How We Help
The AJ Lynch Foundation was formed to provide onetime funding to needy veterans and their families in order to assist in their recovery from financial hardships. Our grants are a one-time occurrence, though on rare occasion we may approve a second grant. Our grants are a hand up not a hand out. We assist only those veterans who are actively participating in improving their lives, who through no fault of their own have gotten into financial trouble.
Among the Ways We Help...
The Foundation has assisted veterans their families by providing short-term funds. Some ways the Foundation has helped out have been by:
- Purchasing a certified used car for a veteran so he could continue his work with PAWWS.
- Worked with ALL Temp Heating and Cooling to put a new furnace in a veteran’s home.
- Paid numerous auto repair bill for veterans who need an auto to get to and from work.
- Worked with the VA HUD/VASH program nationwide to assist homeless veterans.
- Assist a veteran’s family in moving to another state so he could care for his aging mother.
- Assisted a veteran with service connected breathing issues in getting a special HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning unit.
- Purchased two cranial helmets for two young girls because TRICARE would not purchase them for an active duty family.
- When a veteran recovering from alcoholism who used his bicycle to get to and from treatment had it stolen - AJLF arranged for him to get a replacement.
- An ex-offender vet was supported with a prepaid telephone and food cards until he was hired as a bike messenger. AJLF then procured a bicycle and required safety and security equipment for his job.
- Bought an airplane ticked and a gift card so a service member serving in Afghanistan could come home for the birth of his child. The family already had a special needs child and the pregnancy for the new child had complications. Another organization refused to assist. We thought it necessary that he be home.
The foundation is a program of the Operation Support our Troops, America (OSOT) an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.