For Immediate Release
26 June 2019
VETERANS HELPING VETERANS PROGRAM GAINS SUPPORT FROM THE INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
(VERO BEACH, FL) Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV), a program of the Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC), has received a generous $30,000 grant award from the Indian River Community Foundation. Funding in support of the Veterans Helping Veterans program, will provide repairs and home improvements for veteran homeowners who are either unable to afford or unable to complete the necessary work on their homes. Repairs and home improvements such as roof repairs, air conditioning system repairs, and the installation of handicap fixtures and ramps will ensure increased safety, accessibility and enhanced living conditions for our veterans and their families.
With more than 3000 Indian River County veterans living at the poverty level or below, the demand for the Veterans Helping Veterans program continues to grow. During the first year of this program over 35 veterans received necessary repairs to their homes. Funding from the Indian River Community Foundation will enable the Veterans Council to assist up to an additional 25 veterans and their families with improvements essential to improving safety and accessibility. The Veterans Helping Veterans program is better with help from the Indian River Community Foundation.
“The Veterans Council and our clients are so grateful for the generous support of the Indian River Community Foundation” says Board President, Colonel Sam Kouns, US Army (ret). “this support will directly impact the safety, security, quality of life, and the well-being of our veterans through the Veterans Helping Veterans program.”
Mission of Veterans Council of Indian River County:
The mission of the Veterans Council of Indian River County is to support all Indian River County veterans through the collective effort of veteran’s organizations, civic associations, and the local community, thereby raising awareness of veterans’ needs and of their contributions to society.
For more information about the Veterans Council of Indian River County, visit http://helpIRCvets.org or call (772) 410-5820