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AIR POWER FOUNDATION www.airpowerfoundation.com The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown since the first Gulf War and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. Airpower also supports projects to assist wounded warriors, veterans of previous wars and education projects like WWII Freedom Flights to make sure the next generation understands the honor and sacrifice of wearing the cloth of this country.
AMERICAN RED CROSS www.americanredcross.org 800-733-2767 Veterans and their families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and other resources. This key Red Cross service ranges from responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, jobs, mental health), information on veterans cemeteries and burial benefits, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local veterans and their families. Veterans Claims for Benefits. The Red Cross assists veterans and their family members in preparing, developing, and obtaining sufficient evidence to support applicants’ claims for veterans’ benefits. We also assist claimants who seek to appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). This work is done by Red Cross staff at the BVA as well as a network of State Work-Share Representatives who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to work on behalf of the Red Cross.
AMERICAN VETERANS (AMVETS) www.amvets.org 877-726-8387 The AMVETS Career Centers powered by Call of Duty Endowment provides free of charge career training and employment assistance for veterans, active duty service members, national guard and reserve plus spouses. Contact our Career Centers Team for personal assistance any time. We assist in filing VA benefit claims, and members get special benefits from sponsors.
ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION www.armedforcesfoundation.org 202-547-4713
BROTHERS IN ARMS FOUNDATION www.brothersinarmsfoundation.org
BLUE STAR FAMILIES www.bluestarfam.org
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS www.va.gov 800-827-1000
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV) www.dav.org 877-426-2838
THE FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION www.fisherhouse.org Fisher House has a network of homes on the grounds of military and VA hospitals around the country to help family members be close to a loved one during hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease. In their Hero Miles Program you can donate frequent flier miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members. You can also volunteer or donate household items.
GARY SINISE FOUNDATION www.garysinisefoundation.org At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. There are many programs and events to benefit veterans. R.I.S.E (Restoring Independence Support Empowerment) provides custom Smart Homes, adapted vehicles, home modifications, wheelchairs and trackchairs to America’s most severely wounded heroes and their families. Both through R.I.S.E. and our Building for America’s Bravest partner program, we’re constructing one-of-a-kind custom Smart Homes for our nation’s most severely wounded heroes. If you are someone that could use the help of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Inquire directly here.
GOLD STAR WIVES (SPOUSES)www.goldstarwives.org Wives of America, Inc. was formed in 1945 by a small group of World War II widows. Since then Gold Star Wives has grown to be a national, non-profit organization chartered by Congress with over 8,000 members who are either chapter members or members-at-large. We are a diverse group. Members are young, middle aged, and old; different races, colors and creeds; and come from small towns to large cities. Gold Star Wives members have one thing in common – they have lost a spouse, husband or wife, who died while serving on active duty or as a result of a service connected illness or disability. We celebrate our members from World War II through the present, each member having special gifts to add to those around them. We are the widows/widowers whose spouses died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States,or as result of service-connected disabilities; the widows/widowers of service personnel of all armed conflicts involving the United States of America; the mothers and fathers of children whose parents gave their life in the service of the country; and the widows/widowers of service personnel of all ranks, races, and creeds.
GREEN BERET FOUNDATIONwww.greenberetfoundation.org 18756 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78258 (210) 998-5665 email@example.com. When one of their brothers is injured in the line of duty, they send him and his family a $1,000 check and essential gear for a temporary hospital stay that is packed in a Special Forces-grade, durable, and versatile GORUCK GR 1 backpack. These packs are generously donated by the GORUCK team. Because the healing process is not quick, we are here for the long term. When a brother needs extended assistance, the Green Beret Foundation can provide financial help, advice, and referrals to support the soldier and his family. The Green Beret Foundation considers our own Gold Star Families to be one of the most important groups in our community. We have a duty to remain in close contact with those who have lost a Green Beret. Our Gold Star support includes: payment of funeral costs not covered by the military, continuous engagement with the families to identify gaps in resources, maintaining a close connection with the families, and ultimately fostering a lifelong bond to build a stronger Green Beret Family.
HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS www.hfotusa.org Homes for Our Troops believes our Nation’s Veterans, especially the injured, and Gold Star Spouses have paid enough through their service and sacrifice and it’s time for us to give back. We give back by providing homes to our deserving military families who would not normally qualify for our original; Specially Adapted Home Program. Homes for Our Troops receives donations of homes located throughout the country that are currently owned by banks. The banks donate these homes to HFOT for Veterans and their families, at no cost to them! Homes for Our Troops would like to help as many applicants as possible and needs your help in disseminating this word. Please share this information with anyone you know that could potentially qualify for the New Home Program. If you have questions about the New Home Program, email to: Intake@hfotusa.org
HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS www.hopeforthewarriors.org The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
INDEPENDENCE FUND www.independencefund.org 888.851.7996, 6538 COLLINS AVE, #187, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33141. The Independence Fund believes that for the complete physical and emotional healing of our severely injured Veterans to occur it will take the unified effort of governmental, private and corporate entities all working together towards a common purpose that is bigger than ourselves.
