Contributions to the Veterans Crisis Relief Fund are not charitable contributions and are not deductible as charitable contributions for state and federal income tax purposes. A large portion of the proceeds for this campaign are used to defray the costs of fundraising.
Homelessness, suicide and PTSD are just some of the things military veterans suffer after returning home from combat tours. We advocate for more funding to help these patriots achieve their best potential.
VETERANS RELIEF COMMITTEE INITIATIVE
Thank you for being such a generous supporter of the American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC, which is a bipartisan independent expenditure-only group (not a charity) established under Section 527 of the tax code. The American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC is also known as the Veteran's Crisis Relief Fund. Our mission is to help support responsible public officials and inform members of Congress as well as the public about issues related to veterans in need. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans. According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, 20 percent of vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. An estimated 19.5 percent of vets in these two categories have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Fighting for the mental health of our military veterans should be something we all care about. A large portion of the proceeds for this campaign are used to defray the costs of fundraising.
HR 1123, the Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete a review of the deaths of all covered veterans who died by suicide during the five-year period preceding the enactment of this bill. Covered veterans are those who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the death of the veteran. Among other provisions, the bill would require the VA to study the percentage of veterans with combat experience or trauma (including, but not limited to military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress). The bill further would require the VA recommendations for further action that would improve the safety and well-being of veterans. The bill was introduced by Rep. Andrew Garabino of New York on Feb. 18, 2021.
HR 1476, the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program Act, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program to make grants to eligible entities for peer-to-peer mental health programs for veterans. The bill would authorize an allocation of $25 million to support programs under this act. The bill was introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York on March 1, 2021.
H.R.5938 - Veterans HOPE Act bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete a review of the deaths of all covered veterans who died from opioid overdoses during the five-year period preceding the enactment of this bill. Covered veterans are those who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the death of the veteran. The VA shall report on the results of the review and make such report publicly available.
With the support of you and thousands of other like-minded concerned citizens, the American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC will continue to support elected officials who advocate for these programs through legislation! A large portion of the proceeds for this campaign are used to defray the costs of fundraising.
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H.R. 2441 Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021 Bill has been passed!
We want to thank everyone for coming together in support of this bill and for your continued support in helping veterans nationwide.
Shown Here: HR 2441
Public Law No: 117-21 (06/30/2021)
Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), during FY2022, to establish and maintain three new centers of the Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE) Program in areas with interest from personnel and a need for additional mental health care for rural veterans. The RANGE Program serves veterans in rural areas who are experiencing mental illness.
The bill requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study and report on whether the VA has sufficient resources to serve rural veterans who need mental health care that is more intensive than traditional outpatient therapy