Charity of the Month

VETERANS YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Our Mission:

To Provide, Coordinate, and Facilitate Services to Prevent and to Reduce Homelessness in Manatee County, Florida. The main goal of the Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program is to assist veterans with basic services:
Case Management Services, Assistance Obtaining VA Benefits, Assistance Obtaining Other Public Benefits, Rental Assistance, Utility-Fee Payment Assistance, Child Care and Other Qualifying Services,  and Transportation.

The program is operated by a grant from HUD and VA with 100% of funds going to the veterans. In 2019, more than 978 vets met with program staff and received information and referral assistance.  Of these, more than 90 individuals/families received financial assistance related to preventing or ending homelessness. A caseworker follows each veteran/family for 120 days.

Wish List: Publix or Walmart Gift certificates in increments of $10, $20, & $25 with receipts attached.

Donations may be dropped off at the church office or in the Sunday collection basket marked: Veterans Program