American Veterans Relief Program, Inc.
Edwin Colon Jr.
Founder and Executive Director
Edwin founded American Veterans Relief Program, Inc. in April, 2016. Edwin is responsible for the mission, vision, and national fundraising efforts for American Veterans Relief Program, Inc.
“American Veterans Relief Program, Inc. allows me to serve our Veterans and Active Duty members.”
Edwin has served in the Air Force for over 16 years beginning in 2002 till today. He enlisted in the Air Force directly after graduating High School from Cheektowaga, New York. From there, he moved around to six different duty stations including his current station in Tampa, FL. Edwin has deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to the countries of Iraq, Kuwait (2), and Qatar. While serving, Edwin was able to complete four college degrees:
Associated of Applied Science Transportation Management – Community College of the Air Force
Associate of Applied Science Instructor of Technology & Military Science – Community College of the Air Force
Bachelor of Science Business Administration – Troy University
Master of Science Administration/Leadership – Central Michigan University
Edwin is excited to discover new opportunities to support Veterans and Active Duty members that other non-profit organizations just aren’t doing. Most recently, he is thrilled to seek funding for American Veterans Relief Program, Inc.’s first program – Travel Grant for Early Career Enlisted Members. This is a unique offering that will enhance the lives of early career Active Duty members by allowing them a grant to travel back home to see family and get some much needed rest and relaxation.
Edwin has been married to his wife, Jessica, since 2003 and they have two boys.