In 2008, Dr. Theresa
Cheng, inspired by the story of a local Iraq veteran, gravely injured by
an IED, decided to provide free dental care to the spouses or moms who
are caring for our Heroes.
She quickly found out that most of our
veterans do not get dental care from the VA. Dr. Cheng is inspired by
many dentists who stepped up to help when given the opportunity.
Currently, we have more than 400 dentists, plus dozens of specialists
and dental labs across the United States who have provided volunteer
services to our low-income veterans.
As she gets to know the
veterans, she is convinced that all services and goods in any local
community can provide tremendous impact in making a difference in the
lives of low-income veterans, e.g. marriage counseling, gym membership,
sporting goods for healthy habits and so forth, can improve their lives.
Most businesses and the local residents would like to help low-income
veterans, so Everyone for Veterans (formerly serveourvets.weebly.com) is
formed to empower that.