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“For it is in giving that we receive” -Francis of Assisi
Deanna Kafka I want to share a story with you. Today my husband Kev and I were at a National Park where there was a fresh water spring. I was sitting on a bench waiting for Kev and a gentleman sat down and started telling me his woes of shrapnel in his back from the Vietnam war and then he fell at Walmart and injured both shoulders with over 26 fractures. I thanked him for his service and he shook my hand. So I shared Tim’s renovating of two homes for vets that are in need of shelter so they can get back on their feet. This gentleman started crying and told me to tell him thanks for what he is doing. Tim you are making a difference!

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Your financial support is crucial to our mission, but it’s not the only way to honor and empower veterans. There are other opportunities to get involved including: hosting a fundraiser in your community, volunteering, charitable gifting of real estate and raising awareness.




Donate a Meal

Donate the cost of a meal for a transitional home veteran.


Donate Transportation for a Month

Provide bus transportation for an entire month to support a veteran


Donate groceries for a month

Donate the cost of groceries for one veteran


Donate Security Deposit

Donate the security deposit for a veteran moving into permanent housing


Donate rent and utilities for a Month

Donate rent and the cost of basic utilities for a veteran moving into permanent housing


Donate 6 months of utilities

Donate 6 months of utilities to the veterans transitional home

How are your donations helping veterans?

Wife of disabled Navy Veteran

“When you said I did not have to pay anything I was surprised, and thankful.  What a great program to have helping veterans in need with these items.  When my husband comes home from rehabilitation he will be so thankful to have these items to help him take care of himself”.  

Robert  – United States Air Force Veteran

Robert recently moved into his apartment after being homeless for close to a year.  Because he was homeless prior to his move, he did not have belongings and very few clothes.  

Robert was given a referral to Americans for Independent Living in hopes we could help with furnishings for his apartment. He was able to receive a couch and love seat, end table, lamp and basic kitchen items.  He also received clothes and towels to help him get started with his independence.

He told Americans for Independent Living, “You just don’t know what it is like.  I have an apartment now, it’s not much but it’s my own.  And to come in and have nothing to sit on, nothing to sleep on or cook with, you feel like you are homeless all over again”.  When asked what he was feeling after receiving the items from AFIL, “Wow, I have a home now, you can’t know what this means to me.  I feel like a person again”.

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Available Items

Below are items we have available for use by veterans disabled from their tour of duty.

Please contact our office if you are a veteran in need of an item. 319-232-2552

Electric Scooter, Stair Lifts, Electric Wheel Chairs, Chair Lifts and Canes

Needed Items

We need all items to start a person off in their own residence.

Furniture, kitchen items including dishes, can openers, utensils, pantry items etc.  Sheets, towels and cleaning supplies.  Pillows, alarm clocks and trash cans are always needed.

For more specifics, please call the office at 319-232-2552

Thank you to Kinzler Construction Services for your generous donation and support of veterans by supporting Americans for Independent Living.