A fund to ensure no veteran ever has to wait to move home after disaster

SBP’s Got Your Back Fund prioritizes repairs and rebuilding for low-income, disaster-impacted veterans, ensuring that they never have to wait to rebuild their homes and lives. For America’s heroes, a predictable path forward can mean the difference between reaching their breaking point and successful, long-term recovery.

Signature support from Viatris has positioned SBP to be a leading disaster-rebuilding organization for America’s veterans, supporting their long-term recovery and future resilience.

  • Through the Got Your Back Fund, SBP has served 28 veterans across 6 communities nationally.

  • SBP’s goal is to provide home repair and rebuilding services to at least 120 veterans across the nation by the end of 2023.

  • Thanks to a leading gift from Viatris, SBP has raised $3M from private and government sources, with a goal to raise at least $5M for the Got Your Back Fund by 2023.

  • SBP continuously pools philanthropic support to ensure that the Got Your Back Fund is always ready and able to serve our nation’s heroes.

  • Every dollar donated (up to $2M) will be matched with government funding to amplify the impact and speed of recovery for more disaster-impacted veterans across the country.

To learn more about how you can support SBP’s Got Your Back Fund for veterans, please reach out to:

Elizabeth Egle

Chief Development Officer

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STORIES OF IMPACT

Felix Sierra, 81, was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He and his wife Margarita have lived in the community of Carmelitas for 42 years. Felix is a retired veteran who has had a long career as a labor supervisor. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Felix and Margarita evacuated to their son’s house to ride out the storm.

When Felix finally returned home, he was devastated by the amount of damage that Hurricane Maria had done to his home: every single window had shattered, the roof was almost completely torn off and water covered the floor of the entire home. When hundreds of residents lined up to get water, food and gasoline, Felix’s son and daughter waited for hours each day to deliver these essential items to him and Margarita. Their son and daughter continue to support them, especially with navigating the process to apply for aid.

Thanks to our partners’ support of the Got Your Back Fund, SBP was able to reach Felix quickly after Hurricane Maria, returning him to the safety and security of his home.