Operation Silver Star helps in several ways…
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Financial Assistance: Our organization offers financial assistance to wounded and returning combat veterans and their families depending on the circumstances and situation that they are going through. All financial assistance is based on the eligibility priority level of the service member and is not required to be paid back. The amount of the assistance is dependent on what is available to us at the time of the submission of the application and may not be the full amount needed to cover the situation.
There may be times that we will need to outsource the request to another organization in an attempt to secure the entire amount requested, in which case additional information may be required by our staff.
Financial assistance will only be available through our organization for the following:
Travel Expenses (to/from major medical facilities)
Material Assistance: Our organization will assist with materials needed by families such as; Appliances and Furniture
Logistic Assistance: We will also help with logistical issues such as a move that may be required and/or manpower to help pack (if available).
Information Resources: We will also help with finding resources available to help in any situation. Such information can be in the form of contacts and referrals that would be helpful in meeting the need.
Eligibility Requirements are priority levels for assistance through our organization and are as follows;
OEF OIF Post 9-11 wounded in combat (veteran or active)
Pre 9-11 wounded combat veteran (Purple Heart)
OEF OIF Post 9-11 returning combat veteran (with CIB or CAB) *this level is open to review to determine eligibility
Pre 9-11 returning combat veteran (with CIB or CAB) *this level is open to review to determine eligibility
OEF OIF Post 9-11 returning combat active
AS IT RELATES TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, THERE ARE SEPARATE FUNDS FOR EACH OF THE LEVELS THAT ARE LISTED ABOVE. FUNDS ARE RECEIVED BY DONORS WHO REQUIRED THAT THEIR DONATION BE DEDICATED TO WHICHEVER FUND THEY WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TOO.
EACH APPLICANT REQUESTING ASSISTANCE ARE VETTED TO ASSURE AND VERIFY THEIR IDENTITY AND TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE LEVEL THEY FALL UNDER.
OUR ORGANIZATION WILL NOT DISCOURAGE ANY SERVICE MEMBER FROM APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE AS OUR ORGANIZATION WILL HELP TO FIND RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP THEM