United Relief Foundation expands its Women Are Veterans Too campaign

Collective good deeds can compound the difference made in the new year for veterans in need, starting with United Relief Foundation's first 2024 United in Service good deeds, including food donations from Arrive North Shore and new toys collected by St. James Parish in Highwood, Illinois, delivered to the National Women Veterans United headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

With women being the fastest-growing group in the veteran population, Northbrook, Illinois-based United Relief Foundation has expanded its Women Are Veterans Too campaign to serve more female veterans and the first United in Service good deeds donations delivery is one of many to follow throughout the year.

“As much as we desire to help every veteran in need, the collective good deeds of others have helped to compound the number of veterans we can serve and the differences we make in their lives,” said Frank Salato, United Relief Foundation founder and president. “My foundation's United in Service approach is about making a difference by being the difference; this collective engagement is another example of how well it works.”

In addition to being the fastest-growing group in the veteran population, women veterans are also the fastest-growing group in the homeless population and four times more likely to become homeless than their male peers.

Women veterans, in general, face significant economic and housing challenges, and veterans who are single mothers are particularly vulnerable.

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Chartered by the state of Illinois as a not-for-profit on Feb. 2, 2006, the United Relief Foundation is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization dedicated to serving the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about the United Relief Foundation, visit

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