Austin, Texas. June 10, 2011 — In an effort to help women veterans returning home from service, Verizon, presented a $5,000 check to Grace After Fire, an organization designed to aid women suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or having a difficult time readjusting to civilian life.
The money will be used to increase public awareness of the challenges faced by women veterans and to increase outreach efforts to these American heroes who served our nation.
“We are honored by the generous donation from the Verizon Foundation and applaud the foundations mission of strengthening communities by helping women Veterans and their families.” states Olson.
ABOUT GRACE AFTER FIRE
Grace After Fire, a 501c3 organization is dedicated to ensuring women veterans have equitable access to care. Their dedicated staff specializes in identifying resources to help women reintegrate into society and to deal with issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, suicidal behaviors, drug and alcohol dependencies. www.GraceAfterFire.org Become a women Veteran fan at www.facebook.com/graceafterfire
ABOUT Verizon Foundation
The mission of the Verizon Foundation is dedicated to forging partnerships and focusing on social issues that impact our employees, customers, and communities in the area of education, literacy, health and safety. http://www.verizonfoundation.org