Author: Ashley Hieb

True Made Foods Giveaway

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ALL ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING. Thanks to True Made Foods, from September 3 -7, all PenFed Foundation donors or sweepstakes entrants will be entered to win one (1) True Made Foods prize pack valued at $100 . To enter the giveaway, please fill out...

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Marine veteran gets help during COVID-19

Tiffany Vilchis-Parks served our nation in the Marine Corps for over 9 years, and worked as an air traffic controller for the majority of her military career. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiffany was a contractor for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Transition Assistance Program. She was the Site Lead for Naval Air Station Lemoore and...

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Army veteran gets mortgage assistance to avoid foreclosure

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a housing crisis  is emerging.  According to CoreLogic analysis, new mortgage delinquencies hit an all-time record in April 2020. Unfortunately, the military community has been hit hard by this crisis. When the PenFed Foundation launched its COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program in early March, most of the 6,000 service members and...

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Ongoing opportunity for veterans to receive financial assistance during COVID-19

The PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to empower military service members, veterans and their communities with the skills and resources to realize financial stability and opportunity. The PenFed Foundation was the first national veteran service organization (VSO) to launch a COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief program in March 2020....

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Dream Makers Program Sees Record Month in May

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and PCS delays, PenFed Foundation is seeing an increase in military families purchasing new homes right now. The Dream Makers program helped a record 30 military families buy their first home in May. The mission of the PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes is to empower military service members, veterans and their...

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U.S. Army Reserve Soldier Receives Assistance During COVID-19

Arianna Joe joined the U.S. Army Reserves when she was 19 years old. “I loved it 100%,” Arianna said of joining the military. “I became a drill sergeant for four years.” In 2015, Arianna went to active-duty, and two years later her family transferred through a permanent change of station (PCS) to Fort Bragg, N.C.,...

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Army veteran gets help from PenFed Foundation during COVID-19

Lorena Villa has been passionate about healthcare services since high school, when she volunteered at her community hospital. “I became interested in rehabilitation at that point after volunteering in stroke recovery for about 4 years, until I graduated from high school and entered the military,” Lorena said. So, it only seemed natural that she would use...

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Tax Provision May Help Small Business Owners and Employees

The IRC Internal Revenue Code, § 139. Disaster Relief Payments is a little-known tax code provision exempts certain payments from taxation during a disaster or terrorist attack. As a national emergency was declared which triggered the disaster provisions of the tax law, including this one—where both you and your employees can reap benefits during this...

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PenFed Foundation Announces Flagship Management as a Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program Recipient

PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program Invests in Flagship Management to Promote Veteran Jobs and Physical Therapy PenFed Foundation provides capital investment and support network to expand Flagship Management, a veteran-owned vendor of physical therapy equipment  TYSONS, Va., April 9, 2020 — Today, the PenFed Foundation is pleased to announce it has invested in Flagship...

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Pritzker Military Foundation matches up to $50,000 in COVID-19 Relief Donations

On Tuesday, March 17, the PenFed Foundation launched the COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program open to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due the COVID-19 pandemic. In four days, over 6,000 service members and veterans applied for help, which led to a temporary suspension in accepting applications....

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