When you help us, it allows us to do even more
for these returning injured troops like:
USAF K9 MP Chris or 1Sgt Peter
Lara. Even a little means a lot:CLICK HERE
intake, interviews or caseworker vetting. Sadly, some are
just beyond our means and we're seeking new Network Partners to
help with them.
- OPEN CASES -
Pending Intake & Vetting - Fort Bliss, Tx
- COMPLETED CASES -
Case # CA-Vet-306 - Our
Vietnam Era Marine is thriving in new, stable and affordable
housing here in Sacramento and now volunteers his free time
to our Wounded Warrior Workshop's computer refurbishing
project. He steps in after we lost our dear friend, board
member and also Vietnam vet, Mike Sarkisian. Bless you Ben.
Fund shortfall covered by PDN, Inc.
TX-SSG-MOM - Everthing on
Christmas wish list accomplished and then some.
A Nextdoor.com member volunteered
to handle the shopping and did a fantastic job. We are
updating our goal because UPS Blue shipping costs were
$135.35 and we had additional packaging costs put on PDN's
Case # CA-HARV-786 -
US Army medically discharges veteran in Sacramento receiving
assistance returning to civilian life after issues with
Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Immediate need was bringing her
vehicle current with DMV and repairs to make it safe and
dependable. CLICK HERE TO HELP
Expended to date: $341 of
$500 goal - Donations received $125
WW-K9 Christopher An IED Injured
Chris and his K9 partner Jack. The immediate need is for a
laptop computer and software since he was a victim of
"Sequestration" cuts last March.
Expended to date:
$1,721.48 - of $1,800 goal - Donations received $870
Laptop has shipped without meeting our goal but we had to
tap resources that usually pay our bills. We still need a
hand up if you can help.
Pete Rarely does PDN divulge the full
identity of the military personnel or family we assist in crisis
situations. This Wounded Warrior's case justifies an exception.
Furthermore, SFC Peter Lara's story earned
him the valor awards below and further recognition by Military Times.
Expended to date:
$2,556.88 - of $3,000 goal - Donations received $2,556.88
OPEN PROJECTS -
Case Work: AMAZING DONATION OFFER
Hearing Aids: An amazing military family who
just lost their veteran loved one, wants to pass
them on to another veteran. The original value was
$4,600 which includes a blue tooth connection for tv
and cell phone use. We share this project with
CALIFORNIA, LONG BEACH:
CA-DAV-276 John - This Disabled American Veteran, for the
eight years, served as the owner's resident manager on the
property where John and his wife live. The apartment was
recently purchased and the new owner(s) have been engaging
in questionable conduct towards existing tenants including
John and his wife. After John filed formal complaints with
the appropriate local agencies, he fears the new owners will
ignore the law and evict him. He lacks the financial
resources to move now or in the immediate future.
MICHIGAN - MI-DAV-273 - Disabled Navy
veteran needed financial assist with storing personal
property after being hospitalized in Sterling Heights VA facility.
He has now lost his home. While we secured the storage, it
is not needed due to short term housing being in place on a
trail basis. We will refund all donations that were
specified for this veteran's immediate needs.
William URGENT NEED - Working Used
or New Refrigerator!
This honorable veteran served in 1989 during Noriega conflict -
76Victor US Army. He is currently unemployed with no income. and
the last of his food is going bad. He lives in South Sacramento
on Sunnybrae Drive Sacramento CA 95823. Zajic Appliance donated refrigerator. PDN paid portion
of SMUD bill and provided gas money. PDN is providing part
time work for this veteran to cover remaining utility bill.
William has found suitable employment. He wants to assist
with our Wounded Warrior Workshop on his days off.
CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO: Assist Vietnam Veterans of America,
Mary Lou McNeil with obtaining and installing countertops,
cabinet, deep sinks, faucets and heavy duty garbage disposal
at their Veteran's Center - 4441 Auburn Blvd. Ste. J.
All materials procured. Installer (plumber) needed.
WASHINGTON STATE & DC Walter Reed: P-357VA
Shipping of ARC kits for WA state wounded warriors at Walter
Reed. Assist for Heartbeat
Serving Wounded Warriors
Cell: 425-931-1047to donate funds for
shipping while searching for remedy to such needs.
HOW DO WE GET RESULTS?
SUMMER YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT
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Monitored Progress cases
CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO: CA-DAV269 - Disabled Navy veteran
deserves a hand up. This can be a part time job and
donations to help him get back to school, continue medical
treatments, leave the Veterans Shelter and seek more
Our first failure in spite of meeting
the needs of this veteran. See the donations posted on
page and closing comment from PDN.
FORT BLISS TEXAS TX271 An
injured US Army soldier needing a
hand up! Funding for family's transportation from Fort
Bliss - El Paso, Texas to home in Franklin, Ohio. Goal of
$1200 has been reached.
Family adopted in Ohio by "The 9/12 Project" via Geoff Rapp,
Executive Director of the Westlake 9/12 Project.
CALIFORNIA: CA-DAV268 Purple Heart Recipient, 10 year
veteran having served in both the US Navy and US Army was
injured by an IED in Iraq. Returning home to Elk Grove from
Fort Bliss, this disabled veteran has been without pay since
February 2011 and is seeking immediate employment.
FORT BLISS, TX267
family of four's vehicle, their only form of transportation.
If our goal is reached, funds will go directly to lender.
8-19-11: While 50% of our goal had been reached,
the finance company
Santander Consumer USA Inc. has yet to respond to calls from
PDN, our soldier or to phone messages and a fax. Donors will
receive refunds or have the option to apply them to our
newest Wounded Warrior case CA-DAV268.
