Wendy R. O’Neil
Family Assistance Director
Fax: 910-401-1886 fax
Hours of operation 8 AM – 4 PM EST
Family and Financial Assistance
The largest program administered by the Armed Forces Foundation, the C.W. Bill and Beverly Young Financial Assistance Fund, named after Congressman Bill Young and his wife Beverly, provides direct financial assistance to Service members and their families facing financial hardship through injury and other service related situations. With the ability to provide money to service members and their families from all branches of service, the Foundation makes a valued impact on the lives of those who serve the United States.
DISCLAIMER: The AFF can only offer assistance to active duty personnel, mobilized Guardsmen and Reservists, and veterans who have separated from active duty within the past 18 months.
*As of July 15, 2011 all financial assistance applicants MUST complete a Wells Fargo Hands on Banking spending plan sheet to be submitted with their applications. After July 15, any applications submitted without this sheet included WILL NOT be processed.*
The Financial Assistance Fund concentrates on these primary areas:
Family Financial Assistance
The Armed Forces Foundation helps families cover such expenses as:
- Utility bills
- Rent or mortgage payments (for civilian housing)
- Car payments (not registration)
- Car insurance
This Program provides tangible comfort to the families of Service Members dealing with a recent loss.
The foundation’s Bereavement Program helps to augment funeral costs and travel arrangements for military families in times of mourning. In an attempt to help families cope with loss, the AFF offers family retreats and provides for professional grief counseling.
The program offers a wide range of support for families in need. Assisting with estate settlement and investment planning services are additional forms of assistance offered by the foundation. In addition, scholarships for spouses as well as children are available through the Foundation’s Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Fund.
Since its creation, the program has assisted many families with bereavement related expenses. Whether covering the cost of a funeral procession, hotel costs, receptions or flower arrangements, the foundation has maintained its promise of Serving Those Who Serve, especially in trying times.
When soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice for our country, their loved ones are left with the task of accommodating the proper arrangements deserving of the individual. The AFF proudly helps families cope in these times of mourning and offers its services unconditionally.