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2021
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Veterans Get Some “Angel” Assistance With State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Grant

Vote NOW for this year’s finalists.

In its 10th year, State Farm Neighborhood Assist® annually awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects. Voting for this year’s finalists is currently underway and will run through Aug 27. The public can vote up to 10 times per day for their favorite causes from the list of 200 finalists at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The 40 winners will be announced Sept. 29.

Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit based in San Antonio, received a grant in both 2019 and 2020.

“Our mission is to provide aid, comfort and resources to our service members, wounded heroes and veterans of all generations,” said Soldiers’ Angels President Amy Palmer.

San Antonio is home to 153,000 veterans -- the most densely populated veteran community in Texas, with more than 7 percent earning income that is below the national poverty level. The low-income veterans served by Soldiers’ Angels have tremendous needs – food, transportation, physical hygiene, housing, to name a few. Through its programs, Soldiers’ Angels honors these veterans by providing for these critical needs so they can maintain a stable and self-sufficient standard of living.

“We do large, once-a-month food distributions, where we distribute about 25,000 pounds of food to veterans,” Amy said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the requests for services has increased almost 60%. Thanks to help from the Neighborhood Assist grant, Soldiers’ Angels was able to keep providing these services, helping more than 2,700 veterans and their families.

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