RADCLIFF, Ky-- The Kentucky-based military aid organization "USA Cares" says it's been taking more and more calls lately from active members of the military as well as veterans, seeking financial aid. Spokeswoman Loni White tells us that's largely due to the war in Afghanistan going on so long, the slow recovery, even slower VA claims processing, and a still-difficult job market.
USA Cares provides direct monetary help, shoring up military men's and women's budgets for their rent or mortgage, food, fuel, utilities, car payments, whatever is needed. White says Kentucky's one of the top 4 states in requests for aid. She says as many as 75 military-owned homes have been saved in the bluegrass through its payments, and the money's been used by an estimated 3000 individuals.
A big fundraiser for USA Cares is set for this Saturday... Hardin County's first mini-marathon, the 13.1-mile "Run For Life." It steps off from North Hardin High School at 7:30 eastern time that morning. White says you can also donate to USA Cares anytime, or volunteer to help with its work. Link to its website right here.