A Woman Veteran Needs Your Help
We have to keep her name confidential, of course! A woman Veteran was referred to us for help in moving her belongings from a storage unit in a Cleveland suburb to a unit near her mother's home in Lorain County.
When our moving team arrived, everyone was shocked and horrified to find that all her household items were covered in mold, stemming from a hole in this climate-controlled storage unit's ceiling.
Her insurance will reimburse her $2,000, however the cost to fully remediate the entire storage unit is $4,000.
By VA standards, this veteran is homeless. We have already reached out to VA partners to help her with permanent housing and referred her to other government-based financial assistance.
To compound the situation, she suffers from PTSD stemming from her military service. She is seeing a professional who is trying to help her build a case for a disability claim. Unfortunately, this specialist is more than an hour from her temporary residence.
We've partnered with another non-profit who has agreed to help cover at least one of the civilian healthcare evaluations because the VA is unable/unwilling to help make the case for a service-connected disability.
So, your donations will help with travel to and from her appointments and help cover the cost of the mold-remediation and moving expenses, while we try to reduce the impact on government services as her disability case is being submitted to the VA and Social Security.
We've included some pictures of some of the water/mold damage. It's difficult to share too much without degrading privacy. Imagine everything you own in a 10' x 15' storage unit. Her own estimate is the items are valued in excess of $40,000. We hope you can help!
Please donate what you can today!
Molly Carlin, President
Cleveland American Veterans Association!