Military Officers Association Provides $90,000 of Grants to 33 Affiliates Across the Country
By Space Coast Daily // October 20, 2021
Cape Canaveral Chapter of MOAA was awarded one of the Outreach grants of $3,750
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Military Officers Association of America, a national veterans service organization comprised of military officers and their spouses, and their charitable arm, the MOAA Foundation, provided grants totaling nearly $90,000 to 33 of their affiliates across the country to aid veterans-in-need.
The Cape Canaveral Chapter of MOAA, one of MOAA’s largest chapters, was awarded one of the Outreach grants for $3,750 to assist veterans in the area.
To identify needy veterans and disperse the local grants, MOAACC teamed up with National Veterans Homeless Support.
Working with NVHS, MOAACC provided eight individual grants of approximately $500 to area veterans or their families for emergency relief, housing, and utility payments. MOAACC began working with NVHS and distributing the grants from July until the grant money was exhausted in September.
From the census, there are approximately 4,000 of Brevard County’s 70,000 veterans living g below the poverty level. NVHS is key in providing emergency aid and does this type of work all year round conducting fundraisers, obtaining donations, and working with veteran civic organizations and the VA to validate eligibility and assign caseworkers in order to assist veterans needing assistance.
Last year, NVHS provided about $50,000 of this type of assistance to area veterans.
“We thank the MOAA Foundation for this grant to aid local veterans and NVHS for the work they do for our brother and sister veterans” said Colonel Steve Bond, US Army Retired and the President of MOAACC.
Last year, MOAACC’s charitable activities donated nearly $100,000 to area veterans, active-duty military families, and military-oriented students.