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Wounded troops hit by budget shortfall need your help

Even a modest gift will mean a lot to a wounded hero who has nothing - Give now

Even a modest gift will mean a lot to a wounded hero who has nothing - Give now The Coalition is facing a sudden budget shortfall that could prevent us from helping people like Christa, whose husband was severely disabled in the war on terror. So please make an emergency donation of whatever amount you can afford right now.

Christa's husband, Tony, suffered brain damage fighting the terrorists overseas. But his active duty paychecks stopped the moment he returned home.

Incredibly, the government told Christa it could take a year and a half before they got Tony's first disability check.

"They told me, 'You'll get back pay,'" Christa recalls. "But what's a $40,000 check going to do when I'm homeless? I told them, 'We need money now. We need help now."

Fortunately Christa discovered the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, which provides emergency financial aid for our troops severely disabled in the war on terror. Thanks to your generosity and other Coalition supporters, they received enough money to pay their overdue mortgage and other urgent bills.

As a good friend of the Coalition, you're probably aware we're usually able to rush emergency financial aid within a few days to desperate military families like theirs.

But right now we're facing a budget shortfall.

A recent appeal to supporters fell 33% short. And I don't want to turn away one out of every three severely disabled troops unable to pay for food and rent. (These military families have suffered enough already!)

Please give whatever you can right now. Even a modest gift from you will mean a lot to a wounded hero facing homelessness or another crisis.

The problem is that because of our budget shortfall, other military families who are just as desperate . . . and just as deserving as Christa and Tony . . . could get turned away.

Even a modest gift will mean a lot to a wounded hero who has nothing - Give now

Please, don't let that happen.

Here are a few of the severely disabled troops and veterans who have recently asked the Coalition for emergency financial aid . . .
  • A disabled Army Staff Sgt. from Rhoades, Virginia, called because he had fallen behind on his mortgage and feared he was going to lose his home, just like Christa and Tony.
  • Robert M., a wounded soldier from Shawnee, Oklahoma, needed $452.09 to avert a utility cutoff.
  • An injured serviceman named Jonathan, from Sunrise, Florida, was desperate for $368 to pay his overdue electric bill.
  • Injured Army PFC Adam Z., from Bakersfield, California, called seeking help to buy gasoline and groceries.
  • John V. from Dallas, Texas, fell behind on his rent and urgently needed $750 to avoid an eviction.
The list goes on and on.

As I mentioned, usually wounded heroes who contact us receive emergency financial aid within days.

But if our budget shortfall continues, we'll have to start turning away frightened military families who don't know where else to turn. There's just no way around it.

I don't want to say "No" to even one burned, blinded or paralyzed veteran who was injured because they said "Yes" to serving our country. And I know you don't want me to.

So please make a generous, one time tax-deductible donation to help a desperate military family like Christa and Tony threatened by the budget shortfall.

They were there for us. Now it's our turn to be there for them.


Major General John K. Singlaub
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army (Ret.)

P.S. Unfortunately donations to the Coalition have plummeted in the past several weeks. And our budget shortfall may force us to start turning away desperate military families like Tony and Christa, who were facing an eviction.

So please make the most generous, tax-deductible gift you can afford.

Remember, the same amount of money you would normally spend on your cable TV bill, or going out to dinner just once, could feed a struggling military family for three or four days. Please share your blessings with a struggling military family.

Thank you once again for your kindness . . . and your patriotism!

Even a modest gift will mean a lot to a wounded hero who has nothing - Give now

Providing Emergency Aid to Troops Severely Disabled in the War on Terror
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes | PO Box 96440 | Washington, DC 20090-6440 | | 1-888-447-2588
CSAH is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible.

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