COALITION TO SALUTE AMERICAS HEROES
Rating: 3.24 stars 42 reviews
Issues: Mental Health, Veterans
Location: 552 Fort Evans Road Suite 300 Leesburg VA 20176 USA
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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Be careful with this organization. Last year they raised over $15MM but spent only $2MM of that on direct grants to veterans. Their CEO makes over $200K, and they spend over $1MM on fundraising consultants, $2MM on printing and $3MM on premiums (whatever that is). Like many veteran's organizations, unfortunately, this organization seems more interested in lining the pockets of its consultants than helping the target audience.
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Thank you very much for the thoughtful and generous check from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. My wife and I are both wounded warriors but I consider myself more of a caregiver to her (she is 100% disabled). Your check encouraged us to leave our home and eat a great dinner in public. This was a big accomplishment for us. Thanks for all that you do.
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We received a gift card to provide our family with a Thanksgiving Meal. This is such a kind gesture to support us during the holidays. We are so grateful for your amazing gift. It is so nice to be remembered and the beautiful card brought tears to my eyes. I appreciate all you have done to support the wounded warrior community. Thank you.
We recently attended a road to recovery conference and it helped us tremendously. My husband is 100% disabled from the Army due to the injuries sustained in Iraq. CASH does amazing work. If you have it in your heart to donate, please donate to the coalition.
We stayed at Boulder Crest last year and were given gift cards , because of this generosity our family had an amazing New Years holiday dinner. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
My husband and I recently attended A Road to Recovery conference and were so overwhelmed with the generosity of this organization! We have been struggling with the VA Medical services for the past 8 years and we found great hope in learning resources that are there for both of us.
At the conference my husband was able to connect with other Vets like him, and hear their stories and how they cope and navigate not only the VA system but daily life. I was also able to learn from the caregiver/spouse side of things how to help and cope too.
Because of the financial gift we received from the Coalition, we will be able to spend time with family, over the Holidays! We are so Thankful to those who donate and make this possible!
I was also impressed to learn that when donations are collected that over 90% goes to support the veterans. (I believe it was 97%). There are not very many organizations that can say the same!
Coalition to salute americas heroes was very generous to the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court. They provided each participant with a holiday gift card. It was so uplighting for the veterans.
CSAH is Amazing!!!! Our family went to R2R in 2013, everyone was helpful and truly cared about the problems we were facing. They help when you need it, we had to make an unexpected move and they helped us. Holidays they are there for the families with gift cards. They never make you feel bad for asking for help. This is the 1st organization that I recommend to any wounded warrior/family that needs help. They go above and beyond. Ten Stars!!!!
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My elderly (and slightly senile) brother gets begging mail from this non-tax paying organization almost weekly. He had a career in the military and the organization is capitzlising on getting as much of his hard earned money as they can. They send glossy begging letters and cheap gifts to squeeze out funds from these poor ex-servicemen. I researched this non-tax paying enterprise and found that in 2013 very little of the millions donated goes to help servicemen and women. Most money goes to the fund raising companies they employ and into their own pockets. (see Charity Watch) We have emailed and demanded they take our personal details off their database. It will be interesting to see if they do it. They are targeting the elderly, especially retired military, and taking advantage of them, preying on their patriotism and senility.
Thank you for the comment- if you could please contact us at email@example.com and reference this website we would like to confirm that your brother has been removed from our database. We are adding and subtracting people daily and would like to make sure this has happened. As for the rest of your note- we assume that you are not looking at our most recent 990. That IRS form, our 2013 audit and Annual Report are found on our website. You'll see that the Coalition conforms with all expense ratios established by the charity ratings agencies, and we are making every effort to improve them every year. We just received Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving approval this year and received the Gold label from Guidestar a few months back. Like many organizations, we rely on direct mail for a big part of our funding, which does enable us to achieve our mission and educate and engage the public. We are making progress in diversifying our sources of income, such as from corporate sponsors and foundations. It's the biggest challenge we face, but we are committed to soldiering on. We see the fruits of our labor in the faces of the combat-wounded heroes and families we touch. We owe it to them to keep fighting, just as they did for all of us.