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Rating: 4.78 stars   18 reviews 792

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PO Box 236 % Will Beiersdorf Prospect Hts IL 60070 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

After a crushing auto accident that has forever altered my life, I am glad to be here to testify, on behalf of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, their families, my family, and a 4-year old amputee (my son) that this organization gives much more than I could have ever expected. Now considered a permanent part or our family, SALUTE, Inc. provides hope by giving computers to Soldiers who are forced to transition early from 30 year dreams of military service to dreams of entrepreneurship and something they can build using life and military given talents, they give love to families at Christmas by ensuring gifts are provided to the children, they take away worry by providing gift cards so that travel expenses are satisfied in an expedient manner, they take away worry by providing volunteers who selflessly give companionship to little boys left alone at night in strange hospital rooms, they take away loneliness by following through on commitments to families; taking time away from their own busy lives and sitting down every couple weeks to visit those they help, and they insure a potentially good future by providing 4-year old amputees, learning how to adjust to the physical and psychological changes that come with losing an arm, the ways and means of a preschool education in an environment of peers who love unconditionally and are accepting of everyone that comes to walk into their short but meaningful paths. Tell me, what organization gives so much light while taking away so much darkness? This is SALUTE. This is family. This people of this great organization epitomize the meaning of "giving back to those who serve." Without them I am sure our lives would be in a much darker place. MAJ James G. Pradke, USA and President/Founder of Pradke & Company (Thanks to SALUTE)!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  


I wanted to give you and the Salute Inc. organization once again a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys made the process in assisting my and my family during this very difficult financial period very simple and with care. This organization was the ONLY ONE out of the more than 9 others out there I requested assistance from that actually even bothered to contact me much less even try to provide assistance!
I'm very grateful for the professionalism & efficiency you in particular showed me during the process.
I would hope all that are thinking in donating to a truly "worthy" and notable organization for veterans choose Salute Inc. because it actually made a difference for my family and I.

Sincerely,
S. L.
Sgt. U.S. Army
OIF/OEF

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Bridget. My sons name is Austin. Austin was 27 when his accident happened. We were in the hospital for two years. I worked for the government at the time and just got my ten years in. When Austin had his accident I quit my job to take care of him not knowing how we were going to pay our bills or anything else the most import at the time was getting Austin better and not sent to a group home where he would have not made it. When our mortage got behind Salute Inc. was there for us and helped us get back up on our feet. Austin has a sever TBI and I wanted more answers than the VA was giving me Salute Inc. was right there for me with getting him sent to see a specialist out of state they helped with the gas and room which I could not afford at the time. They were always there for me and checking to see if I needed anything along with support for me. Salute Inc has done so much form me and my son. They were there to get the ball rolling in the right direction to get Austin the help and care that he needed to help with his recovery. My son will never be normal again, Salute INC. was getting me answers that the VA just pushed us aside and made him a number. We could not have seceded this far with out the help of Salute Inc. Thank you so much for helping my son get on the road to recovery. The VA gave up on Austin so if it was not for non profits like Salute INC. my son would be just another number. I would never give up on him.

Thank You
Bridget and Austin

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the psychologist in a crisis-focused intensive mental health treatment program in the Chicago VA system. My team and I regularly use Salute Inc to seek emergency assistance for our veteran clients, who present with a range of serious crises that truly require rapid intervention and support. I have consistently found Salute Inc to be a caring and reliable resource for these "wounded warriors". The staff are always efficient and supportive, and the process is extremely user-friendly, from initial application to disposition. My job would be a lot harder without this organization; Salute Inc consequently has a top spot in my virtual "rolodex"!

 
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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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Role: General Member of the Public
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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