VETERANS RECOVERY PROJECT
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
AUSV and Check-6 Foundation partnered back in April 2020 with the goal to help as many veterans who saw a significant decrease in income or loss of income completely, due to COVID-19.
Since April 2020 the Recovery Project has helped fund over 60 veteran households in need across the Nation.
have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the effects on Veterans have been exceptionally difficult. Constant isolation, worrying about family members getting sick, and job loss can easily trigger PTSD making it very difficult to accomplish any day-to-day task.
18 MILLION VETERANS IN THE U.S.
...comprising 7.1% of the population. Half of all U.S. veterans are aged 65 years or older. Among those between ages 18 to 64, 77% are in the labor force, actively employed or seeking work. The other 23% consist of students, and disabled, retired or unemployed veterans.
The veteran poverty rate was 6.7% in 2019 where ages from 18 to 34 are higher than all other age groups.
Post-9/11, World War II, and peacetime era Veterans have higher poverty rates than other periods of service.