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STOP DROP & PUSH CAMPAIGN

The Stop, Drop and Push Campaign is part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals’ (VAREP) philanthropic platform of giving back (VAREP is a 501c.3 non= profit focused on housing for veterans).

While VAREP’s focus has been on veteran housing, we cannot stand idly by while our brothers and sisters remain part of the 22 statistic.

 

Thank you for your interest in applying to one of our VETCares programs. At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please revisit our website in the future for program updates and application submissions.

STOP, DROP & PUSH MISSION

Our mission is to connect veterans with a network of alternative therapy providers so they can continue the journey of healing and rediscovering purpose.

WHERE YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING?

Education: Facilitate “Veteran Wellness – Let’s Talk” Seminars across America to discuss suicide prevention strategies, provide real solutions, and share resources to veterans and all that want to make a difference in veteran lives.

National Database: We carefully vet every Provider in our database and update regularly to ensure veterans are being connected with top-notch organizations.

Financial Grants: We provide financial assistance to veterans who are not able to attend alternative therapy due to program or transportation costs.

Camp Cares: We are building a Veteran Healing Lodge in Pray, MT in Paradise Valley. The Camp will provide alternative therapy retreats including hunting, fishing, hiking, conservation, horse therapy, as well as, be immersed in nature’s solitude to heal the soul. The Lodge will organize the therapies and local guides to take the Veterans out for one day or several days then meet back at the lodge for dinners and brother/sister bonding around the campfires and/or have solitude under the Montana skies.

CAN CORPORATIONS DONATE OR GIVE GRANTS?

YES! We encourage it. Many veterans in the workforce suffer in silence and need help. We believe companies who become educated on veteran specific issues, and donate to veteran causes foster a veteran-friendly environment. A big morale boost for both veteran and non-veteran employees.

WHERE YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING

  • Connecting Veterans to Alternative Therapy Providers: We carefully vet every Provider in our database, and update regularly to ensure veterans are being connected with top-notch organizations. There is no cost to veterans to access our database, and no cost to Providers to join.
  • Financial Assistance for Veterans: We provide financial assistance to veterans who are not able to attend alternative therapy due to program or transportation costs.
  • Veteran Reintegration & Alternative Therapy Education: We are developing a curriculum to educate transitioning service members, as well as their families and friends, with the goal of increasing veteran stability.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

  • Legal Name: VETCares, Inc.
  • Federal Tax ID: 87-1693050
  • IRS Non-profit Letter: Click here to view document.
  • Headquarters: 495 E. Rincon St. Suite 110 Corona, CA 92879
  • A California Registered Corporation

Thank you for your interest in applying to one of our VETCares programs. At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please revisit our website in the future for program updates and application submissions.

SDP GRANT GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

The Stop, Drop and Push Campaign offers financial grants to Veterans that are seeking alternative/holistic therapy as part of their healing journey and cannot participate due to financial hardships.

We specifically assist with the cost of l odging, transportation, meals and specific equipment required to participate in an alternative/holistic therapy program.

Veterans are eligible to apply once per year.

Note: The SDP grant program awards are based upon available funds.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

  • Please allow at least 60 da ys between application submission and program start date each year.
  • You will receive an email notification that your application has been received.
  • Only one application per Veteran will be considered.
  • Veterans may apply once per year with a maximum request up to $2,000.

 

APPLICATION REVIEW

  • The SDP Committee will review all applications.
  • You may receive a call during this period if additional information is needed. More information or documentation may be required in order to process the application.

 

GRANT NOTIFICATION

  • Applicants will be notified on approval or disapproval of their application. Please allow 2-4 weeks to process your application.

WHAT CAN THE GRANT MONEY BE USED FOR?

  • Transportation – this can be air fare, car rental fees or gas cards.
  • Lodging – if a hotel stay is necessary, the SDP program may cover
    the cost of hotel to include taxes. No additional room expenses
    (re: room service) are covered by the grant.
  • Kenneling for pets – if y ou are needing a safe place for your pets
    to stay while you attend a program, we will pay the pet kenneling
    business directly for the cost of caring for y our pets.

 

WHAT CAN THE GRANT MONEY BE USED FOR?

All eligible applications will be evaluated by the SDP Committee. Number of grants awarded and grant amounts are based on funds raised in the previous year. We raise funds through our local chapters, national fundrai ser events, and private and corporate donations.

WHAT IF MY APPLICATION IS TURNED DOWN?

When reviewing applications, the SDP Committee is assessing the financial need of the applicant as well as program funds available. If your application is not approved this time, try again!

WHAT IF I AM REQUESTING A GRANT FOR A PROGRAM THAT IS NOT IN THE PROVIDER NETWORK?

No problem, we will need to properly vet the program, which may take additional time when making a deci sion. We encourage you to have the program you are interested in apply to be added to our Provider Network. There is no fee for them to apply and once approved, there is no fee to be added to our national database.

  • Thank you for your interest in applying to one of our VETCares programs. At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please revisit our website in the future for program updates and application submissions.
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