About Hope United In Giving

"HUG"
Hope United In Giving is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on support and recognition of the primary caregivers of traumatically brain injured soldiers currently being treated in VA Polytrauma Centers.
As the primary caregiver, you may be far from home and far from your support system. And you may be away for a while. VA Polytrauma Centers have the best care for your loved one. He/she will have all needs for daily treatment, therapy and personal care. But who do you lean on? Who is there for you? Where do you turn to learn these new terms you are hearing?
“HUG” is here for you! We know what you are experiencing. As a group, we send handmade utilitarian items such as tote bags, sewing kits, caddies, personal items, pampering gifts and our famous tissue packet with a "HUG" logo tissue cover. to help you along your stay. We also send donated personal items such as toothbrushes, combs, soaps, shavers, etc… when available.

DONATION LEVELS

  • "BIG HEART" DONOR $1 to $49
  • "BIG HUG" DONOR $50 to $99
  • "BLUE RIBBON" DONOR $100 to $499
  • "GOLD MEDAL" DONOR - $500 or More

REFORM FOR VETERANS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

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SENATE PASSES SWEEPING REFORM FOR VETERANS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS 98-0
Bill would help wounded, homeless, women, and rural veterans and family caregivers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 to pass the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009, a sweeping reform bill sponsored by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) for wounded warriors and the families who care for them.  S. 1963 merges two veterans’ health bills which passed the Committee with unanimous bipartisan support this summer, only to be blocked from a floor vote by a single Senator until today. 
“Today the Senate reaffirmed that caring for veterans is a cost of war, a cost wounded warriors and their family members should not be forced to pay alone,” said Akaka.  “I applaud my colleagues for recognizing the urgent need to pass this bill, and I thank the many veterans, veterans’ organizations, and concerned Americans who pushed for today’s vote.”   As passed by the Senate, this bill would, among many other things:



  • Establish an unprecedented permanent program to train, support, and assist the caregivers of disabled veterans;
  • Improve care for veterans in rural areas, reduce veteran homelessness, improve care for women veterans; and
  • Improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain a strong workforce and provide quality assurance at its medical facilities.

Over 20 veteran and military organizations recently called for passage of the bill’s caregiver provisions.  That letter is available here
To see the vote tally, click here.  This bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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November 19, 2009


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