Dave Skocik, co-founder of Friends of Delaware Veterans Inc., recently addressed the Dover Colonial Rotary Club.

Skocik managed to get the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund signed into law in September 2013. Unfortunately, because no funds were appropriated, the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund was established. This is a special, restricted fund which provides a one-time, hand-up that has prevented the shutting off of utilities, making vehicle repairs, and at times even putting food on the table of veterans. Skocik noted that all applicants are carefully screened and that the bills are paid directly to the creditors.

The board that oversees this fund includes veterans from across the state, individuals who volunteer their time. As a result, 100 percent of monies raised is returned to needy veterans.

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