Veterans Day Salute: FCA Foundation Awards $500,000 in Support of U.S. Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

Posted on 12. Nov, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

November 11, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The FCA Foundation, a free arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, has awarded $500,000 in grants to yield U.S. veterans, service members, and their families with support services and workforce growth training.

“We are perpetually beholden for a contributions these bold group and women have made and continue to make on a nation’s behalf,” pronounced Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President, FCA Foundation. “And this Veterans Day, we are equally unapproachable to join with several timeless and associating organizations in providing opportunities that commend their service, as good as a sacrifices of their families.”

FCA Foundation Grant Recipients
$50,000: The Forgotten Harvest Workforce Development Program helps veterans in Metro Detroit overcome barriers to practice by scheming them for careers in a food industry. Veterans will learn and benefit certifications in food reserve and handling, culinary processing, distribution, logistics and simple tillage agriculture. This is a second uninterrupted year a FCA Foundation has upheld this program.

$50,000: Veterans Matter partners with a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assistance get homeless veterans off a streets and into permanent housing. The extend will support the organization’s ongoing work in Detroit/Southeast Michigan and Toledo/Northwest Ohio, and will support a launch of a module in a Rockford/ Belvidere, Illinois, area.

$75,000: Funding will support Soldiers’ Angels in a smoothness of necessities (food and hygiene products) to low-income veterans and their families in Detroit by a Veteran Hunger Relief and Veteran Hospital Support programs. The extend will also support Soldiers’ Angels in providing simple domicile equipment to chronically homeless veterans.

$75,000: Wounded Warrior Project’s Project Odyssey mental health module helps veterans work by hurdles associated to fight highlight and urge maestro mental health and opinion during 3-5 day outdoor, remedial retreats that inspire a tie with nature, their peers, Project Odyssey staff, and counselors. Following a Project Odyssey experience, warriors are intent in a 90-day follow-up to strengthen skills schooled in a program.

$250,000: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) supports a TAPS Survivor Care Team, that serves as a front line apparatus for all troops survivors, joining flourishing desired ones with resources and care. The FCA Foundation extend will assistance account ubiquitous operatingexpenses including training and stability preparation for a TAPS Survivor Care Team.

Additional FCA Foundation Support
Earlier this year, a FCA Foundation supposing grants to support several other veterans/military initiatives: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (discount tickets), Team Rubicon (disaster relief) and Family Service Association of Howard County, Indiana (housing/services for homeless veterans), bringing a Foundation’s support for veterans, use members and their families to some-more than $800,000.

Also Worth Noting
FCA US, that is a solitary funder of a FCA Foundation, employs scarcely 5,500 veterans and use members. Recently, a U.S. Department of Labor named FCA US a target of a 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration (gold) Award, that recognizes pursuit creators for their care in recruiting, contracting and maintaining America’s veterans.
About a FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is a free arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S. free organizations and initiatives that assistance commission people, build strong, volatile communities and beget suggestive and quantifiable governmental impacts. In support of these objectives, a FCA Foundation focuses on a following foundational pillars: girl development, education, support for veterans and their families, and village service.

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