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The SFCTF acts in partnership with similarly minded local organizations and citizens to pool resources in support of local service members, Veterans, first responders, and their families in times of acute financial crisis. Our Veteran Outreach program provides for necessary financial support for basic needs — food, shelter, utilities, and more, while also supporting local community projects that directly assist Veterans.
- We provide one-time financial payments to service providers in order to cover unexpected expenses for local Veterans, first responders, and their families to cover basic needs – food, shelter, utilities, and more – during acute financial crises.
- Applicants are vetted prior to any payment being made on their behalf, including direct personal contact with the providers by our Veteran Outreach Chair, Craig Baker.
- Veterans must provide a DD214 proving they were honorably discharged from service prior to approval.
The SFCTF Veteran Outreach program has seen a large increase in requests over the last three years, due to the visibility of the program, our partnership with Still Serving Veterans for directed requests, and an increase in our funding.
We have been able to increase our budget for this program from $6,000 in 2019 to $12,000 in 2020, and now to our 2021 projected budget of $24,000.
Semper Fi Community Task Force’s Veterans Outreach Program provides:
- Grants to local veterans and their families for necessary financial support for basic needs — food, shelter, utilities and travel; and
- Support to local community projects that directly assist veterans, such as installation of a Purple Heart Parking Space at Alabama A&M for ease of access to university facilities.