END OF THE YEAR REPORT FOR VETERANS ASSISTANCE 2019
FOOD ASSISTANCE 42 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2
HOUSEHOLD GOODS 7 HOUSING NEEDS 7
VETERANS AFFAIRS NEED 42 HOSPITAL VISITS 1
MEETINGS ATTENDED 102 COUNSELING SESSIONS 6
COUNSELING REFERRALS 5 OTHER CONTACTS 28
SPECIAL INFORMATION BY MONTH
JANUARY: attended VA Suicide Prevention Day Program.
FEBRUARY: assisted in Veteran #4, suicide prevention, assisted Veteran of house fire, participated in Arts on Broadway Event - downtown Fort Meade.
MARCH: participated in Americanism Day at Janie Howard Elementary School in Lake Wales.
APRIL: made presentation to American Legion Post 74, Sebring. Met with Vice Principal New Beginnings High School about their students needs. Provided 26 personal care items to the school. Provided 104 items of personal and other care to Highlands County Veterans Office. The 25th set flags on Veteran graves in Fort Meade Cemeteries. the 27th, assisted with and served as Chaplain for three Memorial Services as Lake Wales cemeteries.
JUNE: delivered 11 cases of bottled water to the Highlands County Veterans Office in Sebring.
JULY: on the 4th, offered prayer and solace to AML Post 71 members and attendees that had lost loved ones. Met with staff of Hardee Help Center, introducing our programs.
AUGUST: assisted homeless #8 of Hardee Help into housing and for Mrs. Bells Office.
SEPTEMBER: met with BOBS VETS in Ruskin to introduce our programs t them and into Hillsborough County. Met with Highlands County Homeless Coalition to introduce our Programs.
OCTOBER: sponsored two Grant Writing Classes, met with Steve Cox Bartow CRA about space for our programs. Met with Desoto County Homeless coalition to introduce our programs.
NOVEMBER: attended the Arcadia Ministerial Meeting and introduced our programs, met Heather. Went to All Faith Food Bank, Heather is Site Manager, talked about veteran needs and she offered us a private office tow Mondays a month. Participated in a Viet. Nam War panel for Lake Wales High School History Class for Josey, a student. On the 25th, the first Monday at the Arcadia Food Bank, served five Veterans with referrals and needed items.
2019 has been a full year, with program opening in January and growing this quickly, now serving Veterans and their family members in Polk, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands and Hillsborough Counties. One other item to mention, we have assisted thousands of Veterans and family members this year with food, water, furniture, clothing medical equipment, VA assistance and much more, when you consider we deliver vast amounts of items and never see the end user. We never see the difference from referrals and the support tho the family. We do this because we have that calling to assist Veterans and their family members.