Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford), Chairman of the General Assembly’s Veterans’ Affair Committee, and Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) said that a new grant is being offered to struggling U.S. military veterans living the towns of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford.
The grant is put forward by the Peter Wojtecki Foundation, and would help to pay the rent, mortgage or other significant expense of the recipient for up to a full year. The senators urged all needy veterans in the area to apply for the grant before October 31st.
“Far too many of our nation’s military veterans fall on hard times after leaving the service, but organizations like the Peter Wojtecki Foundation make a big difference. I urge all struggling veterans living in the area to apply for the foundation’s new grant. It is very generous, and it could make an enormous difference in your life,” said Senator Leone.
“The Peter Wojtecki Foundation has paid multiple months rent and wiped out the credit card debt of some of their past grant recipients. I would encourage all veterans in need to apply for their next grant before October 31st,” said Senator Duff.
“The purpose of the award is to help a veteran who temporarily has an unexpected occurrence and is down on his luck. With a little help, it will lift the veteran out of debt and open a door to the future. We can make a difference,” said Helen Sienkiewicz of the Peter Wojtecki Foundation.
The Peter Wojtecki Foundation awards a grant annually to a veteran in need living in the towns of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford. To be eligible, the veteran must:
Have encountered a hardship primarily due to no fault of their own, be drug and alcohol free, reside in either Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk or Stamford and be a veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard.
The application deadline is October 31st. The grant will be awarded in December.