(BPT) – For many U.S. veterans, the drumbeat of daily life is hard to overcome. After tours in combat-heavy environments, some veterans struggle to find their way after they return home. Many do not know where to turn to or who will be a true advocate for care. Deb Becker is making sure that veterans under her care are being heard loud and clear.
Becker is an activity supervisor at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Neb., and her fight for veterans’ rights is a passion and full-time job. When members of the facility where she works needed extra support, she turned to the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) for help.
“Our facility needed new equipment for physical therapy for members who served in wars from World War II to Vietnam, and we were unsure where to start,” said Becker, who helps nearly 140 veteran members in the Nebraska facility. “It wasn’t until I met the Auxiliary president of Nebraska and heard about the ALA Foundation that I knew they could help us achieve our goals. Through their donation, our veterans were able to get the additional equipment we needed to support their therapy.”
The ALA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that acts as a lifeline for many facilities and individuals across the U.S., providing services, equipment and support to veterans. The organization was created to support the ALA, a 501(c)(19) veterans service organization, in order to secure external funding to ensure the Auxiliary’s mission of service endures. The ALA Foundation’s purpose is to enhance charitable…
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