Help On The Homefront

(HOTH)

What is HOTH

Image

Help on the Homefront (HOTH) is a volunteer outreach program of Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc., which assists our military heroes and their families that reside in New York state. Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude for their selfless, heroic acts.  Through our HOTH programs, we can assist these heroes who may now need our help.  

There are currently two programs under the HOTH umbrella.

Veterans Financial Assistance:   The Veteran's Financial Assistance is a volunteer outreach program that may provide a one-time financial support to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who require some financial assistance due to an unforeseen financial hardship brought about by circumstances or events that are beyond the veteran's control.

Veterans Transition Assistance:  May provide security deposit/first month rent or one-time delivery of new furniture to U.S. Armed Forces homeless veterans who are in financial need and have been a resident of an in-house program receiving counseling/treatment with Department of Veterans Affairs or other valid veteran agency and are now moving into their own residence.

(A veteran may only qualify and receive assistance through one of our programs only once.)

We are only able to continue supporting our veterans through HOTH and its programs by the generous donations from the community.  Please consider donating today.

Veteran's Financial Assistance

Veteran's Financial Assistance

The Veteran's Financial Assistance is a volunteer outreach program that may provide a one-time financial support to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who require some financial assistance due to an unforeseen financial hardship brought about by circumstances or events that are beyond the veteran's control.   

This assistance may also be available to an immediate family member (mother, father, sibling, son or daughter) of a U.S. Armed Forces member who is or qualifies as a Gold Star Family member.  

Assistance may also be available to an immediate family member who is, or qualifies as, a Blue Star Family member of a deployed active duty soldier who is currently serving in a theater of combat operation.

If these criteria are met and the veteran is experiencing a particular financial hardship, he or she may fill out an application for Veteran's Financial Assistance.  After receiving all necessary information for an applicant, the request must be reviewed by a HOTH team member; and if acceptable, submitted to the Board of Directors (BOD) for approval.   Once the BOD has approved the request, the payment will go directly to the party or parties owed.   The monies approved do not go directly to the veteran.

After reviewing a veteran's request for financial assistance, a referral to other agencies for support with counseling, financial management or benefit application may take place.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.  Veteran must be a resident of New York state.

How to Apply for Veteran's Financial Assistance

Qualifications for Veteran's Financial Assistance

Must be a veteran as defined by Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged. (From: https://va.org/what-is-a-veteran-the-legal-definition/)

Guard & Reserve members are eligible if: they have reached 20 years of service, even if they were never activated on a [federal] order for more than 180 days outside of training, will now be considered a veteran. Or if they were activated for more than 180 days consecutively and they were not dishonorably discharged.

Must have been discharged under other than Dishonorable conditions (if Other Than Honorable, the cause will be reviewed for acceptability within the program.)

Have NOT received assistance through our Veterans Furniture Assistance or Veterans Transition Assistance or previous financial assistance through our Veterans Financial Assistance programs.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.

Please note:  Incomplete applications, missing information or required documentation will be returned and not processed until all required information has been supplied.

All information is kept completely confidential. 

 

Veterans Transition Assistance

Due to the Covid-19 factory shutdowns, product available on some items may be longer than expected and some products are no longer available.  Please check with us for product availability prior to submitting an application.  We appreciate your patience as we review our options for the Veteran's Furniture Assistance program.

Veterans Transition Assistance

Veterans Transition Assistance is a volunteer outreach program that may provide either security deposit/first month's rent or one-time delivery of new furniture to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are in financial need and have been a resident of an in-house program with Veterans Affairs or another valid veteran-supported agency.   The existence of these conditions must be documented and verified by the valid agency where the veteran has or is receiving treatment/counseling.

If these criteria are met and the veteran will be moving to their own residence, he or she may fill out an application for Veterans Transition Assistance where a determination will be made if he or she may qualify for our Veterans Transition Assistance Program.

After receiving all necessary information for an applicant, the request must be reviewed; and if acceptable, be submitted to the Board of Directors (BOD) for approval. Once the BOD has approved the request, arrangements will be made for the payment of security deposit/first month's rent directly to the landlord or property management company or arrangements made for the veteran to receive a one-time delivery of select pieces of new furniture directly from Raymour & Flanigan to their new residence.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.  Veteran must be a resident of New York state.

How to Apply for Veterans Transition Assistance

Qualifications for Veterans Transition Assistance

Must be a veteran as defined by Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged. (From: https://va.org/what-is-a-veteran-the-legal-definition/)

Guard & Reserve members are eligible if: they have reached 20 years of service, even if they were never activated on a [federal] order for more than 180 days outside of training, will now be considered a veteran. Or if they were activated for more than 180 days consecutively and they were not dishonorably discharged.

Must have been or are currently finishing in-house therapy/counseling through a valid veterans agency.

Must have been discharged under other than Dishonorable conditions (if Other Than Honorable, the cause will be reviewed for acceptability within the program.)

Have NOT received financial assistance or furniture through our Veterans Financial Assistance or Veterans Furniture Assistance programs respectively.  Nor have received assistance through the Veterans Transition Assistance program.

Please note:  Incomplete applications, missing information or required documentation will be returned and not processed until all required information has been supplied.

All information is kept completely confidential.

All photos on this website are copyright protected and belong to the original owner and are being used by permission.

PGR LOGO 600

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PGRNY
Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 637
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

 

PayPal

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon. Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY. Thank You!

 2020 US smile White Orange250pxweb