Last Updated on October 22, 2021 by Maggie Sutton
In recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day, on November 11th, the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented a $3,750 grant to the Grand Strand MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) in South Carolina to support Grand Strand veterans, courtesy of a nomination submitted by Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Joanne Paskewich out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
MOAA Grand Strand Chapter Helps Grand Strand Veterans
The Grand Stand Chapter of the MOAA is a welcoming and active organization with 145 members, according to Chapter President, Dave Townsend. They are one of twelve chapters in South Carolina who support veteran issues both locally and nationally through the MOAA. Their primary initiatives consist of assisting Grand Strand veterans, their families and survivors with financial assistance toward job training and/or emergency housing situations, including but not limited to property tax, heat and electric utilities, rent, and a post office box key to provide a mailing address to assist in HUD/VASH situations.
$3,750 Foundation Grant Check Presentation
The Homes for Heroes Foundation, and our Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Joanne Paskewich, had the pleasure of coordinating the grant presentation with the Grand Strand Chapter Chaplain, Greg Hill, member of the Military Officers Association of America, Disabled American Veterans of America, American Legion, and the Military Chaplains Association of America.
The check presentation photo includes:
- Randy Diamond (Left), U.S. Army LTC Retired, Red Cross and MOAA
- Michael Freeman (Right)
- Joanne Paskewich, Homes for Heroes Real Estate Specialist, Shoreline Realty
The $3,750 grant will be used by the Grand Strand MOAA to assist Grand Strand veterans with property taxes, utilities and job training. Chaplain Hill will be on the decision-making committee along with the Veterans Outreach Chairman, to determine which veterans, family members or survivors will receive the funds.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation and Joanne Paskewich are grateful to have worked with Chaplain Hill and the Grand Strand Chapter of the MOAA to further support Grand Strand veterans.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
The MOAA was founded in 1929. It’s headquartered in Alexandria, VA and is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization with over 350,000 members from every branch of service. The primary purpose of the MOAA is to lobby regarding military personnel matters and especially in proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services.
The association is governed by a board of directors made up of 36 officers. Membership is open to active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the following uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Auxiliary memberships also are available for surviving spouses of deceased officers.
Back in September 2017, the Homes for Heroes Foundation supported the MOAA’s Military Family Initiative.
Homes for Heroes and the Homes for Heroes Foundation
Homes for Heroes, Inc., donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. Every time a hero buys or sells a home using the Homes for Heroes program, they are helping heroes in need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. Homes for Heroes, Inc., has also committed to covering all Foundation expenses. That means that 100% of your donation will be used to help heroes.
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