VETERAN'S OUTREACH

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The Freedom Foundation's Veteran's Outreach Program strives to provide essential services such as:

  • Emergency Medical Transportation
  • ​Emergency Lodging/Shelter
  • Medical Equipment (when available)
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • ​Food Pantry deliveries to the disabled/shut-ins/Elderly

In 2017
Veterans Served:

  • 7,734- Number of Veterans/Individuals (Includes Veterans and Family Members/Guests) visiting the Freedom Foundation's Veteran's Center

Food Pantry:

  • 31,886- Pounds of Food and Personal Care Items Provided to Veterans
  • 1657- Number of Veterans served in the Food Pantry

Meals Provided:

  • 2,516- Number of Veteran Meals served at the "Thursday Veteran's Weekly Lunch Program"
  • 12- Number of Veterans receiving Food Pantry deliveries who are "Shut-Ins" with PTSD/Disabled or Sick

Volunteer Hours:

  • 4,786.10- Number of Volunteer Hours Donated

Transportation:

  • 1,619- Number of Bus Tickets/Rides provided to Veterans
  • 27- Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Transportation Assistance Funds
  • 8- Number of Veterans receiving Auto related Assistance Funds
  • 14- Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Medical Assistance Funds

Clothing Distribution:

  • 516- Number of Clothing Items provided to Veterans

Housing:

  • 49- Number of Veterans saved from Immediate Tenant Eviction with Emergency Rental Assistance Funds
  • 30- Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Utility Assistance Funds
  • 2- Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Mortgage Assistance Funds to avoid Home Foreclosure
  • 3- Number of Veterans receiving Emergency Home Repair Assistance Funds
  • 426- Number of Household Items provided to Veterans upon Veteran receiving Housing Placement Services
  • 9- Number of "Nights of Lodging at a Local Motel" for a Female Veteran and her Service Animal
  • 40- Number of Veterans and Family Members receiving Housing & Shelter Services
  • 31- Number of Motel Rooms provided to Veterans and Family Members receiving Housing & Shelter Services
  • 204- Number of days Veterans and Family Members receiving Housing & Shelter Services

Other Notables:

  • 2- Number of Veterans receiving Medical Equipment (1- Wheelchair & 1- Wheelchair Ramp)

  • 1- Number of Veterans receiving a Computer Hard Drive

  • 1- Number of Veterans receiving "Honor Flight Funds"

  • 1- Number of Veterans receiving Storage Units Assistance Funds

  • 1- Number of Veterans receiving Medical Lodging

  • 1- Number of Veterans receiving a Gift for their Newborn

  • 100- Number of Veterans provided a $15.00 Hy-Vee Thanksgiving Meat Gift Certificate ($1,500.00 Value)

  • 60- Number of Veterans provided a $50.00 Christmas Cash Gift Card ($3,000.00 Value)

  • 42- Number of Veterans and guests served on Thanksgiving Day at the Freedom Foundation's Veteran's Center (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • 33- Number of Veterans and guests served at a Christmas Eve Luncheon at the Freedom Foundation's Veteran's Center

  • 16- Number of Veterans served on Christmas Day at the Freedom Foundation's Veterans Center for all day fellowship (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)


In 2016 

VETERANS SERVED

  • 5983-Number of Veterans/Individuals (Includes Veterans and Family Members/Guests) visiting the Freedom Foundation's Veterans Center.

VOLUNTEER HOURS

  • 5256.50- Number of Volunteer Hours Donated.

TRANSPORTATION

  • 1222- Number of Bus Tickets Provided to Veterans.
  • 10- Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Medical Transportation Assistance Funds.
  • 8- Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Transportation Assistance Funds.
  • 3- Number of Veterans Receiving Auto Related Assistance Funds (5 Monetary Disbursements)

MEDICAL

  • 11- Veterans Provided Emergency Medical Equipment
  • 6-Number of Veterans Provided Motorized Wheelchairs
  • 5- Number of Veterans Provided Standard Wheelchairs

HOUSING

  • 29-Number of Veterans Saved From Immediate Tenant Eviction with Emergency Rental Assistance Funds
  • 12-Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Utility Assistance Funds
  • 2-Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Mortgage Assistance Funds to Avoid Home Foreclosure
  • 1- Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Home Repair Assistance Funds
  • 3- Number of Veterans Receiving Emergency Lodging Assistance Funds
  • 477-Number of Household Items Provided to Veterans when Veterans Provided Housing Placement Services

OTHER NOTABLES :

  • 100- Number of Veterans provided a $15.00 HY VEE Thanksgiving Meat Gift Certificate (Valued @ $1,500.00)
  • 60- Number of Veterans provided a $50.00 Christmas Gift Cash Card (Valued @ $3,000.00)
  • 32- Number of Veterans served on Thanksgiving Day at the Freedom Foundation's Veterans Center (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • 30- Number of Veterans served at Christmas Eve Day Luncheon at the Freedom Foundation's Veterans Center
  • 12- Number of Veterans served on Christmas Day with Breakfast and Lunch, as well as providing all day fellowship