As the weather turns cold in the next few months some of our homeless veterans and working poor will need assistance with food and shelter. We have established a list of the organizations that may be able to help them to find the assistance that is available in our area. This information is on our website or can be obtained at our location at 1268 North Interstate Drive in Norman from 9 am till noon Monday thru Friday. Our drivers are available to transport veterans to our location or to their VA medical appointments. During the past year or so we have seen many veterans who have reached a financial breaking point because of the loss of income and the increased cost of basic necessities. We are assisting veterans and surviving spouses electronically to apply for the VA benefits that they may be eligible to receive. The dates we will be accepting online applications next is on our website. The last two times we held these there were an average of 250 veterans who registered.
We are always trying to connect as many Veterans to as many resources as possible, which is why the Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation is partnering with the University of Oklahoma’s School of Dentistry to serve veterans in the community in need of dental care, free of charge. The spaces are filling up fast so please don’t wait to sign up HERE!
In the next few months, we will be moving to a larger facility in Norman to be better able to serve the people who served in the military. We hope that we will be able to increase the number of veterans and surviving spouses who will be able to make appointments for assistance. When we relocate there will be a need to increase the number of volunteers who are working in our facility. As it is designed now, there will be over fifty individual workstations where veterans can meet with clients. For those of you who would like to join our team please consider becoming a volunteer to help us help those who served our nation’s military.
Our new and larger facility will need a lot of extra furniture and office equipment. If you’d like to donate to help our transition to the new facility, please click HERE or mail a check to Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation, 1268 N. Interstate Drive, Norman, OK, 73072.
We want this organization to make a difference in the lives of all veterans and their families. During the past twenty plus years we have been assisting veterans, there have been tens of thousands of people whose lives have been improved by what our volunteers have done for them. I know many of them would not be here today without the VA benefits that they received from the Department of Veterans Affairs. When a veteran couple goes from trying to live on a thousand dollars a month to three thousand, they are going to be able to afford medical care, better food, and certainly stay warmer in the winter. Yesterday, a veteran we recently assisted called me to say that the thousand-dollar monthly disability payment he started receiving last month was going to change their lives for the better. We see this type of change every day for the people who we serve. Please remember we are volunteers who care about the veterans and their families.
Please click HERE if you would like to become part of our team.