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Coalition To Salute Americas Heroes

Rating: 3.72 stars   67 reviews 7,998

Address:

552 Fort Evans Road Suite 300 Leesburg VA 20176 USA

Mission:

The Coalition to Salute America''s Heroes, started in 2004, as a way to help the transition process for the wounded and disabled war on terror Veteran population. The organization helps to augment the support provided by the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor.

Target demographics:

veterans disabled in the war on terror

Direct beneficiaries per year:

veterans from all over the United States with emergency aid

Geographic areas served:

throughout the United States

Programs:

The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. Through our programs of aid and assistance, the Coalition offers individual contributors, corporations and volunteers many ways to give so these veterans and their families receive what they need and deserve in return for the sacrifices they made for us. Restoring hope to a wounded hero can take a lifetime. Rebuilding his or her life takes a commitment from all of us. You can help do both by making a direct tax-deductible contribution, an in-kind donation or by volunteering your time. If we work together, we can succeed in our mission, and the men and women who were heroes on the battlefield can return home as heroes to their families and communities.

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(703) 291-4605
www.saluteheroes.org

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Reviews for Coalition To Salute Americas Heroes

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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......

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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.

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am a caregiver to a wounded marine and the coalition helped my family when we needed it the most. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a wonderful organization that continues to support wounded veterans and their families. I have been blessed by the Coalition many times over and I can't say enough how much they have helped my family and other families like mine. Thank you for all you have done for us, we are forever grateful.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I'm a veteran who has been honorably discharged and currently facing a financial hardship. I discovered this organization online, and decided to reach out for assistant. i was directed to complete an online application. While filling out the application, the system kept prompting me that I was not eligible because I did not meet ONE OR MORE of the following criteria: *disabled veteran with 30% or more disability rating
*honorable discharge (which I meet)
*service connected injury from OIF/OEF
*facing servere financial hardship (which I meet)

I then called the office to explain to them how the system kept promoting me, and the head of veteran services there kept trying to say that I didn't meet the requirements. After I explained to her that I did meet two of the four requirements, she began to speak to me as if I were a child, not understanding what the website stated. I guess my complaint is, unless you are disabled, or have a service connected injury, you will not be helped from this organization. I wish they'd clear up the miscommunication, and convey that they will only help disabled and service connected veterans only, instead of having other (non disabled) veterans who have served their country as well, waste time trying to find help at a place where they have no intentions to assist.

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I was in a process of getting evicted from our apartment and "Coalition support America's heroes" stepped in to assist me and my family, even after that the organization continued to send me and my family cards to let us know that we are in their minds and heart.......truly a great organization that cares those who served

 
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7 people found this review helpful

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes helped my family tremendously after my husband lost 3 limbs while serving in Afghanistan. They were able to provide me, as a caregiver, part-time employment from home so that I am able to be home to assist my veteran with his every day needs. This is truly an awesome, caring organization that REALLY does provide excellent opportunities and resources to veterans and family members.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

This organization is extremely helpful in regards to veterans needs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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