Category Archives: Veterans

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Provides Grant To Single Mother and Nursing Student

Lena Acker is a determined single mother with a plan and also served in the Navy.

She is currently employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant who just started working. Lena is the proud mother of a 3 year old son and is enrolled in Brown Mackie College in their two year Associate Nursing Degree program.  She expects to complete her degree by Dec 2014.

She served a short stint in the Navy but but had to leave  Basic Training because of her pregnancy.  She has adjusted to a new route to her goal of being a nurse and is well on her way.

A restructuring at her prior job left her without a residence and she resides with her Grandmother.  Karen and Phillips Charitable Organizations approved a grant to help her through the transition and continue on her path to becoming a registered nurse.

Board member Eric Garvin worked this case and was very impressed with Ms. Acker’s ambition and can-do attitude and described her as the ideal person that could benefit from a PCO boost grant.

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organizations is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was created to provide timely financial aid for single parents, disadvantaged students interested in engineering, and wounded veterans.  The PCO Board: Eric Garvin, Young Huh, Karen Phillips, and Charles Phillips. The foundation has provided over 100 grants in the last three years. – See more at:


Lena Acker receives grant from Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organizations


Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Donates to Marine Corps Family Services Unit for 2/10 Batallion

>Phillips Charitable provided a grant to the Family Services Unit of Second Battalion, 10th Marines of the 2nd Marine Division. The Family Services Unit provides assistant for the families of deployed and stateside Marines to assist when the challenges of Marine Corps life present tough obstacles. Activated in 1918, 2/10 is an artillery battalion and… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organizations Help Navy Veteran Through Abdominal Aneurysm

Thomas Elliot is a Navy veteran who served as an aircraft mechanic for a fighter squadron in Vietnam.  Originally from Kansas City, he currently resides in Los Angeles recovering from surgery complications of an aortic abdominal aneurysm.  Learn more about this condition at Mr. Elliot’s daughter and fiance have been working to support his… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Donates to Semper Fi Fund at Charles Phillips CEO Infor Keynote at Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Event marks 237th birthday of USMC MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Led by Lieutenant Colonel Phillip M. Bragg, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines held its Marine Corps Birthday Ball in South Carolina this past weekend with Charles Phillips as the keynote speaker.  November 10th marked the actual 237th birthday of the United Marines Corps… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Help Air Force Veteran and Single Mother

Porshia McKinley is a single mother and expecting another child soon with no child care or child support payments.   Her pregnancy has been complicated by medical challenges which also proved too much for her marriage.  She is also an Air Force veteran. Ms. McKinley had to move from Mississippi to North Carolina to reside with… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Helps Bronx Single Mother And Veteran

Patricia Shivers is a single mother of two in the Bronx for the last 14 years.  She has never received child support income although she has applied for it.  With two teenagers and no one employed in the household after recent layoffs, time are beyond challenging.  Ms. Shivers is also an Air Force veteran. After… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Donates to NYC Hurricane Relief Fund

Phillips Charitable Organizations donates to NYC Hurricane Relief Fund.   Phillips Charitable Organizations donated $5000 to New York City’s Hurricane Relief Fund.  Based in New York, PCO board members are seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy in real time. PCO will also participate in storm clean up efforts this Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Help 2 Married Veterans in Whittier, California

Tom and Tiffany Bandy are both veterans in Whiiter, California.   Tom served with the 2668th Transport Company U.S. Army.  Tiffany served in the Gulf War. Tom recently landed a job after three years of searching. Tiffany is on 80% disability and unable to work. The Bandys applied for a short term personal loan from a… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Award Grant to Veteran Undergoing Chemotherapy

Megan Pinasco of Bixby, Oklahoma is a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and is recently divorced and lost her apartment. She is also under going chemotherapy. After relocating from California back with her mother in Oklahoma, she contacted PCO in an attempt to stabilize her situation. Megan lost everything in her divorce and receives limited… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Award Grant to 2-Veteran Pennsylvania Family

Mrs. Terry Hardin of  Eddystone PA had the most difficult year any of us can imagine.  Her husband Charles Hardin is a veteran suffering from severe stage 4 colon cancer and in a hospice.    In addition, Mrs. Hardin’s son, SPC Kevin Hardin, U.S. Army, was killed in Iraq from shrapnel earlier this year. The… Continue Reading