Washington County, WI – The Fohl-Martin American Legion Post 483, through its Wreaths Across America Committee, has donated $500 to each of the following organizations:
Center for Veterans (CVI)
Captain John D. Mason Peer Outreach Program
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
The center for veterans office is located in Milwaukee and serves
Wisconsin with a mission to provide housing and services to support an improved
quality of life for ALL veterans and their families. These services include the provision
housing, educational resources, advice and much more.
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The Captain John B. Mason Peer Outreach Program is designed for
connect veterans to physical and mental health care, primarily through veterans
Administration with other sources. These goals are achieved through
veteran peers. These peers will help connect the veteran to the VA and other
resources to lead a healthy and productive life.
The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is located in West Allis. He is
Veteran-run with a mission to help homeless and at-risk veterans get and stay
with a high degree of independence. The MHVI is not limited to Milwaukee County alone. Their
the aim is to fill gaps not covered by other organisations.
MHVI is very involved in community education and awareness program to achieve
the public and organizations about their mission and connecting with veterans in need. A
MHVI’s primary goal is to help veterans from all walks of life meet their basic needs.
They have clothing, furniture, food and many other items to help people in crisis.
The fourth agency the Fohl-Martin Allenton American Legion Post 483 committee met with was represented by Jennifer Kiefer of Fischer House-Wisconsin located at the Milwaukee Veterans Administration Medical Center. The mission is to provide “Military and Veteran/Families a Home” when a loved one, serving military or Veteran, is hospitalized with an illness, disease or injury. The only stipulation is that they live more than 50 miles away so they can stay free with great rooms, use of a kitchen, laundry, Wi-Fi, TVs, and more.
Additionally, the Fohl-Martin Allenton American Legion Post 483 donated money to stars and stripes Honor flights to help veterans in the region participate in “their special day”.
The American Legion is founded on four pillars, one of which is “Veterans”. Members of the American Legion are dedicated to helping veterans when they are released from military service. This help comes in many forms, some of which include support for homeless veterans, support for basic needs programs for people in life crisis, and support for people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. and traumatic brain injury.
It is with this pillar in mind that the Allenton Wreaths Across America Committee
dedicated support funds to help those who help our veterans and their families.