Binghamton Area Services for Veterans and Others
Hurt on the Job
Broome County Army Veteran was injured on the job and then hit by a car a month later, and was unable to work for 2 months. He was then working again and trying to get caught up, but was having a hard time. He was 2 months behind on his rent, and needed assistance with paying his rent back.
Result: STVSG made an anonymous donation to assist him with avoiding an eviction.
Marine veteran in Horseheads recently returned from Afghanistan and was unable to pay his car insurance, and needed money to reactivate his cell phone.
Result: STVSG paid his insurance and reactivated his cell phone.
Home Down Payment
An Iraq war veteran needed help coming up with the down payment for a house he was buying.
Result: After extensive research and vetting, STVSG “loaned” him the money with payment due back to STVSG upon receipt of his VA disability money.
A 100% disabled homeless Marine veteran was transitioning from a shelter into permanent housing. He needed money for a security deposit.
Result: STVSG provided the needed amount.
A STVSG member organization was contacted by a local business owner (residential construction contractor) who wanted to assist recently separated or disaffected veterans in getting a start in the construction trades.
Result: STVSG and its members responded in helping organize the project, locate local veterans to participate in the training, finding a training location, and working with local suppliers for materials and tools. A two-week training was conducted and in the final week, two large structures were built and later raffled off, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A female veteran in Bath needed immediate help paying her rent, phone, and electric bill.
Result: STVSG paid the bills.
The majority of returning service members and veterans are able to transition back to civilian life with success, but the challenges of readjustment are still there for may of our service men and women, and may include any of the following:
- Education Benefits
- Government Benefits
- Marital Problems
- Sleep Problems
- Social Problems
- Stress Reduction
- VA Benefits