SR 3: Relating to nonprofit, nongovernmental organization support for veterans in Alaska.
00 SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 3 01 Relating to nonprofit, nongovernmental organization support for veterans in Alaska. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE: 03 WHEREAS Alaska has the highest ratio of veterans in the United States; and 04 WHEREAS veterans from Alaska have served the nation with the highest degree of 05 sacrifice and valor and veterans' families have also made great sacrifices in service to the 06 nation; and 07 WHEREAS there are high rates of mental health issues and suicide among veterans; 08 and 09 WHEREAS the rates of homelessness among veterans in Alaska is unacceptable; and 10 WHEREAS many nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations support job training and 11 mental health services for veterans, as well as facilitating the transition into civilian life after 12 service; and 13 WHEREAS residents of Alaska generously contribute to nonprofit, nongovernmental 14 organizations with the intent to help veterans located in Alaska; and 15 WHEREAS significant amounts of funds raised in Alaska for veterans are used by 16 nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations for purposes that do not directly support veterans
01 located in Alaska; 02 BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate strongly supports nonprofit, nongovernmental 03 organizations that aid veterans; and be it 04 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate strongly encourages, to the greatest extent 05 possible, nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations to use funds raised in Alaska for veterans 06 through the generosity of Alaska residents to aid veterans in Alaska; and be it 07 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate strongly encourages nonprofit, 08 nongovernmental organizations to openly disclose, for the funds each donor contributes to aid 09 veterans, the percentage of those funds that is used to aid veterans in Alaska and the purpose 10 for which the funds are used.