FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2017
LDVA Launches Online “Donate” Option for the Military Family Assistance Fund
BATON ROUGE – Today, the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) unveiled an online “Donate” option to make it much easier for donors to contribute to the Military Family Assistance (MFA) Fund.
“We are excited to introduce a new “Donate” option on our website,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland. “We need to continue to support Louisiana’s 322, 607 Veterans, their families and our active-duty service members, and the MFA Fund does just that.”
The MFA Fund provides financial support to Louisiana’s Veterans and their families when they experience financial hardships. Certain criteria apply.
In order to receive funds through MFA, a completed application must be submitted to LDVA including all required supporting documentation. MFA can pay up to $10,000.00 per Veteran claim in a 12-month period.
To provide this service online, the LDVA has worked closely with Baton Rouge firm ThreeSixtyEight and NIC subsidiary Louisiana Interactive to make the user experience as friendly as possible for Louisiana’s military families and their supporters. This new feature will help raise much-needed donations for this fund, which provided $350,000 of emergency relief funds to veterans affected by the unprecedented flooding in 2016.
“LDVA are key players in helping veterans all across Louisiana get the support they need to live normal and happy lives,” said ThreeSixtyEight CEO Kenny Nguyen. “We are proud to support their efforts, will always look to support the veteran heroes that live in our state, and hope to see others donate to this fund.”
As Louisiana’s digital government partner, Louisiana Interactive’s General Manager Kellie Benoit said, “We are honored to work with Veterans Affairs to provide an online donation option for the Military Assistance Fund. We hope citizens find this service as an efficient way to support the Veterans of Louisiana.”
Now it’s easier than ever for people to connect with the LDVA and make a contribution through their website to help support Louisiana’s military families.
To donate to LDVA’s Military Family Assistance Fund, please visit our website, at: MFA Fund Donations.