The Onisac Club pledges to honor veterans through fundraising promotions. We believe the upkeep of shelters for homeless veterans, support for public facilities, and helping veterans and senior citizens with home repairs are more needed and appreciated than the words “Thank you for your service”. As a disabled veteran who after 60 years finally received a small stipend for injuries sustained during Operation White Star and the Berlin Crisis, I support the club’s campaign for social economic purposes.
We ask those living in free America, especially those who have amassed great sums of money to honor veterans and senior citizens by supporting our fundraising campaign. Is it not too much to ask for a few dollars a month in honor of our veterans? Even though we can never raise enough funds to fully honor the sacrifice our veterans, assuring shelters for veterans are safer, more secure and comfortable will perhaps go much further than any comforting word.
A recent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report shows there are more than 40,056 homeless veterans living in the streets of America. If polled we may find the number of veterans and senior citizens living below poverty may easily exceed a hundred times that of the veterans living in the streets. US veterans unable to afford shelter are living in the streets of America and foreign lands because the US military has abandoned them. Great many of us have suppressed the time during our military service in order to survive. Most receive no compensation. Monthly allowances for shelter for US veterans depend on the PAY GRADE of the veteran, number of dependents, whether the veteran served in a APPROVED DEFINED WAR ZONE during their active duty and was injured.
Veterans like Al, and senior citizens like his sibling, Evelyn are left alone to find funding to make home repairs.
Evelyn remembers a time when their house was one of the most well kept houses in the neighborhood. She and her brother, Al, a US Army veteran of the Vietnam era, still live in that house in Detroit, Michigan.
Evelyn now well into her senior years and her brother a few years younger has struggled for the past 10 years to keep them there, in the place they’ve called home for half a century. The house is slowly deteriorating as Evelyn and Al are having trouble keeping up with repairs, and conditions are becoming more difficult for the aging siblings.
“It’s been a challenge,” says Evelyn “We’ve done as much as we can, with as many resources as we can find, to keep the house up.”
OC Support Levels
Onisac support levels offer opportunity to contribute towards the upkeep of shelters for homeless veterans, public facilities’ deferred maintenance, and home repairs to veterans and senior citizen's homeowners. Three-fifth of all money raised in each OCS campaigns is set aside for these social economic purposes. The remaining two-fifth is used to purchase Michigan Lottery tickets for OCS lottery pools. Prizes are shared with members who participate. Purchasing tickets from Michigan Lottery support their School Aid Fund initiatives designed to maintain and support a system of free public elementary and secondary schools.
- Shelter for homeless veterans
- Public facilities’ backlogged maintenance
- Michigan Daily 3 & Daily 4 Evening pool
Tickets for this pool are purchased in blocks of ten tickets.
|Michigan Daily 3|
|Michigan Daily 4|
When funds raised in this pool reach or exceed 6000 US dollars we purchase blocks of tickets from Michigan Lottery and set the pool amount to zero funds. Each participant in the OCS-level-2 lottery pool is assigned to a block of ten Michigan Daily 3 numbers and a block of ten Michigan Daily 4 numbers. If the the holder of a block of numbers (Daily 3 or Daily 4) is in good standing when the tickets to the block(s) of numbers are purchased from Michigan Lottery and selected in the drawing the holder shares in prizes won:
- If any of the 10 lottery numbers in Michigan Daily 3 are drawn participant receives $50 to $450.
- If any of the 10 lottery numbers in Michigan Daily 4 are drawn participant receives $500 to 4500.
Note: The amount of prize you receive depends on whether you own 1 or 9 of the numbers in the block of ten lottery numbers. A participant may be assigned to 1 or 9 numbers. Participants must be approved to be assigned to 9 numbers.
- Home repairs for veterans and senior citizens:
- Mega Millions pool
- Powerball pool
- Fantacy5 pool
- Lotto 47 pool
Tickets for these lottery pools are purchased in blocks of fifty tickets.
When funds raised in this pool reach or exceed 12,000 US dollars we purchase blocks of tickets from Michigan Lottery and set the pool amount to zero funds. A participant in an OCS-level-3 lottery pool is assigned to a block of fifty lottery numbers in the game(s) of their choice (Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantacy5 or Lotto 47). If the the holder of a block of numbers in the game(s) of their choice is in good standing when the tickets to the block(s) of numbers are purchased from Michigan Lottery and selected in the drawing the holder shares in prizes won.
Note: The amount of prize you receive depends on whether you own 1 or 49 of the lottery numbers in the block of 50 lottery numbers purchased by the Onisac Club. A participant may be assigned to 1 or 49 numbers. A participant must be approved to be assigned to 49 numbers.