As we enter the year 2021, many of us are eager to put 2020 behind us. During the past year the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) was involved in COVID relief efforts for Navajo and Hopi veterans. Along with MDHelicopters from Mesa, AZ we provided 37 helicopter loads of chainsaws and PPE as well as 24 truckloads of 300 gallon water containers to assist the veterans in these affected communities.
For many veterans the coming year will be one of hardship. Many have lost their jobs due to cuts from the pandemic. Many will eventually be put in a position of losing the roof over their heads when some of the pandemic protections are erased. Many are feeling isolated, feeling anxiety, and depression which may be complicating their Post Traumatic Growth efforts.
This is why the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) is ardently raising funds to help with the tidal wave of challenges that will become evident as pandemic protections are complete. We will be there to help veterans with housing needs, transportation needs, and other financial hardships they may be facing as a result of the pandemic.
The Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) is committed to connecting Maricopa County Military Veterans to medical, mental health, and general wellness resources and opportunities to ensure no true need is left unmet and exemplary honor is bestowed where it has been earned.
Passionately committed to providing a critical financial safety net on an emergency basis for those Veterans and their families needing a hand up, not a hand-out, during their transition back to civilian society and throughout their post-service journey. This timely assistance ensures the necessities to our veterans.
The VMLC supports Veterans of any era who have a verified and bonified need and are supported through the VA’s social workers as well as other charitable entities who have a proven method to validate veteran status. Needs may include but are not limited to, shelter, emergency home or auto repair, utility bills, as well as treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries.