Not For Profit Veterans Services
Below is a list of Important Not For Profit Organizations that exist to provide much-needed care for our Veterans and Their Families. If you are in need of Services or would like to Donate to one, I have provided a healthy List so you can easily locate one, most if not all, have Websites and the Titles are in fact links to their respective websites.
DAV It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that Veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to Veterans and their families; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of Veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major U.S. military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a dining room and a living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $200 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled Veterans. Fisher House has received an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator.
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Ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.
In 1980, when eight special operations warriors lost their lives during a hostage rescue attempt in Iran, a promise was made to provide a college education to each of the surviving 17 children. Today, the Foundation continues this solemn pledge to educate every child whose special operations parent loses their life in the line of duty.
Why is SOWF Needed
It takes a special kind of “quiet professional” to meet the exacting standards of America’s Special Operations Forces. As the war on terrorism continues, Special Operations Forces will be facing new challenges all too frequently. In fact, there has never been a greater need for Special Operations Forces than right now. Special Operations will continue to be the force of choice, time and time again.
We are a special place for children and families in Southwest Florida to connect with one another and learn the tools to heal after they have experienced the death of someone they love.
Valerie’s House programs are designed to give children and families a safe place to share, grieve, and grow. Children will know other children like them, heal together and learn loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. Valerie’s House also supports parents and caregivers as they cope with the loss of a spouse or child. We provide our programs at no cost to your family.
Our mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives.
Our vision is that no child will grieve alone.
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The effort to connect the latest generation to the greatest generation to fight cultural amnesia began in August 2010 with a breakfast for 70 veterans. Today, our breakfast host over 225 veterans, plus 100+ family members and collaborators.
On the 2nd Sunday in August, all across America, patriots gather for their community specific events called TAPS ACROSS AMERICA.