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Jul 18

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Grants serve Texas vets

The Texas Veterans Commission has announced the awarding of grants to organizations dedicated to helping military veterans and their families. The solicitation process commenced July 13, and will continue through 5:00 p.m. August 7. Vets will receive assistance for such problems as transportation to medical facilities, counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, short-term financial assistance, legal assistance, and housing for homeless veterans and their families. The commission’s Executive Director Thomas Palladino is confident the program will succeed.

“Through the generous contributions of all those interested in helping Texas veterans we were able to help over 92,000 veterans and their families through over 90 grantees dedicated to veteran support,” he said. “We are excited to receive new applications for our funding and continue the mission of serving veterans and their families in Texas.”

Eligible grant applicants are units of local government, 501(c)(3) posts or organizations for past or present members of the armed forces, 501(c)(3) private nonprofit corporations authorized to conduct business in Texas, and Texas chapters of 501(c)(4) veterans service organizations. There are other sources of aid for vets.

Veterans Cash is a Texas lottery scratch-off game that has raised millions for the cause since its inception in November 2009. Also, individual donors can make online contributions at www.tvc.texas.gov, or via their vehicle registration form by listing a sum in the document’s bottom right-hand corner. All such donations are tax-deductible under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code’s Section 170(c.)

The Texas Veterans Commissions seeks to assist Texas vets in such matters as disability claims, canada in levitra employment, education and grants. The commission employs more than 200 counselors in 75 cities to insure Lone Star vets receive all the assistance they have coming.

For more information on the commission and the grant program please visit http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Fund-for-Veterans-Assistance.aspx.

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