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Kline Fund gives financial boost to vets in need

Posted: 10:13 AM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 16:28:12-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Kline Fund is a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that gives financial help to veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless, helping hundreds every year.

One veteran who has been helped in the past year is Devante Manson, a Navy veteran with a wife and 2 kids who fell on hard times and needed a boost. Mort Friedlander with the Kline Fund stepped in, offering him a $1,000 grant to help him get back on his feet.

“Before then I had pieces, pieces of everything. Then I met him and he helped me put it all together,” said Manson.

Friedlander, who was in the Air Force from 1951-1975, said he expects no payment in return, but simply wants to continue helping veterans for as long as he can.

“If we care about them, we do something. If we don’t care about them, you don’t do anything. Simple,” said Friedlander.

The Kline Fund is mostly funded by private and public donors, and also holds a poppy drive every Memorial Day and Veterans Day.