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Meadows Foundation Grant
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July, 2009

Steven R. Silver, USA Cares Regional Manager announced that the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, TX awarded a $250,000 grant to USA Cares for it’s Warrior Treatment Today program.

Warrior Treatment Today specifically seeks to remove the financial barrier that exists for many service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury
 
attendance to treatment programs by removing the financial obstacles many veterans face. The recent Rand study suggests over 300,000 suffer from PTSD/TBI, with fewer than half of these cases actually identified. That number is anticipated to grow considerably as conflict continues. Thus, the magnitude of the problem is significant.

Bill Nelson, USA Cares Executive Director stated “We believe any program that will help service members to benefit from prescribed treatment is of great value and deserves our full support. The grant from the Meadows foundation, one of the nation’s most recognized and prestigious philanthropies, will help many servicemen and women coping with this debilitating condition. We are extremely grateful to the Meadows Foundation for their generosity and their vision.”

Nelson offered a recent letter from a veteran who had received this assistance from USA Cares. A portion of that note reads: “I don’t know how to tell you that you helped save my life. I was beginning to think that the best answer for me to help my family was for me to die so they could have my insurance money to take care of the bills and them. So I really just want to thank you all for everything you have done”.
For further information on Warrior Treatment Today or USA Cares please visit our website at www.usacares.org.

About USA Cares
USA Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps post 9/11 military families bear the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support. Its mission: To help with basic needs during financial crisis, to assist combat injured Veterans and their families and to prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions. In six years, USA Cares has received nearly 16,000 requests and responded with more than $5.5 million in grants. Military families anywhere in America can apply for assistance through the USA Cares web site, www.usacares.org/ or by calling 1-800-773-0387. For more information on USA Cares contact John Revell, jrevell@usacares.org or call (270) 352-5451.

About the Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas. The Foundation’s mission is to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.

The Meadows Foundation is among the most recognized private philanthropies in the country. It has received numerous awards for both its philanthropy and its management. It was the first recipient of the Texas Medal of the Arts for sustained support of arts and culture in Texas, and was named Outstanding Foundation of the year by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. For additional information, visit The Meadows Foundation website at www.mfi.org.

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