For Immediate Release
20 April 2020
Upward American Veterans (UAV), a program of the Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC), has received a generous $10,000 grant from the Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. The Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program is an allvolunteer 501 (C)(3) non-profit charity that distributes grants to help address the needs of at-risk residents in the county. They consistently support the 25,000 veterans and their families living in Indian River County. Funding in support of the Upward American Veterans program, will provide emergency basic living expenses to honorably discharged United States military veterans and their families in need. This program steps in when other sources of support are not available. UAV assists with urgent needs such as utility bills, rent, medical expenses or groceries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCIRC program is in need of support more than ever.
With more than 3,000 Indian River County veterans living at the poverty level or below, the demand for the Upward American Veterans program continues to grow. Funding from the Grand Harbor Community Outreach program will enable the Veterans Council to assist the daily influx of calls regarding emergency services during this crisis. The UAV program is successful because of the generous help of organizations such as the Grand Harbor Community Outreach program.
“The Veterans Council and our clients are so grateful for the continuous support of the Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program” says VCIRC Chairman, Martin Zickert, “this support will directly impact the safety, security, quality of life, and the well-being of our veterans through the Upward American Veterans program.”
Mission of Veterans Council of Indian River County:
Our Mission is to support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran needs and their contributions to society.
For more information about the Veterans Council of Indian River County and the UAV program, visit http://helplRCvets.org or call (772) 410-5820.