HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has unveiled an online donation application at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov that will allow anyone with internet access to make a donation to either the Veterans' Trust Fund (VTF) and/or the Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP). Additional funds benefitting veterans will be added in the future.
"If you want to support Pennsylvania's veterans, making a monetary donation to the VTF or MFRAP is a great way to show your support," said Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck Jr., the state's deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs. "In return, you will experience the satisfaction that comes from selflessly giving to those who gave of themselves to serve our country and defend our freedom."
The online application, which features responsive design technology to make it accessible on mobile devices and computers, accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Financial contributions will allow DMVA to provide current service members, veterans and their families with many essential services and programs that otherwise would not be available.
"Gifts of any amount are appreciated, and you can be assured that your online donation is secure, tax-deductible and 100 percent will go toward providing services and supporting Pennsylvania's veterans and their families," Beck added.
The Veterans' Trust Fund issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that assist veterans, veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs to assist veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living. More information can be found at www.vtf.pa.gov.
The Military Family Relief Assistance Program provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members. Eligible members must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The amount of a grant is based on documented financial need up to a maximum of $3,500. More information can be found at www.mfrap.pa.gov.
If you prefer to donate by mail, checks or money orders should be made out to either the Veterans' Trust Fund or the Military Family Relief Assistance Program (one donation per check please). Then mail your check(s) to: DMVA Office of Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002.
Media contact: Joan Nissley, 717-861-8720
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs