“Bingo For Heroes” Veteran Fundraiser Call for Donations

BingoInteCare’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is teaming up with the Marine Foundation of Indiana, Hiram I. Bearss Detachment, the  Marine Corps League & Wish for Our Heroes to host a fundraiser called “Bingo for Heroes.” The event will benefit the SSVF Donation Fund & Wish for Our Heroes. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who are literally homeless or facing eviction. SSVF offers financial assistance to help with rent, utilities, transportation, job uniforms or other items needed to achieve housing stability in addition to referrals to local resources or employment programs. Our donation fund is specifically used to fill in the gaps in which our grant cannot cover such as hotels & food for families.

Our donation fund has assisted many of our Veterans, including Zoey. Zoey is a single mother of three beautiful girls, a Veteran, and a victim of domestic violence. When she contacted InteCare’s SSVF program, she had no job and no safe place to stay. With the help of our program we were able to provide Zoey and her children emergency housing; an apartment; connection to other Veteran resources; and an internship with the Veterans Administration. During her interviews, Zoey didn’t have the professional wear she needed to be presentable to employers. With InteCare’s donation fund, we were able to purchase a few professional outfits for her to wear during the interviews and now her employment. Zoey has successfully exited our program. Today, she has a safe and secure place to live and is able to provide for her three children.

We hope you can support Bingo for Heroes and help more Veterans like Zoey. Our event will take place on November 5, 2016 at the Marine Barracks located at 550 S. Audubon Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46219. We are currently seeking donations for items to raffle off at the event. If you are interested in donating an item or making a contribution for the event please contact Ashley Peavler at apeavler@intecare.org.