In 2005 when I was 1st injured my family and I struggled with bills and food and not knowing where we were going to stay after a honorable discharge but 0% from the Army. My wife and I continued to work various jobs to make ends meet. In 2008 we where fortunate enough to receive help from the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes in which they payed our late payments on rent and utility bills that helped get us through the cold winters in Colorado. They also invited our family to attend a Road to Recovery conference which helped provide workshops and seminars to help get us back on track with sustainability for our future. Myself and my wife where both asked to be a part of a program within the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes organization in the capacity of a call representative where we made thank you calls to our generous donor's that helped with our financial dilemma in 2005. If it was not for the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes I don't know where we would be today. They have helped us sustain work and residency and we are very grateful that they continue to do this for many more veterans and their families. I also want to add how disheartening it is to see how some Veterans or spouses have tried to blemish this great organization after being helped themselves by them. I only pray that they will come to realize when they struggled this organization was there for them.
The Coalition's changed a lot of lives. They help absolutely everyone they can with compassion and a team that loves veterans. How many nonprofits have a job offering where veterans or their husband or wife can work from home while the soldier recovers? Only one! They even mail out holiday checks for people who need to buy the basics for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
They have given me hope and a job where I work from home. This job allows me to be home with my wounded warrior and taking care of him. They helped with money for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. They are amazing people and really do want to help our veterans and their families.
The Coalition has provided a unique opportunity for veterans and their caregivers leaving their branch of Service. They are stepping in and providing not only emergency financial aid, but a community and family that so many are missing when they leave active duty. As the caregiver of a disabled veteran I can not speak highly enough about everything the Coalition To Salute Americas Heroes has done for us. Without them, their great programs, including the Road To Recovery, The Heroes Thanking Heroes Program and The Veterans Circle we would still twisting in the wind trying to navigate our way through post military life.
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes was there for us during a time of need and I have nothing but good things to say about the wonderful staff. They treated us with the upmost respect and made us feel like family.
The Coalition has been nothing less than amazing. When I got back from Iraq, I was twisting in the wind. I had a house but no furniture, I was alone and hated everyone and trusted no one. My Army Wounded Warrior advocate put me in contact with them and, despite me telling them, in less than polite terms, to go away, they still reached out. From a bed that I still sleep on to actually putting groceries in my fridge, it gave me a start that I used to move forward.
I can't thank them enough. They truly put veterans first which makes sense since most of them are veterans.
Following my retirement from the military amidst a stalled economy, tough job market, chalenging disabilities, a VA health care system unable to keep up with my immeadite needs, and other'civilian life' adjustments;
The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes (CSAH) reached out and inviting my family and I to their Road to Recovery Conference event in Orlando, Florida.
This life changing 4 day event helped 100's of combat wounded Service Members and our family members by offering counseling, job assistance, financial budgeting & support, caregiver support, VA Benefits and entitlements counseling, all inclusive lodging, meals and Disney Park passes, and more.
We departed this event with increased awareness, direction, employment leads, and the confidence knowing that this "group of action" is just a phone call away.
My family and I were so moved by the Coalitions work and offerings, we all started volunteering, and contributing to this meaningful and transparent organization.
Living in Florida, and now working for the VA, I often refer OIF/OEF combat wounded Veterans to CSAH, to 'bridge the gap' where our government agencies are challenged on keeping up the needs of this population.
Just in recent months I have directly witnessed CSAH assisting with foreclosure prevention, residential air conditioner replacement, direct crisis intervention/suicide prevention, and other referrals.
A top tier, small non-profit, Veteran Assistance organization that's making a huge difference in the lives of those they assist......
I’m not in a position to comment on this organization PRIOR to 2012.
In 2012, CEO David Walker took over leadership for The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes (CSAH)Recent Audits, full discloser, and supporting evidence shows the Coalition is now on course to be one of the most respected and transparent Veteran Service organization of all !
I have followed this organization since Walker took over. The buck stops with him! He and his staff, along with his Board of Directors are transparent as all records to include financial are available to all for review.
We now more than ever need private and reputable organizations to step up and help our Veterans who served honorably while some others just sit back and criticize the world happenings without reviewing all the facts, often relying on dated information. "Complain they will, providing solution recommendations they won't."
CSAH is to be trusted!, for I have personally witnessed 1000's of Wounded Warriors and their families receive help, support, and much needed financial assistance when our government would not! CRITICS of this class organization; Please take a look at The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes web site, and other publishing's since 2012. www.saluteheroes.org
Greatest help us wounded service members have at our side! Was right there when we needed help after vandals destroyed my vehicle. They saved us!!!! Thank you
An envelope arrived in our office the other day. It had the bulky, tawdry look of junk mail: pink and lavender Easter eggs, a plastic address window and a photo of a young man in fatigue shorts using crutches to stand on his only leg. “Thousands of severely wounded troops are suffering,” it read. “Will you help them this Easter?”
It was a plea for money from the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, one of the worst private charities — but hardly the only — that have been shamefully milking easy cash from the suffering and heartache caused by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
I'm no longer donating to this Organization, Be careful with this Organization.
Thank you for the comment and also thank you for donating as you noted at the bottom of your post. We were really thrown by your message. Given it's August, you receiving an Easter package from us was odd. In addition the package you got was from 2008. So really late too. In any case we are sorry that you feel the way you do. We work very hard to supply emergency aid to veterans every day. We have saved so many from being evicted, having their electric shut off, cars repossessed and so on. And our performance and ratios continue to improve. The funding we get thanks to people like you (when you gave) is truly put to good use. That said we surely don't want you getting mail (especially that late) any longer- we have an opt out program, please contact our offices and let us know and we'll get you removed from our mailing list. Thank you.
The Coalition to Salute America's heroes helped my family when we were about to fall apart. My husband was severely injured in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED. Life became very difficult at a rapid speed and I began experiencing depression that could have easily torn apart my family as I was at my breaking point. I was told about the Heroes Thanking Heroes program and this was truly an answer to my prayers. Being able to work from home so that I can still assist my husband with his daily living activities is an opportunity that NO other organization offers our Veterans/Caregivers. I had became so wrapped up in caring for my family that I forgot about myself. I lost communication with those close to me and refused to ask for help. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes was there for me in my greatest time of need and continues to be there for my family on a daily basis. I didn't have to ask for assistance because they offered me a part-time job. I've seen first hand the wonderful work/programs that are being offered to our Veterans and I can truly say that my heart is completely with the organization entirely. And what credibility do I have!? I am the proud wife and caregiver of a triple amputee Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. I live the life of a wounded warrior family every second of every day. I stand by my husband proudly which may have not been the outcome had I not found the love, support, and guidance of the wonderful staff with the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.