Military Officers Association of America Foundation Provides Grant to Aid Local Area Veterans-in-Need
By Space Coast Daily // May 16, 2021
Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association donated $100,000 to area veterans last year
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America was one of 33 Chapters from among the organization’s more than 400 affiliates that awarded an MOAA Foundation Outreach Grant to support veterans in local communities this year.
This is the fifth year MOAA offered Community Outreach grants, but the first time the Cape Canaveral Chapter has received one.
“MOAACC received the $3,750 grant from the MOAA Foundation to identify and assist area veterans and their family members in critical need of assistance with housing, subsistence, health and financial or other emergency relief,” said MOAACC spokesperson Marilyn M. Sanford.
Over the next few months, members of the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association will be working with three local area veterans support organizations including the Veterans Center of Melbourne, under the Veterans Administration; the Volunteers of America; and the National Veterans Homeless Support to identify and verify veterans or families of veterans in need.
“Once area veterans-in-need are identified and validated by the veterans support organization, MOAACC will identify specific needs, deliver items, or make assistance payments,” said Sanford.
Colonel Steve Bond, U.S. Army Retired and the President of MOAACC, said, “We thank the MOAA Foundation for this grant. Taking care of our brother and sister veterans and their families is one of the reasons why we exist as an organization.”
Last year, the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association donated nearly $100,000 to area veterans, active serving military families, and military-oriented students.