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We assist qualified veterans & families of veterans from all wars & conflicts

stable financial future.

in providing a helping hand up towards a more

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We assist veterans with the following expenses:

Rent and Security Deposits - Transportation Repairs - Utility Bills - Moving Expenses

There may be other qualifying expenses that will be review on a case by case basis.

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We will never forget their sacrifices.

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We provide assistance

to returning Veterans that need help to support their families

so they can easily transition back into civilian life.

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Many Veterans are facing problems on their return home.

We're here to supplement what the government does for them so they can

get on with their lives.

Committee for the Families of War Veterans is a non-partisan, 501C3 not-for-profit organization based in the greater Hudson Valley area of New York. The Committee was founded in 2007 to raise funds for returning veterans, current soldiers, as well as the families of soldiers wounded or killed in combat. As our organization has grown, we have recognized the need to assist local veterans from all eras, wars and conflicts. We strive to do this expeditiously with the bare minimum of administrative costs so that we can provide maximum assistance when urgent expenses arise related to fundamental needs such as housing, transportation, and food. We prefer to work in conjunction with existing veterans organizations, but can also work directly with individuals whose needs are critical and who meet the basic criteria. We especially seek to help veterans as they make the transition to civilian life, by providing a helping hand up, not a hand out. We believe the sacrifices of our military personnel should never be forgotten and we attribute our success as an organization to the fact that our community shares this belief with us.


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Who We Are

We are a 501(c)3 organization founded to help Hudson Valley and surrounding area Veterans returning home from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....

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What We Offer

There are a number of services that we provide to our Veterans that help them move on with their lives and make the transition back into civilian life much easier....

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How You Can Help

Many veterans and their families are facing problems on their return home and at later stages in their lives. We try to supplement what the government does for them so they can get back on track, living their lives with financial security and not hav...

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The story that inspired the birth of this group.

In 2005, Army 1st Lt. Louis Allen and Capt. Phil Esposito were killed in a mine explosion at a forward operating base in Tikrit, Iraq. Military prosecutors believed that a fellow soldier in the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division killed the two officers with a Claymore mine in revenge for reprimanding him. The soldier was later found not guilty and the question of who killed the two men remained unanswered.

This story resonated deeply with Ray McCarthy, the founder of the Committee for the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. It was this very story that inspired the creation of this group in 2007. To read the full article click the button below.

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