Sarasota-Manatee group gets grant to help returning war vets listen02/27/09 Mitch E. Perry
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The Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded Jewish Family and Childrenâ€™s Service of Sarasota-Manatee a grant of $300,000 over the next two years to assist families experiencing negative effects from military service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Research shows that one in every five veterans who have served in either of those countries suffers from depression or a stress disorder.
Rose Chapman, president and CEO of the Jewish Family and Childrenâ€™s Service (JFCS), said the grant will help returning vets.