Cephas applauds $86,000 to help Philadelphia veterans

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas announced today that St. Joseph’s University is receiving $11,836 to help fund its efforts to assist veterans.

The grant money is part of the Veterans Trust Fund and will be used to support the school’s podcasts that highlight business topics of interest to women veterans and military spouses.

“The commitment, dedication and sacrifice of our veterans has opened the door to freedoms that too many in this country take for granted. While we can never fully repay them for their service, this money is critical in supporting programs aimed at helping our nation’s heroes here at home,” Cephas said. “I commend Governor Tom Wolf for awarding these funds, and I share in his passion to putting veterans and their families first.”

St. Joseph’s University was one of three organizations in Philadelphia that received VTF funding:

  • Military Assistance Project: $49,600 to provide free legal services to veterans
  • Veterans Multi-Service Center: $25,000 for its women veterans program

A complete list of recipients can be found here.

The VTF is funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID, or a motor vehicle registration. The VTF also receives proceeds that come from the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate and private donations. Since the grant program began in 2013, more than $3.6 million has been awarded to organizations that serve Pennsylvania veterans.