How can I help veterans in Michigan?

How can I help veterans in Michigan?

Contacting MVAA The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is here to help answer any questions you or your loved ones may have regarding veteran benefits and assistance. Call us at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) to reach our Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center.

Is American Veterans Society a legitimate charity?

Veterans Charity Scam. These are all sham charities that federal and state watchdogs have sued in recent years for misleading donors, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It’s a particularly shameful subset of charity fraud: scams that exploit Americans’ gratitude for military members’ service and sacrifice …

What does a fisher house look like?

A Fisher House is a “home away from home” where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.

What services do veterans need?

These vital services range from responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, jobs, mental health), information on veterans cemeteries and burial benefits, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local veterans and their families.

What percentage of my donation goes to Disabled American Veterans?

How much of my donation goes to help disabled veterans? 85¢ of every dollar spent in 2018 went to program services for disabled veterans and their families.

What is Fishershouse?

A Fisher House™ is a home away from home for families and Caregivers of Veterans and Active Duty Military receiving treatment at major military and VA medical facilities. VA Fisher House accommodations are provided at no cost to guests and located within walking distance of the treatment facility.

Is Fisher House a good charity?

Fisher House Foundation has received an A+ rating from Charity Watch, an online charity rating guide distributed by the American Institute of Philanthropy, a nationally prominent charity watchdog service. It is one of only two organizations appearing in the “Veterans and Military” section.

Is Gary Sinise an amputee?

ILM digitally removed Gary Sinise’s legs for several shots in the film, after the character Lieutenant Dan’s injuries sustained in the Vietnam War. Then, in certain shots, set props would be rigged to allow for the shot, such as a bed having a section cut out of it for Sinise’s actual legs to go through.

Why donate to the VVA of Michigan?

Any time you donate your unwanted household items, you are helping the VVA of Michigan carry on their inspiring programs and events that support our well deserving veterans. The VVA is forever committed to bringing support to all veterans and their communities.

Why choose a Michigan veteran home?

At the Michigan Veteran Homes, we understand veterans and have cared for them for the past 135 years. Within three home-like settings across Michigan, we offer skilled nursing care along with the opportunity to live as independently as possible. In our homes, members can keep the freedom they know and love.

What does your chapter do to support veterans in Michigan?

VVA chapters all over Michigan are also doing their part to raise awareness and support for veterans. Chapter 1047 of Harrison holds annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events. Chapter 310 of Washtenaw works with their members and the community to continue their Packages for Troops program.

Why join the VA home care community?

In our homes, members can keep the freedom they know and love. More importantly though, they receive the compassionate care they’ve earned. With special focuses on long-term care, dementia and memory care, and palliative care, we’re committed to our communities… because our veterans deserve it.