CALIFORNIA: M258 Marine Dad, 5
children, wife passed away December 24th. PDN Webmaster
provided apartment and waiver of deposits/rents until family
CALIFORNIA: DAV257 Disabled Army officer and minor
daughter about to become homeless. Emergency housing until
back pay arrives, food and some clothing, This soldier
discharged from Mather VA hospital with no resources,
friends or family in Sacramento.
Housing needs provided along with gift cards. Pending budget update.
ILLINOIS: WW256 OIF Wounded Warrior veteran 50%
disabled. Deaths in immediate family added extra burden
(four minor children) for this veteran, his wife and his own
three young children. Need immediate financial assistance
with heating bills, insurance, mortgage and auto repairs.
food, diapers, clothes for kids, shoes and gloves needed.
CALIFORNIA: 249 Wounded
warrior injured in Ramadi, Iraq. Was homeless for a period after
retuning stateside. Now married with six month old daughter.
Financial assistance needed to while he's undergoing treatment and
TEXAS FT BLISS: 250
Wounded Warrior Soldier served 3 tours to Iraq: April
2003-April 2004 March 2005-February 2006 October
2006-December 2007. Family facing eviction and relocation
Partial rent payment funded.
MISSISSIPPI: 251 Wounded
warrior served with honor. Wife abandoned family leaving two
sons aged 14 years and six months old. Loss of second income
and his 60% disability has the family at risk pending future
Five years of Iraq deployments leaves a Wounded Warrior behind on
car payments after suffering identity theft, learning his AT&T cell
phone bill was billed at conventional rate totaling $3,000 or more.
Cleared through caseworker. Pending service
CALIFORNIA: 213 First Gulf War wounded warrior having long
term issues with the VA system, benefits and disability pay. The
family car needs transmission & fan clutch. PDN is offering some
transportation assistance for a long overdue weekend getaway for the
family. Frequent travelers could donate free hotel nights to
make the package complete.
Get-a-way funded. Need hotel nights!
NORTH CAROLINA: 254WW. Disabled veteran, one year
old daughter and his spouse, need first months rent and security
deposit. Wife is a teacher but hiring is frozen due to current
economy. Undergoing treatment at Hefner VA Medical Center.
255VA. Disabled American Veteran , informed by his VA Outpatient
physician, that he needed emergency surgery to remove his gall
bladder on July 7, 2009 or he could die. His case has been bounced
all over the VA system with no results. Today he was provided some
pills and sent home with no further word on the life saving
operation he needs. friends and PDN pulling
out all the stops on this case. calling VA OIG, Hotlines,
media and posting in blogs to keep the pressure on. Need volunteers
to do the same.
NORTH CAROLINA: 225 Soldier at Ft. Bliss, Tx has wife and two kids at home and needs
past due rent paid. They reside in Fayetteville. PDN will take care
of utilities and we've talked to the landlord. Soldier's status is a
bit in limbo as is some of his pay.
Assisted with utilities
Travel assist for a wounded warrior to come home. He
served in Iraq in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 07- April 08 until he was
medevaced to Kuwait, Germany, Fort Andrews, and then to Fort Bliss,
Texas, to heal while assigned at the Warrior Transition Battalion.
TENNESSEE:228 A Wounded Warrior had to borrow
money to get a flight home to Nashville, TN for a family emergency.
A little financial assistance is needed so he can tend to his families welfare,
foregoing his own treatment at the Wounded Warrior Unit in Ft.
Vietnam Veterans of America took ownership. PDN
funded prepaid VISA for expenses.
COLORADO: 231L OIF Active Duty
returning veteran needs Family Law & Skip Tracer assistance to
locate wife and child who moved out of state and further help with
divorce and custody matters. PDN Board member
OHIO: 226 The
Columbus Townhall Chapter and PDN are working to help this Ohio
military family meet past due utility and mortgage payments. This
Bronze Star 22 years of service veteran US Army soldier was called
up from his reserve status for his first deployment to Iraq then
deployed again to
Ft. Monroe, VA.
Adopt-a-Soldier program steps up to keep water from
being shut off. Insurance cancellation avoided thanks to talk radio
hosts Quinn & Rose. Local
Vets for Freedom
resources has covered the mortgage, utilities and groceries. Car
payments up next. Awaiting report from Columbus Townhall Chapter.
Band of Brothers Three!
we get a case that just breaks your heart when you hear the
sacrifices brave soldiers make to serve us. Three Colorado National Guard brothers were
so motivated to deploy to Iraq that they arranged to join a unit in
California so they could deploy together.
Having just arrived here, tragedy struck
at home. One of the brothers who was just married three weeks ago
learned his wife passed away last Friday. The soldier and one
brother were flown home to Colorado to take care of funeral
arrangements. The airline tickets was provided by USAA and petty
traveling cash provided by VFW and passing of the hat amongst the
Camp Roberts 1/185th California National Guard.
The family faces an additional $5,000 in
funeral expenses they cannot afford to pay. PDN has been authored by
the family to facilitate direct payments to the mortuary from
donations earmarked for that purpose.
PDN matched donation from California State
President, Association of the US Army. Generous donations from AUSA
Mission Trails Chapter - Camp San Luis Obispo and Rita in Plainview,
MN. A special thanks to CJ Grisham's
4th of July Mission - Accomplished
Click to follow progress
Turns out the family car was not safe to
drive back to California without repairs costing more than the car is
worth. In spite of many bumps along the way, the family is safely home
and will be assisted further by the Operation Ready Families Program
here in California.