Here’s a little update…

Chuck Denny Founder of The American Veteran FoundationOur mission is to STAMP OUT PTSD! We meet a lot of people on the street who ask how this semi-postal stamp will help Veterans cure and treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I thought this would be a great place for me to explain some of the specifics that we have been working on to make sure this is one of the most effective research and treatment projects known in America.  Keep in mind, this new semi-postal stamp to help Veterans still needs to be introduced into legislation but Congressman Robert Pittenger is going to introduce this idea to Congress early next year.

 

What does “Semi-Postal” mean?

Semi-Postal means that Congress will authorize the sale of the stamp through the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a period of  two years. The US Postal Service will handle the promotion and all sales of the stamp across America, you will even be able to buy them online. When Americans buy the stamp the proceeds will be disbursed to the Department of Defense who will then distribute the funds according to the specifics of the passed legislation. Congress will then re-evaluate the project every two years to determine how effective the project is in meeting it’s goal.

 

What will the Department of Defense do with the money?

The Congressman has shared that the bill will detail the funds to be distributed by certain undetermined percentages. The largest portion of the funds will go to helping research and develop treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The remainder portion of the funds would be distributed to non profit organizations already making a difference for Veterans like The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Iraqi and Afghanistan War Veterans. The final legislation will outline all organizations that would receive the funding.

 

How does The American Veteran Foundation Fit in the Picture?

Regardless of what happens with the stamp legislation, we are making a conscience effort to Put Veterans First! If you look on the National Center For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder website is says “PTSD is the most prevalent mental health challenge faced by our Nation’s Veterans.”

We will do our part by providing grants directly to Veterans in order to help them pay non-covered medical expenses related to PTSD. We also provide grants to all Veterans who may face small financial hardships with paying utility bills and transportation costs.  This program will show Veterans who have served in any capacity that America cares for their sacrifice. It will also show that we care to see them get the proper care needed. It will instill patriotism and show future Veterans that they will be taken care of should they ever decide to serve.

 

Garland Denny meets Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC

Garland Denny Meets Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC

Hillary Clinton came to Charlotte, NC on October 25,2014 to encourage voters to get out and vote early. Garland was invited by Senator Kay Hagen’s Field Office to attend the event and even arranged front row seating. After her speech, she shook hands with members of the crowd. She approached Garland and thanked him for his service to his country. Mrs. Clinton even took the time to stop her progression so that she could take a look at Garland’s picture collection. She seemed pretty amazed at all the people he has been in touch with to discuss his Veterans Petition.

Click here if you would like to see the photos of Garland Denny’s journey to help Veterans.

Garland Denny meets Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC
Garland Denny and his son Chuck meet Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC

Garland Denny and his son, Chuck  Denny meet Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC

The Veteran Stamp

Here is an example of the veteran stamp. Would you like to submit a rendering to be considered? Contact us for instructions on submitting your idea for a veteran stamp.
Draft of the Veteran Stamp

Congressman Pittenger and Garland Denny announce new legislation for Veterans.

NC Congressman’s new legislation to help Veterans!

Congressman Pittenger (NC-09) issued a press release recently announcing he intends to help Garland Denny gain new legislation in Congress on a bill that will be used to help Veterans without increasing the tax burden or the national debt.

Last week, Congressman Pittenger’s staff met with officials from the White House and United States Postal Service to discuss the latest proposal, which would create a semi-postal stamp raising money for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment. Following that meeting, the White House encouraged Congressman Pittenger to proceed with legislation.

Announcing Help for Veterans Congressman Pittenger talks with Garland Denny Congressman Pittenger takes a picture with The Denny Family

Click here to check out the press release on the Congressman’s website!

Garland Denny White House Invitee

Garland Denny meets President Obama in Charlotte, NC

Congressman Robert Pittenger arranged for Garland Denny to meet President Obama when he was in town to speak to one of our nation’s largest Veteran groups. Garland has been on a mission to see that all Veterans receive access to better care since 2007.

The President thanked Mr. Denny for what he is doing to help Veterans and he stopped to chat and take a picture with the 83 year old Korean War Veteran. Garland hopes to get an invitation to return back to The White House soon!


The American Legion's National Convention President Obama Speaks in Charlotte, NC Garland Meets President Obama


Garland Denny meets President Obama