SALUTE INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 236 % Will Beiersdorf Prospect Hts IL 60070 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Salute is a wonderful organization run by dedicated caring individuals. The donations quickly reach those that need assistance. I am most impressed by the number of people they help with such a lean corporate staff. It's nice to be able to help those that have sacrificed so much to ensure our continued freedom.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't know exactly how to put into words how much Salute, Inc. means to my family. Shortly after my husband was wounded while on a mission overseas, I received a phone call from Salute saying that they'd like to help my family. With bills instantly piling up due to trips to the hospital, needing care for my children, etc. they were an answer to our prayers. The thing is that it wasn't about them paying a bill for us, it was their true dedication and sincerity that meant the most. After about 10-15 surgeries, my husband decided to step away from his military career and retire because he could no longer do the job he loved to do. It was an extremely scary decision, but we decided to move back home to Illinois and start this new chapter in our lives. Because we were moving to the same state that Salute is located, we have been able to give back to the organization that graciously gives to so many veterans. We've continued our relationship with Salute by helping to raise money for other families and speak about our story at events. They've been the calm in our storm and the link from military to civilian life for my family. Because of Salute, we're now able to pay it forward to so many who have sacrificed. Without Salute, moving would have been that much scarier but being around those who understand what we've been through feels like home. It's security. It's friendship. It's honor. If anyone is looking for an organization to donate to, please consider Salute, Inc. you won't regret it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Salute Inc is more of a family then it is a nonprofit organization. I mean they are and they help out in so many different ways when other companies just look at you as the next number in a line of people to be helped. Salute Inc takes time to get to know you on an individual basis and find out what your needs really are and the best way to meet those needs to help you in the best way possible. They have helped me with getting my finances in order by providing a counselor to help figure out a budget and get control of my spending. Salute Inc has been so generous in that they almost every year for the past 4 years have given my daughter presents on Christmas through one of their programs. They donated me a laptop so that I could be more organized and help keep my schedule and life in order as well as keep in touch with people and my friends better. I am now trying to be a part of giving back and paying forward what they have given me by volunteering my time to kelp in anyway I can. I help with fundraising ideas and have helped by speaking about Salute Inc and the different ways they help veterans and their families and myself. They truly have compassion and passion for the people they help and the job they are doing. They really make you feel like they are on your side and will be there with you through the hard times and them help get you to better times. I don't think of Mary Beth and the staff as just "workers or volunteers" but more as my extended family. They go above and beyond in whatever way they can to help veterans and their families needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

An extremely dedicated group of compassionate individuals run this organization. The Salute Group has made lasting impact on a great number of support recipients, volunteers, and donors. It's quite welcoming to know that the money given actually reaches the hands of those most in need! Salute Inc is a healthy non profit that actively assists our Vets "bridge the gap" until their VA benefits kick in. It is NOT a large bureaucratic non profit that engulfs a majority of the donations on it's own operating expenses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a current Board member of Salute, I witness first hand how the organization lives its mission on a daily basis through its staff and volunteers of passionately serving the needs of military service members. The Salute Team models a consistent purpose through their efforts to raise awareness of the increasing needs of veterans and provide support to those men and women who dedicated their lives for our freedom. I am honored to be part of the Salute volunteer team and contribute to the organization's efforts to assist those who have served our country.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have not benefitted from this organization as I am not a Vet. I do however want to say that I know of what this organization does and how it truly affects the families and people it helps. I am in awe of the commitment of the founders and staff at Salute. They have 1 mission only TO HELP when they can. I wish we had more committed people in this country to help our vets. These men and women do provide us the very blanket of freedom we all sleep under each night. So many have given their lives for this country. Thank you SALUTE for all you do for these brave American Hero's.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Rick Daitchman and I have been a Volunteer, fundraiser AND donor for SALUTE INC for the last 5 years. My experience with this organization has been nothing short of amazing as they strive to help our Military heroes reintegrate back into family life after their Service to our country.
The organization cuts through the "red tape" and bureaucracy of many other aid organizations and directly helps Military families on a day-to-day basis .... whether it's a mortgage payment, household expenses, employment aid, psychological aid or procurement of needed medical equipment; Salute is transparent and gets the job done on a timely basis - before other organizations are finished filling out needless forms!
I have personally seen the recipients of the aid that SALUTE provides and I am honored to be associated with this group!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Jeremy Votaw and I served in the US Army from Jan 03 to Feb 06.In fall of 2004 I was wounded during a combat operation and spent my last years of service in and out of the hospital.After my service in the military I got a job back home.I worked there for about three years before my injuries and pain overcame my ability to perform my job.This is due to being shot multiple times in the left leg.The result of this injury,I suffer from arthritis in my back,both knees and in my hips.I also suffer from PTSD.When my wife and I heard about Salute,it couldn't have come at a better time.I was struggling with receiving my benifits and with my wife the only one working we got behind on our bills.Salute was able to help us not once but a couple of times!Of course that wasn't the end of our troubles.With a crippling economy my wife was let go due to cutbacks.I was yet to receive my benifits and we were looking at no light at the end of the tunnel.Salute once again was able to help us and got others in there network involved and gave our children a Christmas to remember.If not for Salute and their amazing staff,I don't know where my family would be.They were able to keep us afloat just as I started receiving my VA benifits.Salute asked for nothing in return other than this.....to please tell others like yourself about us so we may help them. None of their mission would be possible if it weren't for incredible people that not only volunenteer but also help through donations.For it all I'm truly grateful.Thank you Salute and thank you to the people who support their cause.You too are the wind beneath our wings.Thank you and God bless Salute.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

This organization only helps vets in disability ratings above 70% and is not notated on their website but they do claim that they try to help veterans as much as they can but they cannot help me.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Salute is everything we'd like a non-profit organization to be! They are small and sensitive group, agile enough to be able to react quickly, focusing all of their time and energy on those they help.

Of course, everyone has a special place in their heart for needs they feel touch them most closely. Salute has chosen to do all they can to assist members of the U. S. military services, veterans, and their families. Members of our military have always been there for ALL Americans. So, Salute emphasis is on a more universal interest, not one concentrated on helping a more narrowly focused group.

Sometimes military personnel, veterans, or their families need assistance beyond what the government provides. I love the fact that Salute is there to step in to make sure each of these people is treated with the honor and dignity they deserve as human beings, but also for all they have given to us and our country.

I have seen Salute help both individuals and families who had reached the virtual breaking point, bringing them back by providing the sound footing to move forward. What could be better?
My compliments to all who work at, with and through Salute!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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