For Immediate Release
26 April 2020
Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV), a program of the Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC), has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the John’s Island Foundation. The John’s Island Foundation seeks award grants to agencies whose programs are primarily directed toward supporting basic human needs such as food, shelter, assistance with disabilities/health issues, safety from abuse and children’s education. They raise funds from the John’s Island Community for the purpose of making grants to fund capital requirements to agencies serving the economically disadvantaged in Indian River County.
There are 25,000 local veterans and families in need within Indian River County. With 3,000 of those IRC veterans living at the poverty level or below, the Veterans Helping Veterans program consistently needs support. Funding for the VHV 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. “The work we do locally through our Veterans Helping Veterans program is only possible through generous grants and donations from our community” says VCIRC Chairman, Martin Zickert, “we are incredibly thankful to the John’s Island Community Foundation for their support.”
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 VHV program, visit http://helpIRCvets.org or call (772) 410-5820.