Lilly Donates $1 Million To Help Veterans Of Iraq, Afghanistan

May 20, 2008

The Lilly Foundation has donated $1 million to help U.S. veterans who served time in both Afghanistan and Iraq.Washington (ChattahBox) – The Lilly Foundation has donated $1 million to help U.S. veterans who served time in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lilly will be giving the $1 million towards the volunteer program Give an Hour, which helps U.S. veterans in need with mental health problems.

The Give an Hour program has doctors, nurses, etc. donating one-hour of their time each and every week to give to the U.S. veterans and help them out with their mental health.

Past studies have shown that mental health is a serious problem for U.S. veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, with things such as post-traumatic stress disorder being highly-prevalent.

Give an Hour will use the donation to help recruit new volunteers, train them, and raise awareness about the program to potential future volunteers as well as U.S. veterans in need.


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