Meet our Team

The Wounded Veterans Relief Fund team provides immediate temporary emergency financial assistance to disabled veterans who have served in the wars and conflicts since 9/11. The program supports eligible service members and their families while maintaining their privacy. The organization works with Florida Veteran Administration (VA) facilities to screen and refer veterans. Financial support is provided for basic needs, including food, gas, mortgage, rent and utility payments, auto payments and repairs, transportation, wheelchair lifts, moving expenses, temporary or transitional housing and more.

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund Team Veterans Assistance Mission:

Ease the burdens of financial distress for post-9/11 Florida disabled veterans and their families, helping them transition back home in a productive, meaningful way.

When veterans return home, many are wounded both physically and psychologically. The financial burdens they face, waiting for disability payments with little to no income, are often insurmountable without help. Our organization, out of deep respect and first-hand understanding of those challenges, was founded on the commitment to helping veterans through immediate, focused assistance.

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing immediate emergency financial assistance to eligible disabled veterans who have served in the wars and conflicts since 9/11. Founded in 2009, the organization supports eligible service members and their families while maintaining their privacy.

Headquartered in Lake Park, Florida, the organization works with Florida Veteran Administration facilities to quickly screen and refer veterans in order to offer immediate emergency relief. Most assistance requests can be processed within 24 -48 hours as completed records are filed and approved.

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund Veterans Assistance Services:

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund supports veterans in the Florida who served post-9/11 in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation New Dawn (OND), as well as their spouses and families. Our network of referring Veterans Administration locations now serves all of Florida. As our network grows, we are able to provide more veterans with the immediate, focused assistance they deserve.

Immediate needs are the first priority for Wounded Veterans Relief Fund veterans assistance. We help pay rent to avoid eviction, utility payments keeping the lights on, even paying for transportation so a veteran can visit an ailing relative. In extreme cases we cover costs for temporary housing in lieu of the family living in their car.

Our program relies exclusively on referrals sent by our Veteran Administration (VA) Medical Center network. Wounded Veterans Relief Fund provides financial support in two ways: through case-based crisis intervention, assisting with emergency-specific needs, and through pre-paid Visa debit cards (worth $50) to Veteran Administration facilities in Florida which are distributed by VA caseworkers at their discretion to support essential needs.

Ashley Lunsford

Veteran Services Coordinator

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