Theresa at Newby-ginnings sent me a vet that can't pay his rent, he's roughly $600 behind. He is going to the Real Life Minstries first to see what they can do. I've directed him to call the Spokane veteran's outreach center to see where he can go then if he still needs help I will put it before the e board.
We helped a member with a loan for $500 to get to his terminally ill parent.
Received contact from a family friend of a disabled Desert Storm vet, his 17 year old daughter passed away in her sleep. The family is obviously distraught and have no idea where to turn. They have limited funds due to being on disability and there is the financial burden of the burial. We pointed them to the Veteran's Outreach center, there are bereavement funds just for this type of thing and they will also get the needed family counseling at no charge. If they still need help with costs of the burial, we will help with what we can.
Nicole Thomas and Kim Cole are working to help a Walla Walla guarsdman whose house burned down, one of his children died in the fire and the other is in ICU here in Spokane. They need a hotel to stay at up here for the child in ICU and gas to go back and forth for the funeral. Many groups have been contacted and we will help them financially if needed. Nicole and Kim are all over this.
The Veterans Outreach Center contacted us, they have a vet with severe PTSD that attempted suicide by cop by trying to take the officer's weapon and he may be sent to prison without the help he needs. We're working with probation officers and judges to try to get the prosecution to lower the charge from a felony to a lower charge so that he qualifies for the veteran's court program where he can get the help instead of pushing him farther into a bad situation. It's an ongoing process and we're doing our best with this.