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Emergency Assistance Program for wounded warrior families in WA state Only

What is the Emergency Assistance Program?

The Emergency Assistance Program provides direct financial support for wounded service members and their families in Washington state. Heartbeat—Serving Wounded Warriors helps with many crises that happen when there is reduced income or delayed military pay:

  • Rent is due or past due. Eviction might be an outcome.
  • A wounded service member is in the hospital and has no family close by. A close relative can’t visit and offer emotional support because travel expenses are too high.
  • Utilities are scheduled for shut-off. There might be no heat in the middle of winter and no warm water for bathing.
  • There isn’t enough money to buy food for the whole family.
  • A wounded warrior’s parent in another state has a heart attack, but there isn’t money for airfare.

When life crises occur, Heartbeat provides funds to help wounded service members and their families get through the difficult times. No repayment occurs.

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Why is the Emergency Assistance Program necessary?

When a wounded warrior returns home, the road to recovery is a long and difficult one. Common injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can appear invisible to the outside world. To the military family, it’s devastating.

The warrior’s severe emotional and physical injuries need 24/7 care. Often the military spouse becomes the primary caregiver, which dramatically reduces income. The financial strain is great. When children are involved, the crisis is even worse.

At Heartbeat we’re committed to helping our heroes rebuild their lives. We want our brave warriors to focus on getting better while we focus on helping those who sacrifice everything for us.

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How do wounded service members and their families qualify for help?

The wounded warrior and the family must show financial need by completing a detailed assistance application. We grant assistance on a case-by-case basis. Heartbeat reviews each case closely and responds within 72 hours after receiving the completed application.

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Who qualifies for emergency financial assistance?

We serve Wounded Warriors/families that were wounded downrange in combat or in training . Currently serving OIF/OEF in WA STATE only.

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Donate now to help wounded warriors and their families

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Heartbeat—Serving Wounded Warriors PO Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291

Thank you for your support! Heartbeat is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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