Local Communities Helping Local Heroes
How You Can Help As expected, to continue to assist our veterans, we need not only monetary donations, but also professional volunteers willing to donate their specialties. Local professionals are contacted, informing them of our program and the need of an individual veteran. Professionals are asked if they would donate their services for our veterans. These services include, physicians, psychiatrists, mental health therapists, dental, prosthetics and religious institutions. Everyone has something to offer, a special talent or skill, ideas or experience with fundraising or thoughts on additional services that would further assist our veterans in need. Helping Our Heroes is a community based program and encourages individual involvement. To contact us, either call our contact number or submit your comments on the Request form of this website.
How donations can be made
Helping Our Heroes is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) public charity. All donations and contributions are tax deductable. Donations can be sent to our office address. All checks are to be made out to: Helping Our Heroes, and receipts for your records will be sent immediately. Online donations may be made by clicking on the "Donate Here!" tab.
Mailing Address: Helping Our Heroes 2843 East Grand River #306, East Lansing, MI 48823.
How can veterans seek the help they need?
Veterans are asked to contact Helping Our Heroes when they are in need of services, which have been either declined by the VA, or are difficult to obtain. Once a Resource Request is received, a Helping Our Heroes representative will contact you immediately regarding your request and proceed in obtaining all the necessary services for each veteran to regain a healthy and independent lifestyle. The Resource Request Form can be submitted from this website, or you can contact us at Helping Our Heroes (517) 974-0987.
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Let’s talk numbers:
- The portion of the US population who are veterans of the armed forces: 8%.
- The portion of the homeless population represented by veterans: 15.9%.
- 1 in 5 soldiers deployed since 2001 are suffering from PTSD or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
- “22 Veteran Suicides per Day” is actually 35 per Day.
- Veterans diagnosed with PTSD or depression where four time more likely to suffer from drug or alcohol disorders
- Up to 40% of Iraq/Afghanistan Ware veterans at VHA receive a triple diagnosis of PTSD. TBI and chronic pain.
- Between 2001 and 2012, VA opioid prescriptions per patient increased by 165%
Thank you for your donation...
$20.00 Will help to prepare Veterans for Winter by supplying:
Clothes, Blankets, Resource phone numbers, Personal hygiene pack and healthy food.
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Make Donation By Check or Money Order by Mail.
Make Checks out to "Helping Our Heroes"
Helping Our Heroes
2843 East Grand River #306
East Lansing, MI 48823.
Please Provide Address and Name so we can send you a tax deductible receipt for donation.
Leslie Melvin - Executive Director / Founder
Dr. Ron Melvin D.O. - Vice-President, Consultant
Mary Thompson - Treasurer / Financial Advisor / Consultant
John Preville - Website
Richard Helder - Transition Specialist / Public Relations
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