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Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Gives $100,000 to Project Sanctuary
Many of today’s military and veteran families face health, housing, financial and related issues, but a $100,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will help more of them gain access to the critical resources and support systems they need to emerge stronger.
The grant, gifted to Project Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization that helps military and veteran families address the unique challenges they face during deployment, transition and reintegration, will assist families struggling with mental health issues, financial instability, marital discord and volatile home lives by helping fund a series of week-long therapeutic retreats. In addition to supporting Project Sanctuary retreats, the organization will use the grant money to provide job placement assistance, ongoing counseling services and emergency financial support for the more than 1,200 military families involved in the program (meanwhile, another 2,400 remain on the waiting list).
“Very few Americans have any idea how much military families sacrifice, often suffering in silence,” said Bob Parsons. “Beyond the challenges of deployment and relocation, these neglected families endure hardships that other families simply don’t experience, including inadequate pay and housing, zero or inadequate childcare, unimaginable isolation, loneliness and hopelessness. They deserve better.”
Project Sanctuary CEO Heather Ehle noted that these are precisely the types of matters Project Sanctuary addresses.
“We pride ourselves on adapting to what military families need most to heal and thrive, but to do that, we need the help of forward-thinking organizations like The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation,” Ehle said. “Their generous support, coming at this critical time of growth, will enable us to expand the level of care we’re able to offer military families without losing the high quality of service our families have come to expect and deserve from us.”