FCA Foundation Salutes Veterans With $500,000 Award

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FCA Foundation Salutes Veterans, Service Members And Their Families With $500,000 Award.

The charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, the FCA Foundation, has awarded $500,000 in grants to provide U.S. veterans, service members, and their families with support services and workforce development training. During 2018 the the foundations support topped more than $800,000.

Port Jefferson ChryslerJeepDodgeRam, is proud to be a part of FCA US LLC, as it honors Veteran's across the United States and especially across Long Island, from Riverhead to Stony Brook, Smithtown to southampton.

FCA Foundation Grant Recipients
$50,000: The Forgotten Harvest Workforce Development Program helps veterans in Metro Detroit overcome barriers to employment by preparing them for careers in the food industry. Veterans will learn and gain certifications in food safety and handling, culinary processing, distribution, logistics and basic farming agriculture. This is the second consecutive year the FCA Foundation has supported this program.

$50,000: Veterans Matter partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help get homeless veterans off the streets and into permanent housing. The grant will support the organization’s ongoing work in Detroit/Southeast Michigan and Toledo/Northwest Ohio, and will support the launch of the program in the Rockford/ Belvidere, Illinois, area.

$75,000: Funding will assist Soldiers’ Angels in the delivery of necessities (food and hygiene products) to low-income veterans and their families in Detroit through its Veteran Hunger Relief and Veteran Hospital Support programs. The grant will also assist Soldiers’ Angels in providing basic household items to chronically homeless veterans.

$75,000: Wounded Warrior Project’s Project Odyssey mental health program helps veterans work through challenges related to combat stress and improve veteran mental health and outlook during 3-5 day outdoor, rehabilitative retreats that encourage a connection with nature, their peers, Project Odyssey staff, and counselors. Following the Project Odyssey experience, warriors are engaged in a 90-day follow-up to strengthen skills learned in the program.

$250,000: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) supports the TAPS Survivor Care Team, which serves as the front line resource for all military survivors, connecting surviving loved ones with resources and care. The FCA Foundation grant will help fund general operatingexpenses including training and continuing education for the TAPS Survivor Care Team.

Additional FCA Foundation Support
Earlier this year, the FCA Foundation provided grants to support several other veterans/military initiatives: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (discount tickets), Team Rubicon (disaster relief) and Family Service Association of Howard County, Indiana (housing/services for homeless veterans), bringing the Foundation’s support for veterans, service members and their families to more than $800,000.

Also Worth Noting
FCA US, which is the sole funder of the FCA Foundation, employs nearly 5,500 veterans and service members. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor named FCA US a recipient of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration (gold) Award, which recognizes job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing and retaining America's veterans.

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