Aura Home Women Vets receives Community Foundation of Henderson County grant

“Aura Home Women Vets has been awarded a grant of $20,000.00 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County,” said Alyce Knaflich, Founding Director, Aura Home Women Vets.

According to Alyce Knaflich, the grant will be used towards the purchase of a 12-person passenger van to transport women veterans in the role of reducing homelessness, distributing supplies to help prevent female veteran homelessness as well as transporting resources to educational and fundraising events.

“Our organization has worked hard to prevent homelessness, and address the needs of homeless women veterans during the last 8 years,” Knaflich said. “The grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County gives us additional resources to finally purchase a vehicle that will be able to transport a number of veterans to stand downs, doctor appointments, and allow us to take them to a new housing situation along with their belongings.”

Aura Home Women Vets was founded September 14, 2014 and has since served over 450 veterans located in 9 western North Carolina counties including Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania.

Community Foundation of Henderson County supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area. Founded in 1982, the Community Foundation administers over 500 funds with assets of over $100 million.

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