what we do and why it moves us
MAP provides pro-bono legal services to our country's heroes. Many times these heroes have been unfair victims of the predatory lenders who camped outside a base during their years on active duty. Some of these heroes needed cash to put food on the table or keep the lights on, and were swayed to access money by offering security in their cars in the form of a title loan. Some heroes have debts with interest rates in the 800% range. Still other heroes are swaddled with financial commitments taken out while earning military pay but struggle to find a job now that they have transitioned out of the military; without the same earnings to match those commitments, the cycle of debt becomes imminent. Whatever the reason for debt is, MAP exists to set right the deficiency.
In 2016 MAP's practice areas expanded to include benefits appeals and discharge upgrades for qualifying veterans. MAP brings a new roster of experienced attorneys and volunteers to this area of the law, where unfortunately the need is great and still unmet.
MAP's Adventure Team is the fundraising arm of our organization, and serves the important role as our biggest Partner in Philanthropy. Without our Partners, MAP could not do this important and ever-expanding work for our nation's heroes.
No matter what brings you to our organization, we are glad to join you in service to those who have served us.
Yours in service,
Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi, Executive Director