William G Cona
"The Injured Warriors Fund of Florida, Inc. is a not for profit organization created to provide financial aid and assistance to all severely wounded service personnel and their families."
About The Injured Warrior Fund of Florida
The Injured Warrior Fund of Florida is a not-for-profit organization which was organized under the laws and requirements of the State of FL, in January 2011. The sole member of the fund is the Department of Florida Marine Corps League, a 501 (c)(4) not-for-profit organization chartered by the US Congress in 1937. The fund is recognized as a disregarded entity of the Department of Florida Marine Corps League and operates under 501 (c)(4) IRS tax regulations.
Non Discrimination Policy
The Injured Warrior Fund of Florida does not and will not discriminate in any manner. All requests for assistance will be reviewed and considered on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color or creed.
The Injured Warrior Fund of Florida maintains and enforces a policy to protect the privacy of every applicant who is seeking assistance. No information will be made available (other than to the managers of the Injured Warrior Fund of Florida for review and processing purposes only) without the written authorization of the applicant or applicant's representative. All such requests for information must be submitted in writing along with authorization of the applicant or authorized representative and submitted to the President of the Injured Warrior Fund of Florida.
The Fund's Purpose
To secure funds from the general public to assist those servicemen and women who are residents of Florida and who have been severely injured in combat while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Immediate family members of the injured warrior, i.e. spouse and dependent children, may also be eligible for financial assistance.
Support for the Wounded
In the short time since initiating the fund in January 2011, the Injured Warriors Fund of Florida has provided significant monetary and other assistance to several injured warriors. The fund still in its growth phase is continually serving new clients.
Why The Injured Warrior Fund of Florida is Needed
The fund is needed to provide critical financial assistance to those warriors, including spouses and dependent children, who meet the fund's criteria for assistance. Financial assistance is provided on a one-time non-recurring basis in an amount determined by the members of the Injured Warrior Fund of Florida in their sole discretion. Financial assistance will be considered to help the wounded warriors and/or their spouses and/or dependent children to offset expenses of transportation, temporary housing, moderate home improvements and certain daily living expenses, when such daily living expenses are incurred on an emergency basis. Financial assistance will not be considered for any expense that is covered by a government or insurance program.
Financial Assistance Policy and Procedures
Any service man or woman who has been severely injured in combat during their service in the US Armed Forces may apply for assistance. The injured warrior's spouse, caseworker, legal guardian, mother or father may apply for assistance on behalf of the injured warrior. A request for assistance must be completed. After completing the required information, the form is to be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the individual as indicated on the bottom of the form. Requests for assistance will NOT be considered unless submitted on the required form. Upon receipt of the completed and signed Assistance Request Form, including any required supporting documents, the Injured Warrior Fund of Florida members will review and make a final determination as to approval or denial, including the amount of the award. The applicant and/or interested parties will be advised as to the final decision. All decisions are final. The members of the fund will make every attempt to advise the applicant and/or interested parties within 30 days of receipt of the properly completed Assistance Request Form.