AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide non-profit financial counseling and education organization, with eight locations across Texas, has received a $300,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The one-year grant will provide free financial counseling to Texas veterans and their families.
"We thank the Texas Veterans Commission's Fund for Veterans' Assistance for this grant, which will expand GreenPath's opportunity to assist Texas Veterans and their families," said Kristen Holt, president and CEO, GreenPath Financial Wellness. "We can reduce some of the daily stress they are experiencing, while empowering them to make strong personal finance decisions."
Veterans may participate in a free GreenPath financial coaching session, in which they will develop short- and long-term financial goals, a personal budget, and a plan for reducing debt, if needed.
"We look forward to continuing to support Texas veterans and their families to resolve financial concerns and achieve financial goals," said Bill Druliner, GreenPath community engagement manager.
This is the third year that GreenPath has received a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Fund, GreenPath was able to assist more than 1,000 Veterans across Texas.
GreenPath offers in-person counseling at eight Texas locations including: Austin, McKinney, Plano, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, and two locations in San Antonio. They also deliver licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone.
Texas veterans and their families are encouraged to contact GreenPath for a free counseling session. For more information or to schedule a session, call GreenPath at (866) 648-8122.
About Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance
The Fund for Veterans' Assistance grant program was established in 2007 by the 80th Legislature and funded in late 2009. The program awards reimbursement grants in four categories: General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, Veterans Mental Health, and Veterans Treatment Court Grants. These grants offer funding to non-profit and local government organizations which, in turn, provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.tvc.texas.gov.
About GreenPath Financial Wellness
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a nationwide, non-profit financial counseling and education organization. GreenPath has been empowering people to lead financially healthy lives since 1961. Their financial experts partner with consumers to ease financial stress, manage debt, save for the future, make smart financial decisions, and achieve their financial goals. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, GreenPath operates about 60 branch offices in 16 states. They also deliver licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). The organization has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.greenpath.org.
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