Help Miami Veterans Save Lives
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$940 Raised
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Ended Sep 22, 2014
Miami Veterans Association (MVA) is a nonprofit veterans organization focused on creating an environment welcoming of America's Veterans, service members, and their families. We stood up just over a year ago and have already made an impact ... More ...

Miami Veterans Association (MVA) is a nonprofit veterans organization focused on creating an environment welcoming of America's Veterans, service members, and their families. We stood up just over a year ago and have already made a substantial impact on the local veteran community. We have assisted veterans with housing, employment, benefits, service dog placement, legal help, and yes even meals and emergency lodging. We have completed our three-year plan goals within our first year, an accomplishment unattainable without the hard work, dedication, and perseverance, of our volunteers. But now we need Your help to apply for federal recognition, as a 501c3 Non-Profit. with more access, our Veterans can have more access to resources currently out of our reach. We are running our campiagn for 22 days as a reminder of the 22 Veterans we lose per day to Suicide.

MVA creates new and exciting platforms where veterans continue to serve. When asked, 92% of military leaving active-duty, stated they are not done serving the country. A astounding 86% of Veterans who attempted suicide last year claimed they felt they no longer had a mission in life. MVA's goal is to reach out to more veterans, so they too can have a shot at normalcy. As a Florida recognized nonprofit, there are only so many grants and programs that we can use. As a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we will have increased access to programs offeref by the government for the assistance of Veterans and their families. Please help us in reaching our goal to increase our outreach and make an impact on lowering the number of Veterans we lose a day to suicide, 1 is too many.

SERVICE/CAMARADERIE
-Employment assistance through community resources already in existence
-Providing legal assistance through programs already in existence in conjunction with the University of Miami And VA hospital
-We refer and direct Veterans to a program to support the transition of homelessness of veterans into temporary and permanent housing
-Raised awareness on legislation to identify veterans on drivers license and identification cards for more accurate data and to better distribute resources-Created recreational events that encourage veterans to step outside the comfort of their home and reintegrate into society
-Produced a compilation of veterans resources and benefits and savings in partnership with the city and county Veteran assets
-Integrated emergency response to veterans in crisis program with the county's Law Enforcement Task Force
-Maintain camaraderie programs like our WAKA Kickball Team for the social and fitness benefit of Veterans-Created a training company, Miami Veterans Training, to employ Veterans with gainful employment so they can continue to serve or community

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$25
USA Reverse Flag
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Red White and Blue 3.5” X 2” Lexan Polycarbonate Patch with the Stars forward since we Assault forward!

"When worn on the right sleeve, it is considered proper to reverse the design so that the union is at the observer's right to suggest that the flag is flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward." - Dept. of Defense.
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Reversed Infrared (IR) Velcro Flag Patch
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Black and Tan 3.5” X 2” Velcro Patch with the Stars forward since We Assault Forward! With the Miami Veterans logo over it. Nightvision compatible.
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Miami Veterans Association TShirt
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Estimated delivery Sep 2014
Small logo on left chest and also across back of the shirts. They run a tad small after a few washes and dries. Please Include Tee Size
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