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Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment

Red Cross Support for Afghanistan and Iraq Deployment

Recently the South Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross received funding from the Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan (TRIAD) Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation to expand our Service to the Armed Forces.

Goals of the grant:

Red Cross Support for Afghanistan and Iraq Deployment (RC SAID) has 3 components:

  • Provide nonrecurring travel assistance to family members of injured military personnel at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) and Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC).
  • Provide nonrecurring financial assistance to community based National Guard and Reserve personnel in our service area.
  • Provide outreach and referrals through Services Available to Military (SAM).

How funding will be used:

A portion of our funds will be used to create a travel assistance program for the family of injured military personnel at WHMC and BAMC. We will provide travel assistance and lodging on a case-by-case basis for up to 2 family members for a maximum of 4 nights to visit a loved one at WHMC or BAMC.

Another portion of our funds will be used to provide nonrecurring financial assistance to National Guard and Reserve personnel and their families who are enduring financial hardship.


And finally, we will act as an information clearinghouse for military personnel through the establishment of our Services Available to Military (SAM) program. SAM will allow us to compile information on all of the services available to military personnel in the 4 counties we serve, as well as allow us to collaborate with other governmental and non-governmental agencies who support the Armed Forces.

Eligibility for funding:

Applicants for these funds must demonstrate constraints such as long distance, financial hardship, and/or lack of other available resources due to participation in the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts.

Point of Contact:

For more information, please contact Elaine Cockins, Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or (956) 423-0523.   


Funding for this program was provided by the Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment (TRIAD) Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. For more than 40 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation, a publicly supported philanthropic institution, has been administering donors' funds and granting gifts from those funds to worthy charitable causes that significantly enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve. For more information about the San Antonio Area Foundation, visit www.saafdn.org  


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American Red Cross - South Texas Red Cross

P.O. Box 2202, Harlingen, TX 78551-2202
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
 
Pharr Office
425 W. State St.
office: (956) 787-7851   fax: (956) 787-6841
Marta Fuentes-Service Center Coord.
Harlingen Office-Headquarters
6914 W. Expressway 83
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Chris Delgado-Service Center Coord.

 

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