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Minority Vets Supply Drop Tour 2021

Minority and veteran communities have disproportionately suffered the negative health and economic impacts of the pandemic, so we launched the MVA Supply Drop Tour.

Help and Healing

Supply Drop
Tour 2021

Minority Veterans of America and various community partners have teamed up to host the MVA Supply Drop Tour!

MVA and friends will be visiting 6 cities over the next 6 months to provide veterans experiencing financial hardship with various necessities. If you’re a veteran – no matter your discharge status – in need of non-perishables, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastas, breads, pet food, and/or hygiene items…we got you!

Minority Veteran Economics

Often, minority veterans have lower economic status and opportunity compared to their non-minority counterparts. 
0 %
of minority veterans have incomes below poverty level
0
unemployed veterans living in the United States
0 %
higher risk of unemployment for minority vets compared to peers
Dates and Locations

Supply Drop
Tour 2021

Each city will be updated with specific supply drop locations and application links as we monitor the COVID-19 Pandemic and determine the safest locations to host our event based on your state and city’s heath mandates and precautionary measures. 

March - Pittsburgh, PA

Date: March 27, 2021 
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Stage AE Parking Lot 400 N Shore Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Apply: HERE  – Deadline: March 22, 2021

April - Atlanta, GA

Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Apply HERE –  Deadline: April 12, 2021

May - Seattle, WA

Date: May 22, 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Apply HERE –  Deadline: May 17, 2021

June - San Antonio, TX

Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Apply HERE –  Deadline: June 21, 2021

July - Richmond, VA

Date: July 24, 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Apply HERE –  Deadline: July 19, 2021

August - Chicago, IL

Date: August 21, 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Apply HERE –  Deadline: August 16, 2021

FAQ

Tour details and answers to common questions.

 

When Can I Apply?

Applications for each supply drop will open on the day posted in the above section. 

Applications will be accepted up to 5 days in advance of the event and until all spots have been filled after that. Our teams will be in communications with you with event information and will notify you no later than 4 days in advance of the event.

Once selected, participants will receive and email with directions to the pick-up location, pick-up logistics, and appointment time confirmation. 

All applicants must be a member of Minority Veterans of America, reside in the greater city area, and be a veteran. If you are not yet a member, membership is free and can be obtained here. 

You must submit one form verification of veteran identity or proof of service. This can be provided in any of the following formats:

  • Redacted DD-214
  • Scanned VA ID
  • DoD Retired ID
  • VA Letter of Service (Available at va.gov)
  • NGB Forms 22 and 22A

If you are unable to find this documentation or do not have any of the above, please reach out to Vivian at supplydrop@minorityvets.org 

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Supply Drop Components

Each supply drop we host has a few components. First, we advertise each supply drop and begin accepting applications. Each application has a series of demographic questions, military service questions, and questions pertaining to the supplies that you need.  After you submit your application, we will reach out to you to verfiy your service status and finalize your eligibility. Once your eligibility is verified and you're an approved recipient, we will pack your supplies and book your pick-up appointment time. 

On the day of the event, you'll arrive, check-in, and we'll provide your supplies. For more information on day-of logistics, see the section below. 

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Supply Drop Logsitics

Each supply drop we do varies dependent upon location. We look to serve each community based on their unique needs. 

Once we confirm locations for each supply drop, we will update this page, as well as letting each recipient know in their confirmation emails. 

Pick-up sites operate like drive-thrus. When you arrive at a supply drop pick-up site, you'll pull into the parking lot and we'll check you in from your vehicle. From there, we will direct you where you drive and someone from the MVA team will load your supplies into your vehicle.

If you are are using public transportation and arrive on foot, that's okay too! We'll make sure to get you back home.

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Do I need an 'Honorable Discharge' to participate?

Nope!

In many instances, veterans did not receive fair or proper discharge statuses - which is why we do not care about your discharge characterization - we only care that you served.

Holding true to our mission of creating belonging and advancing equity for minority veterans, we do not believe that your discharge status should be a barrier to access for participation.

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I've applied. Now what?

Though applications have a deadline, we try to approve them on a rolling basis within 48 hours of submission. 
Applicants will be selected after reviewing responses to the application and verifying service. 

Once selected, participants will receive and email with directions to the pick-up location, pick-up logistics, and appointment time confirmation. 

For any questions, please reach out to supplydrop@minorityvets.org

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MVA is here for you. Because we know that #EvenTheStrongestNeedSupport

Questions?

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If you have any questions specifically related to MVA’s Supply Drop Tour 2021, please contact us at supplydrop@minorityvets.org

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