Since inception in 2004, the Foundation has provided approximately $350,000 in grant financial assistance to local veterans or their surviving spouses. Of that amount, the Tax Collector Office partnership with Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart has raised $225,000. Grant financial assistance provided annually generally ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.
During May 16th – July 8th
Donate $25 or more and receive your choice of a 3 x 5’ American Flag
Donate $20 or more and receive your choice of a Purple Heart Mug or a Face Mask
Donate $10 or more and you will receive a Proud Supporter Purple Heart lapel pin.
Donate $5 or more and you will receive a Purple Heart Koozie.
As always, any amount is greatly appreciated!
To serve as a voluntary fundraising and educational arm in support of the Citrus County Veterans Service Office.
The Citrus County Veterans Foundation, Inc. operates as an apolitical, not- for- profit organization to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, governmental entities, and private groups exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the parameters of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
The Foundation’s primary mission is to provide the County Veterans Service Officer with access to an account from which to dispense short term funds to cover emergency expenses for eligible veterans or surviving spouses. The most common needs are related to energy bills, rent and transportation.
The Foundation’s educational activities inform the community at- large about local veterans’ needs and apprise the veterans’ community of available financial assistance and social services.