Saugus Veterans Relief Fund
More than 1800 veterans live in the town of Saugus. A simple application of the Wakefield poverty rate implies that there are potentially 100 veterans living in a condition deemed unacceptable by local, state and federal law. While there is no exact statistic on local veteran poverty levels, we believe that one veteran living in poverty is too many.
While federal, state and local benefits exist to help veterans avoid poverty, rapid response is often need to prevent hunger and homelessness. Rapid relief is granted to Saugus veterans in the form of supermarket food cards and all recipients are carefully vetted by the Saugus VSO.
Established in 2012 by the Town of Saugus in conjunction with the Saugus Veterans Council, the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund provides rapid support to low-income veterans. While federal and state benefit options are the town's first choice, local issues sometimes call for local solutions. The relief fund allows Saugus Veteran Services staff the ability to solve local veteran issues like hunger, homelessness and emergencies.
To support the fund, send donations to:
Saugus Veteran Services
298 Central Street
Saugus, MA 01906
Make checks payable to:
Town of Saugus
"Veteran Relief Fund" in the memo line
* Food card assistance for low-income veterans