Crafco Inc. Makes $10,000 Donation to Veterans’ Donation Fund
PHOENIX – Crafco Inc., a Chandler based manufacturer, made a big impact on Arizona’s Veteran community with a more than $10,000 donation to the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) Veterans’ Donation Fund.
Crafco, who manufactures materials and equipment used to preserve roads, bridges and other infrastructure, and works with state and local governments to extend the existing infrastructure’s life – reached out to ADVS about the donation after learning about the Veterans’ Donation Fund (VDF).
“Each quarter, we focus on giving back to meet a different need in our community,” explained Crafco Marketing Promotions Manager Alessandra Crawford. “We saw the need to help care for our Veterans, so we went in search of a reputable and well-run organization to partner with and help meet this need.”
The VDF, established by the Arizona legislature in 1999, funds organizations and non-profits that serve Arizona Veterans and their families with small (up to $4,999.99) and large grants ($5,000-$75,000).
“Crafco’s generous donation helps our agency to continue to be the best provider of direct services and help our community partners to provide top quality direct services to our Veterans, service members and their families,” said ADVS Director Dana Allmond.
Crafco explained their company has many Veterans on staff and several other employees who have connections to the Veteran and military community. “Giving back is a small way of showing thanks for their dedication, courage and selflessness,” Crawford said.
Currently, the VDF is accepting applications for small grants (up to $4,999.99). ADVS is focused on ensuring that applications address social determinants of health (SDOH) for Arizona Veterans. SDOH include: basic needs, employment, family and social support, finances and benefits, higher education, housing and homelessness, legal, mental health and substance abuse, physical health and spirituality.
“We knew that ADVS works hard to ensure that donations serve the intended recipients through the grant process.” Crawford said.
“We cannot overlook the many issues facing Veterans today,” she added. “So we greatly appreciate the work of ADVS and its many partner organizations which serve those who served.
For more information on the Veteran’s Donation fund, including how to apply for a grant or to donate to the VDF click here.