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2018 VETERAN'S OUTREACH

Veterans Served:

  • 8,063 - Number of Veterans/Individuals (Includes Veterans and Family Members/Guests) visiting the Freedom Foundation's Veteran's Center

Food Pantry:

  • 34,619 - Pounds of Food and Personal Care Items Provided to Veterans
  • 1,776 - Number of Veterans served in the Food Pantry

Non-Food Pantry Items:

  • 6,623 - Pounds of Non-Food Pantry Food Items Served to Veterans

Meals Provided:

  • 2,741 - Number of Veteran Meals served at the "Thursday Veteran's Weekly Lunch Program"
  • 11 - Number of Veterans receiving Food Pantry deliveries who are "Shut-Ins" with PTSD/Disabled or Sick
  • - Number of Veterans receiving emergency food

Volunteer Hours:

  • 3,791 - Number of Volunteer Hours Donated

Transportation:

  • 2,263 - Number of Bus Tickets/Rides provided to Veterans
  • 40 -  Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Medical Transportation Funds
  • 33 - Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Transportation Assistance Funds
  • - Number of Veterans receiving Auto related Assistance Funds
  • - Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Medical Assistance Funds

Clothing Distribution:

  • 495 - Number of Clothing Items provided to Veterans

Veteran Assistance Calls:

  •  173 -  Number of Veterans Receiving Advocacy Assistance

Housing:

  • 60 - Number of Veterans saved from Immediate Tenant Eviction with Emergency Rental Assistance Funds
  • 31 - Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Utility Assistance Funds
  • - Number of Veterans receiving funds for a new furnace
  • - Number of veterans who received a new washer
  • 576 - Number of Household Items provided to Veterans upon Veteran receiving Housing Placement Services
  • - Number of Veterans receiving Housing Cleaning/Repair Assistance Funds
  • 29 - Number of  "Nights of Lodging at a Local Motel" for a Female Veteran and her Service Animal
  • 15 - Number of Veterans and Family Members receiving Housing & Shelter Services
  • 13 - Number of Motel Rooms provided to Veterans and Family Members receiving Housing & Shelter Services
  • 190 - Number of days Veterans and Family Members received Housing & Shelter Services
  • - Number of Veterans receiving funds for storage assistance

Other Notables:

  • 200 - Number of Veterans and Guests attending Veteran's Appreciation Day Event June 9, 2019
  • - Number of Veterans receiving Legal Assistance
  • - Number of Veterans receiving Medical Lodging
  • - Number of Veterans receiving 2 Christmas Bicycles for Veteran's children
  • 100 - Number of Veterans provided a $15.00 HY-VEE Thanksgiving Meat Certificate ($1,500.00 Value)
  • 60 - Number of Veterans provided a $50.00 Christmas Cash Gift Card ($3,000.00 Value)
  • 87 - Number of Veterans and guest served on Thanksgiving Day (Breakfast/Dinner)
  • 40 - Number of Veterans and guests served at a Christmas Eve Day Brunch
  • 66 - Number of Veterans and guests served Lunch/Dinner on Christmas Eve
  • 47 - Number of Veterans and guests served Breakfast & Lunch on Christmas Day 
  • ** - Distributed $2,000 of Cash Gift Cards to Veterans on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day