Camden, NJ, September 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Gerard J. Ferro, Chairman of the Support Our Soldiers Foundation, Inc. recently made a $10,000 donation to Camden based Volunteers of America Delaware Valley for its Home for the Brave project.
The Home for the Brave is being constructed as part of a renovation of VOADV’s Aletha R Wright "Vision of Hope" Center. It will be a 30-bed housing addition for homeless veterans that will offer intensive case management with wrap around supportive services including job training and placement, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment and health care. The program will offer a five-stage approach with the veteran eventually becoming the mentor to others entering the program.
The very appreciative VOADV President, Dan Lombardo commented, “Very special and a greatly appreciated and desperately needed gift, extraordinary.”
In 2008, 20% of the homeless in Camden County were veterans 18% of homeless veterans suffer from a serious mental illness. Homeless veterans are more likely to have drug and alcohol issues. Veterans are less likely to seek help through mainstream services. Nationally there are 107,000 homeless veterans on any given night. 47% of homeless veterans served during Vietnam and 89% received an honorable discharge.
SOSF was, founded in 2009 to help American soldiers by financially supporting organizations whose mission is to directly help those protecting our freedom. SOSF is self funded. the revenue to support the program comes from the distribution of the free SOSF Prescription Discount Card powered by SOSF's corporate partner, Free For All, Inc.® As of August 2011, SOSF has saved cardholders using the free SOSF Prescription Discount Card over $1.9 million in prescription costs. Everytime a cardholder saves money by using the SOSF Prescription Discount Card, $0.50 benefits a wounded veteran. The foundation prides themselves on the fact that 100% of the funds received by the foundation are distributed out to help those veterans.
Gerard Ferro commented, “I am proud of the work our Foundation does for the military in need. We are pleased we are able to assist Volunteers of America and the Home For The Brave.”