoL-NzsTrrvQOSTnff8xMnK8Tp-cZSDtuMZ_sUPBuFMQkiEyipRoCbCIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Vehicles for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) vehicle donation program benefiting disabled veterans throughout the United States. The program offers a simple alternative to selling or trading in your unwanted vehicle. The proceeds from donations help to fund programs that provide services offered to veterans in need of assistance and support. Since 2010, Car Donation Foundation’s vehicle donation programs have made contributions of more than $116 million to worthy charities. Of the 19.6 million veterans in the U.S., many require support that comes from vehicle donation and your donation to CDF’s Vehicles For Veterans campaign will allow CDF to continue to provide contributions to those important charities. They offer free pick-up of cars, boats, RVs, Campers and ATV’s, running or not. https://www.vehiclesforveterans.org/?_vsrefdom=NATGMobile&keyword=donate%20truck%20to%20veterans&gclid=CjwKCAiAm7OMBhAQEiwArvGi3AiJtICfwvPkBPlOGbbJbLTMwuHhQbMn7mMmjVB96V8ZPfO7iSrSdxoCBtQQAvD_BwE

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