What is it?
F.A.I.T.H., in this context, is an acronym standing for Funding Assistance In Trying Hours. This program is designed to provide aid and assistance to veterans of the United States Military in Ellis County, the surrounding counties (if funding is available) and throughout the state of Texas (if funding is available). Project F.A.I.T.H. aids veterans by providing direct financial assistance or services to veterans and their immediate families for basic needs, including but not limited to: transportation, medical assistance, food, shelter, clothing, etc. This is a committee driven program that allows the committee Chairman and his/her committee to make certain decisions on approval/disapproval of cases submitted at any time, without having to get approval from the entire membership Body, wasting critical time and resources. All committee decision guidelines are spelled out in the Project F.A.I.T.H. program bylaws.
This program is currently being ran in other parts of the state by other Marine Corps League detachments with great success. This program allows Veterans (of all services) to reach out to the detachment in times of need (i.e. their dishwasher goes out, they are behind on their rent, can't pay their car payment, etc.) and if approved, the detachment would be able to help out based off of available funds provided by donors throughout the County and possibly businesses that would be willing to partner with the detachment to provide in-kind donations (i.e. a plumber that provides donated plumbing services to a Veteran instead of donating funds).
Many veterans struggle during times of emergency or crisis. Project F.A.I.T.H. provides a means to enable these brave service men and women, and Veterans, to get a leg up while returning to a more productive, fulfilling life with their families after an emergency or crisis. When we help improve the lives of our veterans, we also improve the quality of life for their families, communities, and our Country as a whole.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the F.A.I.T.H program, you must have served honorably in the United States Military and provide proof of that service.How do I request assistance?
Requesting assistance through Project F.A.I.T.H. is a very simple process. Simply click the button below to be taken to the VERY short request form that will allow you to complete the process on this website. Providing all required information is crucial for us to be able to assess the need and move forward with the vetting process, and hopefully provide the needed aid in the shortest amount of time possible. The Veteran is not the only one that can request the assistance. Any family member or friend may request assistance on behalf of the Veteran or their family; however, service verification will still have to be made with the Veterans DD form 214 (DD 214) or Certificate of Discharge and the Veteran or the immediate family member will have to be the one interviewed and involved in the approval process. Additionally, if there are any problems with the form or if more clarification is needed please email the Detachment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can I Help Support Project F.A.I.T.H.?
President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it". This quote epitomizes the relationship that the Detachment has with all parties involved in the process of helping Veterans in their time of need. The Detachment can't provide help and support without our dedicated, caring, and compassionate donors. If you are willing to provide support to this program, allowing Veterans and their families the necessary help and support needed in their time of need, please click the button below to be taken to our Donation page. If you would like to provide in-kind donations (other than monetary, i.e. services or tangible goods) then please email the Detachment at email@example.com.