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For Immediate Release:
Veterans to Receive Emergency Financial Assistance
"The Governor's and Legislature's support of the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance helps us provide much needed help to brave service members and their families," said retired Brigadier General Karen Rankin, chair of the Texas Veterans Commission.
Through this grant, financial assistance is provided to veterans, spouses, dependent parents and children, and surviving spouses on an emergency basis. To qualify to receive this assistance, the "emergency" must be a situation that arose unexpectedly, created an immediate need for financial assistance, and was not caused or created by unreasonable conduct of the applicant.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Rep. Chris Turner authored the legislation that created the lottery scratch-off game providing a permanent revenue source for the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.
"When our warriors return from the battlefields of distant lands, they are often faced with new battles on the home front. They are now battling to heal from the physical and emotional scars of war, to re-enter the private sector workforce, and to re-adjust to family life," said Sen. Van de Putte in a statement from her office. "With this award from the Fund for Veterans' Assistance, the Texas VFW will be able to help our warriors and their families meet the new challenges they face at home."
"The $1 million grant will not repay the debt of
gratitude we owe 1.7 million
The Texas VFW Foundation assists veterans and their families
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To apply for emergency financial assistance contact the Texas VFW Foundation at 800-997-7096 or visit their website at www.texasvfw.org.
For more information about the Texas Veterans Commission, visit www.tvc.state.tx.us.