Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program

About the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program

The Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program was founded to provide stop-gap measure funding to veterans and their families in need. The goal is to provide assistance in the recovery or education process allowing a veteran to move forward in their life. We assist only those veterans who are actively participating in improving their lives, who through no fault of their own have gotten into financial trouble. We assist both low and moderate income veterans.

EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE

We assist veterans and their families by providing short-term funds that are paid directly to the vendor, cash is not dispersed. Some areas of support include financial support for:

  • Utility bills: electricity, gas, or water (please note, cell phone bills are not covered)
  • Housing: rent or mortgage payment
  • Educational needs: laptop or books
  • Car repairs: necessary repairs to keep the vehicle running safely

HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE

Please CLICK HERE  to begin the process of applying for assistance. All details on documentation needed will be listed on the page.

ABOUT ALLEN J. LYNCH, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

“My friend and colleague, John Schwan and I started discussing how unfortunate it is that so many veterans fall through the cracks because they don’t need a lot of help, just a little to get them over the bumps in the road that they are experiencing. We thought an organization was needed to help fill that gap and then we formed the  Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program to help veterans in need.”, said Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Recipient.

Allen Lynch has been helping veterans since his discharge from active duty. He served his fellow veterans while working with the Federal Veterans Administration as well as the Illinois State Government Veterans department. He continued to serve with the U.S. Army Reserve and the Illinois National Guard and retired after 21 years of service. Allen served with Company D, 1st Battalion of the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) from 31 May 1967 until 1 June 1968. He had been “in-country” for six months when the action took place that would result in his receiving the Medal of Honor. The recognition of his conspicuous gallantry and selfless service to others on that day would be the catalyst for a life of service to others. CLICK HERE to learn more about Mr. Lynch and hear his story through the You Tube video provided by the Medal of Honor Book.

VETERAN SERVICES

Our program also connects veterans with organizations looking to hire veterans. This is done through attending job fairs, providing presentations at events, and collaborating with other organizations. Some of the veterans are identified through the grant assistance program or other veteran support events. Our program director can provide additional information.

A FEW WORDS FROM THOSE  WE HAVE HELPED

I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your attention, patience and assistance in these matters. It’s not easy to reach out in a time of need, but you never made me feel any the less. I truly appreciate the efforts of the Allen Lynch MOH Veteran Assistance Program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless.”

-U.S. Army Veteran

One year ago today I had moved back home to Rockford after living in Seattle for the last 12 years. I came home after work at the Puget Sound Navel Shipyard had slowed greatly. I came home with the idea that I had a job waiting for me but that just did not happen. So I was forced to check in at the Rockford Rescue Mission mens shelter . I have since received my VA Vash voucher, have my own apartment and I have a job now. The Allen J Lynch program made that possible, so now I am no longer homeless and have employment. Thank you to the AJL MOH Veteran’s Assistance Program.

-U.S. Navy Veteran

IF YOU DO NOT NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING FINANCIALLY TO HELP SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT VETERAN PROGRAM.

 

CONTACT

Leon Mangum
Program Director
lmangum@osotAmerica.org

The Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program is a program of OSOT-America, a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization.
1807 S. Washington St. Suite 110, # 359 Naperville, IL 60565
Corporate Office: 630-971-1150  Email: info@osotAmerica.org
OSOT-America has earned 4 stars on Charity Navigator, top ratings from Great Nonprofits, and Guidestar.

 

 


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