Challenges Faced by Our Military Heroes

1.4

million

veterans are living in poverty as of 2015.*

The stress of paying bills can wear on a veteran, and payday lenders target those in the military. The foundation offers no-interest emergency cash loans and free professional counseling to help solve money problems among our military heroes.

62%

of military families are stressed about their current financial situation.**

We work to ensure that those who selflessly devote their lives to defend our country have the resources they need for a secure financial future. We work to prevent everyday emergencies from turning into financial hardships for our nation's defenders and partner with other organizations to have the greatest impact on meeting unmet needs.

49%

have less than $5,000 in savings.**

Military families and veterans deserve their piece of the American dream. The Dream Makers program assists eligible first-time home buyers of modest means who serve to defend our country's national security.

5.5

million caregivers currently care for former or current military service members.***

The Military Heroes Fund provides caregivers with financial assistance and support that the Veterans Administration cannot offer due to budgetary and regulatory restrictions. The Foundation assists with childcare and short-term training or education expenses.

3X

greater likelihood of an active-duty member to take out a payday loan than a civilian.

According to Center for Responsible Lending, payday lenders target the military. Fees for predatory payday loans can be an astronomical $19 or more for each $100 borrowed until payday. Interest free micro loans provide a no-interest alternative to predatory lending for active duty, reserve, and National Guard military. Through interest free micro loans, one can to borrow up to $500 with a flat fee of $5 and no interest for one month.

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