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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy

Mission: "Welcoming Our Injured Service Members Home" Assist injured service members and their families during rehabilitation at Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval Hospital. Provide free hotel rooms, apartments and rental cars to visiting families; provide free cab vouchers for the injured; sponsor social events, barbecues, golf outings, hunting and fishing trips, free tickets to sporting events and cultural events. Additional focus on Family Caregivers, the mothers and wives of the injured by offering therapeutic massages, trips to day spas and salons, nights out for dinner and movie.

Target demographics: injured service members and their families/caregivers

Geographic areas served: Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland

Programs: hotels, taxis, rental cars, airline tickets - immediate needs of families and caregivers who come to Walter Reed Military Medical Center or Ft. Belvoir to receive medical care. We are especially committed to helping caregivers cope with the stress associated with caring for loved ones through surgeries and rehabilitative care. Family presence makes such a positive difference for the recovering service member, and Yellow Ribbon Fund fills the gaps not covered by the military. We have ambassadors in 36 states to assist our American heroes as they transition from medical facilities to home, following up with service personnel and families to connect them with local community service and opportunities. We are committed to supporting those who have given so much to us already - military families with injured service members.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Veronica34

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund was there with a caregiver retreat for mothers of wounded veterans ....this retreat not only was needed but turned out to be a learning experience for me. I met some special women on this trip and I am hoping for a reunion with when. I appreciate the time to regroup and just enjoy the beautiful smokey mountains. Jessica Allen is such a caring fun lady ....so glad to meet her. Becoming Facebook friends with her and learning about all her hardships and triumphs being a caregiver to her husband is inspiring. Thank you yellow ribbon fund for that wonderful life changing retreat!!

2 Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cant say enough of about the Yellow Ribbon Fund. This origination has allowed me to get some free time with other caregivers in my area and meet new friends in a time where it could feel very lonely. Thank you Yellow Ribbon Fund for being there and supportive

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently researched becoming YRF Ambassadors. Once WRAMC in Washington, D.C. closed up shop and moved to Bethesda, our involvement w/Wounded Warriors and their families was strictly curtailed. Becoming a YRF Ambassador was an easy process and any questions we had were promptly answered. We appreciate this opportunity provided by YRF to continue supporting our incredible service members and their families!!

1 Gordon4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

YRF is an outstanding nonprofit that is totally focused on supporting our veterans and their families. I am proud to have been an Ambassador with YRF for many years. "Thanks" to all who have supported us in our never ending quest to support our fellow veterans.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great opportunity to help fellow veterans and their families in a variety of ways.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund- I cannot thank you enough!
Last year my husband was in-patient at The Walter Reed Naval Hospital Bethesda.It was such a hard time for us especially our 4 year old son because there was not much activity to distract us from the "feeling of being in a hospital".Until Yellow Ribbon Fund came along and changed everything.They were so kind to offer free 90 minute hot stone massages and Manicures and Pedicures for spouses/caregivers at a time when I needed it most.These were my most precious moments because I got to take time off being a caregiver and mom and just enjoy a peaceful, relaxing massage.
Yellow Ribbon Fund also gave us tickets to watch baseball games and yes! this was just the perfect distraction my husband and my son needed.
To crown it all, my husband recently got medically retired from The Marine Corps after serving for 11 years and he didn't know the next step but Yellow Ribbon Fund stepped in to give us a sense of direction during the tough transition, they gave us an opportunity to go back to school.We both recieved full scholarships to attend Colorado Tech University and now we are studying, enjoying learning new things together each day and enjoying our transition.
Thank you Yellow Ribbon Fund for being their for us during tough times, thank you for taking care of my family and giving us the tools to suceed in life.You have been such a gift for us and we shall forever be greatful.
Pat Ochan

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Yrf is an awesome organization! The team is supportive to wounded warriors and their families needs. Our family enjoys having them as a part of our extended family.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are many great charities out there helping wounded veterans; however, few of them have the personal and daily interaction with both the veteran (or service member) and their families quite like Yellow Ribbon Fund. The things they do might not always be sexy to post on Facebook, but they are the things that matter most. They are, what I tell everybody, an "Expert Gap Filler". I have met no organization that does it better yet!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being able to attend these meetings and express myself and get helpful advice and information on resources that can be beneficial to me & having guest speakers is amazing! I love the fact that there are evening gatherings now because it makes attending much more convenient!

1 Mike157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer my time to organize a golf outing in Rochester Hills, MI with this great organization because I know they are using the dollars we raise wisely and taking care of my fellow brothers in arms and their family. I've seen the impact of the work every year and know this organization will continue to have an impact for many years to come. Mike St. John

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has showed the Wounded Warrior community that they care about every single Veteran they connect with. Proving Mentorship was one of the biggest advantages for me, having someone to talk and be a sounding board. Bob Talbot has nurtured and given me a better perspective on life. Thank you for all you do and YRF holds a special place in my heart.

Sgt/ USMC Ret.