Explosive Ordnance Servicemembers Receive Assistance
Using the approach that it is always easier to recover from an ordeal with friends and family close by, a group in Virginia is working to make recovery possible for a group of heroes.? The Wounded Warrior EOD Foundation was founded to help explosive ordnance soldiers, technicians, and their families through the healing process.
We are aiming to take away some of the stress and financial need from having a loved one injured, said Sherri Beck.? Ms. Beck is the president of the Foundation.? We believe wholeheartedly that having family nearby is vital,said Ms. Beck.
Upon confirmation that a Servicemember who is an EOD technician has received an injury or wound the foundation provides a grant for $2, 500 dollars. This grant is a no questions needed grant, and then if needed the family can apply for a greater level of support.
Assistance is also being offered for any EOD technicians who have been injured for assistance with the whole rehabilitation process. There are expenses and unexpected costs and families need to focus on loved ones, not the costs like airfare, or hotel, and other things,stated Ms. Beck.
Part of the new America Supports You program, the Defense Department started the EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation which helps connect corporations with families, injured warriors, and military personnel serving abroad and at home.
This is all new, and exciting for those involved in the rehabilitation process. Ms. Beck hopes to have the visibility of the foundation increase, so that more families are aware of the program and what is available to support wounded warriors.