BUCKS COUNTY − March 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143) announced a $10,000 grant for the regional chapter of Operation Homefront, a charitable organization formed in 2002 to support post-9/11 veterans and military families across the country. The grant was fully funded through the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF).
The grant will provide financial assistance to veterans in need. According to Operation Homefront, 92 percent of expenditures goes directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most. Services provided by Operation Homefront include but are not limited to helping veterans and their families move into donated homes recovered from bank foreclosures, providing school supplies to the children of veterans, and distributing thousands of dollars into emergency financial funds.
“Each and every day, veterans and their families go out of their way to selflessly serve our community and nation,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “The least we can do is be there for veterans in their time of need. With this funding, organizations like Operation Homefront continue to lead in providing quality support to our veterans.”
“The support provided by Operation Homefront helps countless veterans and military families in our communities,” Representative Ullman said. “These funds will help much needed services and programs reach those service families among us who are experiencing financial insecurity. After all they have done to make our communities secure”, Ullman added, “we must make sure we support worthy organization like Operation Homefront in making military families secure.”
The VTF is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID, or a motor vehicle registration.
The 10th Senatorial District includes: Bedminster Township, Buckingham Township, Chalfont, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Dublin, East Rockhill Township, Falls Township, Haycock Township, Hilltown Township, Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville, New Britain, New Britain Township, New Hope, Newtown, Newtown Township, Perkasie, Plumstead Township, Sellersville, Silverdale, Solebury Township, Telford, Tullytown, Upper Makefield Township, West Rockhill Township, and Yardley.
The 143rd Legislative District includes: Bedminster Township, Bridgeton Township, Buckingham Township, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Durham Township, Haycock Township, Nockamixon Township, Plumstead Township, Riegelsville, and Tinicum Township.
Sen. Santarsiero has district offices in Doylestown and Newtown and can be reached via email at SenatorSantarsiero@pasenate.com. Visit the district website at www.senatorstevesantarsiero.com.
Representative Ullman has a district office in Doylestown and can be reached at www.pahouse.com/Ullman.