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CARDINALS CARE PROVIDES GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS

CARDINALS CARE PROVIDES GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS

Bill Stephens

December 14th, 2020

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$15,000 Donated Among Area Organizations That Serve Veterans

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 11, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Cardinals Care will distribute $15,000 in grant money to five area organizations that support veterans as part of the team’s military grants program.  The grants will be used to fund several programs across the area that provide support to veterans including:

The Kaufman Fund – Trees for Vets program: Funds will be used to provide free Christmas trees and stands to veterans and their families, as well as winter coats for veterans helped by St. Patrick Center.  Since this program began, with the support of several businesses, over 1,800 trees have been given to deserving families.

The Salvation Army Veterans Transition in Place Program:  Funds will be used to purchase six computers for veterans living in transitional homes as part of the Veterans Transition in Place Program.  The computers will help veterans with job searches, transitioning to permanent housing, and will provide virtual group activities for resident veterans in a safe way.

St. Patrick Center Housing Move-In Supplies: Funds will be used to purchase items that are included in Housing Move-In Kits provided to the veterans St. Patrick Center serves.  The kits include household items, cleaning supplies, kitchen products, and hygiene essentials. 

VA St. Louis Health Care System – John Cochran Hospital: Funds will be used to purchase Cheeriodicals for patients.  A Cheeriodical is a gift bag filled with a blanket embroidered with a flag that reads “Thank You for Your Service to Our Country,”  a stainless steel tumbler with that same message, a toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, lip balm, playing cards, socks, and some other comfort and entertainment items, as well as US Military and Veterans magazines.

Scott Air Force Base: Funds will be used to support children of military families at Scott Air Force Base.

“We are proud to partner with The Kaufman Fund, The Salvation Army, St. Patrick Center, John Cochran Hospital and Scott Air Force Base to help support our local veterans through our military grant program,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We appreciate the efforts of these local organizations that do such important work in our community.”

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field.  Cardinals Care has provided over $12 million in grants to non-profits since 1997.  For more information about Cardinals Care visit cardinals.com/community.

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