Military Officers Association of America Foundation provides grant to help needy veterans in the region
The Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association donated $ 100,000 to area veterans last year
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Association of Military Officers of America was one of 33 chapters among the organization’s more than 400 affiliates that this year awarded a MOAA Foundation Outreach Grant to support ex-combatants in local communities.
This is the fifth year that the MOAA has offered Community Outreach Grants, but this is the first time the Cape Canaveral Chapter has received one.
“The MOAACC received the MOAA Foundation grant of $ 3,750 to identify and assist area veterans and their family members who are in critical need of assistance with housing, livelihoods, health and financial or other relief, ”said MOAACC spokesperson Marilyn M. Sanford.
Over the next few months, members of the Cape Canaveral branch of the Association of Military Officers will work with three local veterans support organizations, including the Veterans Center of Melbourne, under the veterans administration; the Volunteers of America; and the National Veterans Homeless Support to identify and verify veterans or their families in need.
“Once veterans in the region in need are identified and validated by the veteran support organization, the MOAACC will identify specific needs, deliver items or make aid payments,” said Sanford.
Col. Steve Bond, retired US military and president of the MOAACC, said, “We thank the MOAA Foundation for this grant. Caring for our veteran siblings and their families is one of the reasons we exist as an organization.
Last year, the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association donated nearly $ 100,000 to area veterans, serving military families and military students.