Direct Impact Donations

The goal is to provide rapid response
& community support to local veterans in need.

Veterans in Crisis

An Impact You Can See

There are tons of organizations that try to help Veterans but the reality is sometimes they do not receive the help they need in the time frame they need it most. Additionally, its difficult to know where exactly your donation goes or see how it’s being allocated to make a difference.

Veterans in Crisis aims to have a direct, visible impact on those who need immediate support. Since 2016, we have been providing ‘hand-ups’ to Veterans throughout 21 Northern Michigan and Eastern U.P. counties. ‘Hand-ups’ can be financial or service assistance for Veterans with unexpected needs that are not being met. We are a Veteran-led, 501(c)3 non-profit made up of Veterans, business owners and advocates for serving those who honorably served our country.

 

Veterans in Northern Michigan still need community support even after they return to civilian life. Their service to our country comes with a unique set of challenges as they navigate lost or reduced benefits, surprise medical bills, job loss and much more. Unfortunately, these unforeseen circumstances lead to financial burdens for local Veterans and their families. We help by connecting with Veterans and sourcing local businesses within our network to resolve Veterans needs. The best part is, we do it quickly!

We are volunteer-driven and veteran focused. Almost every dollar, currently 98%, goes directly towards service providers or is used to buy needed items like groceries, gas cards or firewood to help Veterans in

Vet assistance does not have to take forever. By the time people come to us the need has reached urgent status and we understand how important it is not only to resolve the financial burden, but to ease uncertainty. We are proud to arrange ‘hand-ups’ with a 24-hour turnaround time (although some larger needs may take a day or so longer). Our goal is to provide rapid response when it is needed most.

Past Hands-Up

2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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The 3rd Annual Golfing for
Vets at LochenHeath

Our annual Golfing for Vets Scramble is the largest fundraising event of the year. Not only does it bring in a great portion of Vets in Crisis funding but it helps increase awareness for the cause throughout the region. To support local Veterans you can grab friends and enjoy a full day of golf OR pick from multiple sponsorship opportunities.

Wednesday, June 10th

at LochenHeath Golf Club – Traverse City, MI
8:00AM – 8:30AM: Registration
8:30AM: Opening Ceremonies with Coast Guard Fly Over
9:00AM: Shot Gun Tee Off

 

Various Crisis Resolutions

Each Veteran’s situation is different and it is impossible to list all the ways we offer rapid response. We provide ‘hand-ups’ for a variety of needs, not just the few examples we mentioned. Here are a few more examples of support provided by VIC:

  • Groceries
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Automotive Repair
  • Legal Services
  • Home Construction, Carpentry, Roofing, Handyman
  • Housing & Moving Assistance
  • Utility Assistance, Fuel, Firewood
  • Employment Assistance
  • Women’s Resources
  • Clothing
  • Psychological
  • Transportation Services, Gas Cards & Drop-off/Pick-up assistance

Direct Impact Donations

Business Contributions & In Kind Services