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Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust Supports OIF/OEF Veterans Battling PTSD
Date:5/11/2010

Grant supports USA Cares Warrior Treatment Today program assisting veterans battling PTSD.

Cold Springs, KY (Vocus) May 11, 2010 -- Richard Marbes, Chairman of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Services Trust announced in a letter to Brett Manock, Director of Development for USA Cares, “I am pleased to advise that favorable consideration was given to the funding request for USA Cares Warrior Treatment Today program in the amount of $10,000.”

According to Manock, “This grant is especially timely in that May is Mental Health month and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a growing issue with returning service members. Just last month the National Academy of Sciences in a report to Congress concluded that PTSD, among others, is a major readjustment issue facing returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families.”1

Warrior Treatment Today is a USA Cares program designed to bridge the gap between personal financial demands and the veteran’s need to receive treatment. Specifically, the program seeks to remove the financial barrier that exists for many service members who suffer from PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), but cannot afford to leave their employment for treatment. National Guard and Reserve members are particularly vulnerable to this barrier as they resume their civilian lives upon return from deployment. Should they be referred for treatment of a significant duration, they have to not only keep their jobs, but also acquire the dollars necessary to continue to meet their financial obligations. In just over a year, USA Cares has given almost $400,000 to veterans and their families in support of their residential treatment as part of the Warrior Treatment Today program.

1Board on the Health of Select Populations—Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12812.html.

About Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
In 1986, leaders of the Disabled American Veterans National Organization set up the DAV Charitable Service Trust to advance initiatives that might not fit easily into the scheme of what is traditionally offered through the VA, state veterans' programs, or the veterans' service organizations. The DAV Charitable Service Trust is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. It is exempt from tax under Title 26 U.S.C., Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Trust are deductible pursuant to Title 26 U.S.C., Section 170(c). To learn more about the organization visit http://www.cst.dav.org/ .

About USA Cares
USA Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps post 9/11 military families bear the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support. Its mission: To help with basic needs during financial crisis, to assist combat injured Veterans and their families and to prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions. In seven years, USA Cares has received over 22,000 requests and responded with more than $7 million in grants. Military families anywhere in America can apply for assistance through the USA Cares web site, http://www.usacares.org/ or by calling 1-800-773-0387. For more information on USA Cares contact John Revell, jrevell(at)usacares(dot)org or call (270) 352-5451 x101.

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