Here are just a few of the ways contributions from friends like you are used:
Here are boxes of urgently requested items the Foundation sent arriving at a base in Afghanistan.
We help our active duty men and women in Afghanistan and the Middle East by supplying them with free phone cards so they can call home and talk to their loved ones – something the military does not pay for.
Once back in the U.S., many of the wounded we help are also the breadwinners for their family. In these cases, we try to help both the soldier and his family. For example, when a wounded soldier is on one side of the country at a military or VA hospital and their family is on the other, we can help with their travel and motel costs. In one recent case, we helped a mother spend two weeks near her son while he was undergoing life saving surgery at a VA hospital in Texas.
The Foundation purchased this exercise
machine for a young medic who was shot
while trying to help a wounded GI. The
machine allows him to workout his upper
body while sitting in his wheelchair.
We recently helped a veteran who received a severe traumatic brain injury. While serving in Iraq, this veteran lost 50% of his brain mass when a grenade exploded inside his humvee. He requires full-time care with his daily living from his mother. We were able to help this veteran with an exercise machine for his arms and legs and a recliner chair that helps lift him up and into his wheelchair.
Supporter gifts helped us purchase highly trained service dogs for three veterans. One soldier had lost his hearing and the dog acts as his ears -- both are trained to pick up and bring objects, open and close doors, wake up the owner in case of fire, press switches, and much more.
We helped pay the cost of home repairs after hurricane Katrina damaged the home of a family who had lost a family member in Iraq.
Gifts from concerned Americans like you have made it possible for us to pay for rent, car repairs and other costs while a soldier is being treated for wounds suffered in Afghanistan or elsewhere in the Middle East.
There are many more examples like this made possible by the donations friends like you have made to the Foundation. These include the help we least like to give -- to the families of those who have lost a loved one forever…
On a sprawling base in Iraq, the Foundation's gift of a bicycle helps this
Army chaplain do his job more effectively. And the musical instruments we
donated (with help from friends like you), help troops add music to their
Major Foundation Programs:
Armed Forces Aid Campaign - provides help and financial assistance to wounded soldiers, active duty soldiers, veterans and their families.
Scholarship Program - Provides educational assistance and opportunities to the families of enlisted men and women.
Disaster Relief - Provides assistance to military retirees and veterans in cases of disaster or emergencies.
The Armed Forces Aid Campaign is proud to help active duty soldiers serving in the War on Terrorism, as well as retired and active duty soldiers who have been injured. If you are a soldier or military family in need of assistance, please click here and fill out the benevolent assistance form and send it to us immediately.
Vocational Education Training Grants/Scholarships
The Armed Forces Aid Campaign (AFAC) Vocational Educational
Training (VET) gives disabled Afghanistan and Iraq veterans an opportunity to
receive educational training in an area suitable to their experience and background.The program is flexible and, depending
on the need and status of the veteran, can cover some or all of the costs not
provided by the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, or government
educational assistance programs.
VET assistance is awarded on a case-by-case basis with
allowances made for the severity of the disability, the type of vocational
training being sought, and the personal financial situation of the applicant.
TREA has a long and successful history of awarding
scholarships and assisting service members and their families.Hundreds of thousands of dollars in
educational awards have been made in the past.
The new program is in response to a growing need among
enlisted men and women who are being medically discharged from the military and
find that service related disabilities prevent them from pursuing the careers
for which they were trained.For
example, a mechanical specialist who has suffered partial paralysis or lost a
limb will likely need to change careers and move into an occupational area with
different physical requirements.While some of the costs resulting from this are covered by DOD programs,
AFAC has found that in many cases there is a need for additional financial
To see if you qualify and to obtain an application, please
Larry Anderson, Chairman
TREA Memorial Foundation
1111 South Abilene Ct.
Armed Forces Aid Campaign is a project of the
TREA Memorial Foundation . 1111 S. Abilene Ct., Aurora, CO 80012 . 800-338-9337