Help Our Heroes: Support our Guard and Reserves

 
$38,191
$11,809
Raised
Remaining
Mar 12, 2013

$40,000 Positive Impact

Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank you very much for your ongoing support for our organization. In a society where everyone is tightening their spending, we applaud you for thinking of others who are truly in need of help. To date, we've raised close to $40,000 to benefit military heroes who have been harmed physically and/or financially due to serving in the U.S. military.

We're excited to announce that we've already helped numerous families around the country with these funds and 100% of the funds we received has been paid out to these military families. This money has helped service members and their families avoid further economic harm due to their circumstances. It has given them a second chance to get back on their feet financially. And it has let them know their service to their country is not forgotten.

We continue to receive applications from service members.  They are struggling to keep their homes out of foreclosure, pay a basic utility bill and manage their budgets in a time of unemployment, heavy medical bills and transitioning from military to civilian life.  To continue the impact of this program, we are asking you and your co-workers to continue to contribute through gift cards and other donations.  On behalf of the service members who have received a grant, we appreciate and thank you for all you do. Without your help, none of this is possible!

Thank you for your continued support.

Nov 7, 2012

Update from the field

Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank you very much for your ongoing support for our organization. In a society where everyone is tightening their spending, we applaud you for thinking of others who are truly in need of help. To date, we've raised close to $40,000 to benefit military heroes who have been harmed physically and/or financially due to serving in the U.S. military.

We're excited to announce that we've already helped numerous families around the country with these funds and 100% of the funds we received has been paid out to these military families. This money has helped service members and their families avoid further economic harm due to their circumstances. It has given them a second chance to get back on their feet financially. And it has let them know their service to their country is not forgotten.

To continue the impact of this program, we are asking you and your co-workers to continue to contribute through gift cards and other donations.  We appreciate and thank you for all you do. Without your help, none of this is possible!

Jul 5, 2012

Heroes Helping Heroes

Thank you for being a hero by helping our military heroes who are struggling after return home from their service.  You, our Donor Heroes, have helped give out nearly $40,000 to deserving military heroes in crisis.  Without your support these military heroes and their families would continue to suffer.

Through your generous support you have helped veterans like Efrain in Indiana who is disable and served in Iraqi.  Efrain and his son were going to be evicted but we worked with his landlord and saved their home.  Efrain writes, "I am happy to inform you that the check was delivered today. I gave Linda (landlord) a hug for being so patient with me while going through our hardship. May I also extend hugs to you and all who made it possible to help veterans like myself. It makes me proud to have served our country."

Many of our military heroes struggle with injuries and waiting for government services which are slow to come. Through your donations we have been able to help out in this critical gap. Currently, we have $18,000 of unfunded applications.

Henry in Texas served in the Army in Afghanistan. He is medically disabled. Government services are slow in assisting him. He has drained his savings while he waits for VA and Social Security. He needs $2,200 to save his home.

April in Maryland served in the Army National Guard. She is a single mom with two children and unemployed. She is doing the best that she can to maintain her household while waiting for government services. She is in need of $1,060 to stop the court ordered eviction.

Kenny G. as of March 2012  was medically discharged due to combat related injuries. His utilities and mortgage are behind as he awaits government processing.  Dale C. has recently returned from Afghanistan.  He has a wife and 3 children. They are 3 months behind on their rent.  This list goes on of service men and women across the country struggle with paying the basic necessity of housing.  These veterans suffer from combat related injuries, unemployment now that they are back, and slow government processing.  At stake is the roof over their family's heads.

Your continued support will help these military heroes and the others on our waiting list.  Please give today and please forward this to your co-workers, friends, and family who have an interest in giving back to our military servicemen and women.

Thank you.

Mar 30, 2012

When You Help Our Heroes...

...you show exactly how much you appreciate the sacrifices they've made for our everyday freedoms. Each day we learn more and more about the struggles of the warrior serving in the U.S. Military. 

Meet Israel.

Israel served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He went to Iraq in 2003 and was honorably discharged in 2005 and has been sick since his return home. He is completely disabled and has been given 2 ½ years to live according to his doctor who says, “I am certain that he will not see Christmas of his 35th year.” He has tried everything and the only thing left that could drastically change his quality of life and might prolong it is a hyperbaric chamber. Israel’s wife and family were able to raise most of the money for the chamber but fell short by $1,160. With your help, Mercy for Me was able to provide the remaining amount needed. Israel is still alive and in his home today.

No one can be certain exactly how long Israel will be with us, but the gift you've given him and his family is something that they will never forget. Our donors are a blessing to our soldiers. Thank you for all you do for our heroes and never stop thanking our heroes for all that they do for us!

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Dec 6, 2011

Help Our Heroes Update from Mercy for Me

Pepsi Challenge
Pepsi Challenge

Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank you very much for your ongoing support for our organization. In a society where everyone is tightening their spending, we applaud you for thinking of others who are truly in need of help. To date, we've raised nearly $35,000 to benefit military heroes who have been harmed physically and/or financially due to serving in the U.S. military.

We're excited to announce that we've already helped numerous families around the country with these funds and nearly $12,000 has been approved in grants to deserving military families. This money has helped service members and their families avoid further economic harm due to their circumstances. It has given them a second chance to get back on their feet financially.

I would also like to make you aware of another campaign that we desperately need your help with. This month, we're participating in the Pepsi Challenge and have a shot at securing $50,000 to benefit service members who are in danger of losing their homes. Please see photo I've attached for voting instructions and visit www.refresheverything.com/mercyforvets to vote for this idea each and every day in December. Our military heroes need your votes! We'd also love it if you would share this with your friends and family or anyone else that might be passionate about the well-being of those serving our country in the military.

We appreciate and thank you for all you do. Without your help, none of this is possible! 

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Organization

Mercy for Me

Bethesda, MD, United States
http://mercyforme.org

Project Leader

Jason Bryan

Bethesda, MD United States

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