Chaplain’s Corner – June 2017

Gary Philllips, Chaplain

We all have heard the age old phrase, “GOD answers prayer.”. Well, today, I’d like to share awareness of an organization that helps do exactly that.

Officially launched in Washington, D.C., in 2015, Dream Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans program tailors the Dream experience to veterans and their families. Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty, the Reserve and National Guard. Dreams for Veterans honors our veterans’ service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.


Dreams not only serve veterans, but also bring comfort and peace to their loved ones and caregivers. Dreams play a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for veterans and their families.


Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, are U.S. military veterans 18 and older diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less, can provide proof of U.S. military service* and lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves. If the applicant is currently serving on active duty, in the Reserve or National Guard, proof of service is required.

Dreams range from basic need items (like a working appliance or wheelchair ramp) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, meetings with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.

YOU CAN HELP BY referring applicants, volunteering to help make Dreams come true, or donating time or resources to Dreams for Veterans.

For more information, please visit the Dream Foundation for Veterans today.