Our goal is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency to military service personnel, veterans and military families by giving them “a hand up.” We strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.
Mercy Inc takes a “holistic” approach to helping our active military service members, veterans and their families. Our service is free and applications for assistance are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Immediacy is key; once an application for aid is processed and eligibility is determined, we strive to provide financial assistance within 48 hours.
All requests are verified through a thorough documentation process. Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. Each family is ensured that any assistance provided is timely and effective.
Unlike many charities today more funds go to provide assistance and support than to administrative costs. No more than 5% yearly will be used for these costs. Our staffing is 100% voluntary, there are no employees. There will never be a salary paid. The 5% is used to cover utilities, office supplies and expenses to cover operating the non-profit. That is 95% of all funding going to help veterans and their families in need of emergency.
Emergency funds are paid directly to whom it is owed, i.e. bank, utility company, landlord, etc.