AFCEA International Chapter News
ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 17, 2020

Chapter's W2MF Endowment Fund Gives Back

Despite social distancing restrictions and the devastation brought on by COVID-19, the chapter was still able to bring a bit of light and love to a few local San Antonio nonprofit organizations. The chapter's Wounded Warrior and Military Families (W2MF) Endowment Fund was established to provide financial assistance for wounded warriors, veterans and military families through community-based programs and outreach assistance and is the only one of its kind in the world. "The emerging changes happening right now has really put a stress on many people and organizations," explained Brig. Gen. Jeff Kendall , USAF (Ret.), chapter vice president of veteran support and military family outreach. The W2MF committee was able to successfully pivot to meet the growing needs of the community due to the spread of the coronavirus. Three organizations were recently granted $10,000 each to support their programs. The Warriors Heart Sober Living Program is a post-rehabilitation program that provides an environment for a warrior to continue to work on maintaining sobriety while going to school, volunteering or working after they have completed residential treatment. This donation supports eight warriors in their continuing journey of healing. Soldiers' Angels can expand their Mobile Food Distribution program to meet the growing number of low-income veterans undertaking safe distancing and "stay at home" practices. WISH for OUR HEROES has also shifted their mission to support veterans in the high-risk COVID-19 groups. This effort primarily offers food and supplies to our rapidly growing elderly population of 66 World War II veterans, 72 Korean War veterans, and more than 100 Vietnam veterans in San Antonio. "We are excited to be able to give back to these amazing organizations doing tremendous work in San Antonio to help those during this difficult time of Covid-19."

Event Photographs:

In April, a volunteer for Soldier's Angels in San Antonio helps fill food bags that will go to the growing number of low-income veterans undertaking safe distancing and
In April, a volunteer for Soldier's Angels in San Antonio helps fill food bags that will go to the growing number of low-income veterans undertaking safe distancing and "stay at home" practices. The Alamo Chapter Wounded Warrior and Military Families Endowment Fund is able to donate $10,000 to help support Soldier's Angels "boots to the ground" initiatives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, Brig. Gen. Jeff Kendall, USAF (Ret.), chapter vice president of veteran support and military family outreach, presents a check during the 2019 Whiskey  and  Wishes Heroes Gala to assist a military family in need. Amidst this pandemic, there is a growing need for aid to our aging veterans.
In April, Brig. Gen. Jeff Kendall, USAF (Ret.), chapter vice president of veteran support and military family outreach, presents a check during the 2019 Whiskey and Wishes Heroes Gala to assist a military family in need. Amidst this pandemic, there is a growing need for aid to our aging veterans.
In April, Warriors Heart receives $10,000 from the Alamo Chapter's Wounded Warrior and Military Families Endowment Fund. The Warriors Heart Sober Living Program is a post-rehabilitation program that provides an environment for a warrior to continue to work on maintaining sobriety while going to school, volunteering or working after they have completed residential treatment. This donation supports eight warriors in their continuing journey of healing.
In April, Warriors Heart receives $10,000 from the Alamo Chapter's Wounded Warrior and Military Families Endowment Fund. The Warriors Heart Sober Living Program is a post-rehabilitation program that provides an environment for a warrior to continue to work on maintaining sobriety while going to school, volunteering or working after they have completed residential treatment. This donation supports eight warriors in their continuing journey of healing.

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