Alicia R. Powell, a veteran and mother of two, recently injured herself in such a way that prevented her from working and attending career advancing classes. The doctor ordered her to limit her movement, and gave her medicines that did not allow her to continue working. “I was not able to attend classes on campus this semester per Dr.’s orders due to complications with my right leg and arm. I am unable to work, because I can’t afford for long periods of time and the pain meds and muscle relaxers cause me to be very drowsy.”
Faced with mounting bills at home, and having two children to care for, she looked for assistance with delinquent bills and rent. Like most veterans, she turned to her local VA hospital, but no one seemed to have any information or any idea on how to help her.
Fortunately, she found The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF). She contacted DVNF, applied for the grant, and quickly received the emergency financial relief she needed. DVNF was there to help when no help was to be found for Alicia and her children.
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran’s community.