MARITIME INJURY CENTER https://www.maritimeinjurycenter.com The Jones Act was specifically passed to guarantee protections to maritime workers who have been injured on the job. Although all seamen are entitled to maintenance and cure, in some situations the employer or employer’s insurance company may attempt to provide the injured worker with less than that to which he or she is entitled, even if the employer was clearly negligent in the accident that caused the injury.
MILITARY ONESOURCE (MOS) www.militaryonesource.com
NATIONAL COALITION FOR HOMELESS VETERANS www.nchv.org 800-VET-HELP
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE www.thehotline.org/military 800-799-7233
NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION (NMFA) www.militaryfamily.org 703-931-6632
NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY www.nrd.gov
NAVY SEAL FOUNDATIONwww.navysealfoundation.org The Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs focus on relieving the intensities associated with service in NSW. All supported initiatives are designed to enhance the resilience and well-being of our warriors and their families. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of support programs, as well as having effective coordination, development, and evaluation of our programs that contribute directly and positively to the preservation of our NSW family. Fulfillment of our mission is executed through five pillars of support to the Naval Special Warfare community, their families, and the families of the fallen.
- Warrior Support and Family Service
- Educational Opportunities
- Tragedy Assistanc
- Survivor Support
- Legacy Preservation
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR VETERANS www.newdirectionsinc.org The New Directions for Veterans mission is to empower men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives. New Directions for Veterans is committed to building a national community in which all at-risk veterans and their families lead lives of honor, dignity, well-being, and respect. Veteran Benefits Advocacy: Family Reunification Support, Separation/Transition Assistance, Help with Legal Issues, Counseling and Therapy, Substance Abuse Management, Mental Health Support. New Directions for Veterans, a licensed, long-term drug and alcohol treatment program founded by formerly homeless veterans, has provided food, shelter, support and rehabilitation to clients since 1992. The agency provides services to more than 600 veterans each year through its outreach program and at three different residential treatment centers for substance abuse, mental illness, and residential housing for women.
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA (PVA) www.pva.org 866-734-0857
PETS FOR VETS www.pets-for-vets.com The goal of this nationwide organization is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a specially selected shelter animal. The animals are rehabilitated by professionals who can include training for desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors. You can volunteer to support the organization in a variety of ways, including short and long term pet fostering.
SENTINELS OF FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION www.sentinelsoffreedom.com Sentinels of Freedom provides 2-4 year, multi-faceted scholarships to severely wounded post 9/11 veterans who pursue higher education after transitioning from the military. The SOF program includes financial support for housing, mentoring for personal, academic and professional success, and employment networking upon completion of a degree. Scholarships tailored to the needs of individual veterans may provide housing, mentoring, financial planning or career networking. Join a mentoring team, or donate vehicles or household items to support a Sentinel in your area.
STATE ADVOCACY FOR VETERANS’ EMPOWERMENT 888-844-2838 (press 2 for SAVE) There are so many more organizations helping the wounded that need financial assistance instead of volunteer hours. If you don’t have the gift of time to give, you can support those who have dedicated their lives to helping those who’ve served and sacrificed.
SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES www.sos.army.mil Welcome to the Army Survivor Outreach Services website. If you came to this page because you are a surviving Family member, please know we are here for you. Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program designed to provide long term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. This is your program! Conceived of and developed by Survivors, this program is continually refined based on Survivor feedback and involvement by senior Army leaders.
WOUNDED WARRIORS FAMILY SUPPORT www.wwfs.org (402) 502-7557 Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. If you need help outside of business hours call 888-872-0114 and someone will always be available to assist you.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION www.specialops.org 813-805-9400 The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military’s Special Operations Forces and their families through three programs:
- College scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces
- Family; Educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, as well as advocacy support
- Immediate $3,000 financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members
UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATION (USO) www.uso.org 888-484-3876 The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS www.vfw.org 816-756-3390
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA www.vva.org The VVA Self-Help Guide on Agent Orange Guide http://www.vva.org/Guides/AgentOrangeGuide.pdf
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT www.woundedwarriorproject.org Wounded Warrior Project is a VA accredited organization. A key part of this program is support and education for warriors, as well as their family members and caregivers. It helps warriors make the most of their benefits, successfully transition to life after injury, and provide the tools needed to become financially secure. They identify the warrior’s individual needs, advise them on their benefits along with information on how to access those services through the Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Benefits Service team ensures warriors and their families have information and access to government benefits, as well as our full range of programs and the community resources necessary for successful transition to life after injury. Service personnel work closely with each agency so they can walk warriors through every step of the process. When a claim is filed, we make sure it is processed correctly the first time and guide injured service members through this crucial part of their transition.
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If you are in need of assistance for help with your benefits claims Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) can help. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the different programs that exist within the Wounded Warrior Project contact the WWP Resource Center at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586), 904.405.1213, or email email@example.com.