The following statement is attributable to Lew Wilson, CEO of the Florida Veterans Foundation.
“The Florida Veterans Foundation thanks the Legislature for developing a pro-veteran budget that includes $245,000 for the Foundation’s COVID-19 crisis hotline. This statewide program will greatly assist Florida veterans who have been impacted by the pandemic, from worsened mental health problems to joblessness and PTSD issues.
The Florida Veterans Foundation remains committed to doing everything we can to support Florida’s more than 1.5 million veterans, especially those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. This funding comes at a critical time to assist the Foundation with meeting their needs and further demonstrates why Florida is the most veteran-friendly state.”