Veterans United Fund Awards First Year Grants

The United Way of Washington County (UWWC) is pleased to award $42,341 to four Veterans Programs/Projects in its inaugural grant year.  The efforts of those who served on the Grant Review Committee, including many of our local veterans, allowed us to identify and fund those programs/projects that address veterans’ needs in our Washington County Community. 

The following nonprofits received a one-year grant to fund their programs/projects:

Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans, Inc.’s Veterans Multimedia Awareness Promotional Project - To save the lives of Veterans by enhancing awareness among the veteran and civilian public of the life changing role and function medical service dogs can play in saving and restoring the lives of our Veterans.  $15,000 Grant

Washington Cemetery’s Soldiers Road Repair Project - To stabilize the road going around its veterans’ section to the Vietnam Wall Memorial for visitation and safety of those visiting. It allows for those visiting fellow veterans access to their final resting place along with the visitation of its Vietnam War Memorial which recognizes those from Washington County that served.  $10,000 Grant

Washington Area Humane Society’s Pets for the U.S. Vets Program - To unite rescue pets with veterans; promote good mental and physical health through pet ownership; reduce veterans’ feelings of isolation; and financially aids veterans in our county through free pet adoptions. After the adoption, the positive effects of having a pet resonate for years to come.  $2,341 Grant

Washington City Mission’s Veterans Plus Program - To provide veterans with an extensive array of wraparound services to address every aspect of homelessness, providing the veterans with the opportunity to transform their lives to independence. This program provides homeless veterans with the opportunity to move their lives from homelessness to independent living.  $15,000 Grant

The UWWC would like to again recognize Range Resources for its commitment to our community veterans and for taking the lead to establish the new Veterans United Fund with its initial donation, which was made possible through funds raised through Range’s annual charity events. “The team at Range is excited to support local veterans. Our veterans have served our country, and it is nice to be able to support them in return,” said Range Resources’ Vice President Tony Gaudlip and U. S. Army veteran. “We are thankful for the support of our business partners who helped make this possible through participation of our fundraising efforts.”

P. Ann Hrabik, MBA, CFRE, Executive Director of the United Way of Washington County expressed, “We are grateful for the long-standing partnership that UWWC has with Range Resources and are excited to be able to offer funding to assist nonprofits who serve our courageous veterans in our community.” 

Community members will have the opportunity to donate specifically to the Veterans United Fund in the upcoming fiscal year. 

The mission of the United Way of Washington County, who is two years shy of turning 100 years old, is to unite people, resources, and organizations to improve lives in Washington County.  To learn more about the United Way of Washington County, please visit .

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