COMFORT FOR AMERICA'S UNIFORMED SERVICES

Rating: 4.67 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 4114 Legato Road Suite B Fairfax VA 22033 USA

Mission: To provide recreational, relaxation and resiliency programs to members of the US Armed Services recuperating from wounds and injuries suffered in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and in other military conflicts.
Target demographics: Injured and wounded members of the US Armed Services and their family members at military medical centers in the United States and Germany.
Programs: Cause Digital Entertainment Library (C-DEL): The seven C-DEL library branches at Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, Landstuhl, San Diego Naval Medical Center, Ft. Hood, & Ft. Bragg provide convenient access to DVDs, video games, and gaming systems at no cost. The library, often the only source of free entertainment on post is extremely popular with the wounded warriors and their families.

The Cause massage and Reiki (a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing) program is available at Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Belvoir, Fort Riley, and Ft. Hood. Massage and Reiki are key components of the military's combat reset and resiliency programs. The demand for these modalities far exceeds capacity and Cause is helping the military fill this critical, under-resourced need.

Monthly brunches and game nights at Walter Reed & Fort Belvoir give wounded warriors and family members a break from cafeteria food and microwaved meals. Brunches are sponsored by community groups who serve alongside Cause volunteers.

Fisher House Dinners occur as planned. Community groups prepare and serve a meal to Fisher House residents, and then stay to interact with the service members and their families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ft hood Massage/Reiki program has been a rewarding experience for me. As a daughter of a Korea/ Vietnam veteran I understand how important my role is to be a volunteer. My dad was very proud to serve his country and supported helping his fellow veterans. I have witnessed how the Cause has made an impact on our soldiers lives. The Cause is a wonderful program. Please donate and support the Cause.

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

CAUSE is a great program to support wounded soldiers and their families. I serve as a proud volunteer for their Massage and Reiki Program at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The staff are very dedicated to the mission and work hard to provide key services to help with the healing and recovery processes for these brave men and women in uniformed services. I heartily recommend CAUSE if you are seeking a worthy organization to donate to or volunteer for.

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with CAUSE on their massage project with the wounded warriors at Fort Sam Houston for over four years. It has been an incredible opportunity. The whole team at CAUSE is thoughful, efficient, responsive, and incredibly supportive; they set the tone for how we should work with each other and how they would like the troops to be supported. Working with the troops has been one of the most meaningful experiences I've ever had. Meeting the warriors, seeing what they have endured and how they have handled it has given me immense pride in and gratitude for our armed forces. They are really exceptional people, and it is an honor to serve them. I think all the volunteers I work with on the massage program feel the same way.

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spend my off time from my regular job as a volunteer on Ft. Hood with CAUSE at the C-DEL... I started just a little into Aug of 2012.

Originally I had not heard about C-DEL or CAUSE until a fellow club member* we both build scale model kits, we are in the same club that is local* Told me about the WTU and the organization an what they did.
So he brought up an idea of bringing donated model kits into the C-DEL… this is how I got started with CAUSE and the C-DEL… the troops at the WTU mostly refer to me now as the Model Guy, I have a pretty good following now an they come in daily.

I don’t regret any time I’ve spent here and the people from the Lead to the fellow volunteer next to me
They are Good People! I have made some good connections with these troops here and formed some close bonds with fellow brothers in arms, I’m a Vet also so now that I can’t stand on the line elsewhere… I can stand here with CAUSE and C-DEL and help these men an women out as best I know how.

V/R
Rattler aka Model Guy

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?

Life-changing

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I volunteer for the non-profit group, CAUSE. This organization provides free checkout of movies, TV series, games and gaming systems to our Wounded Warriors at Fort Hood, TX. Our experience as volunteers has been very positive. The men and women who are in the Wounded Warrior program are in need of positive support and appreciation. Our supervisor and experienced co-workers have be invaluable in training and working with us since joining this organization. We are proud to be a part of this program.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a soldier and i decided to volunteer and do a bit more for my brothers in arms. I love my job and i love spending time at the cdel

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have volunteered for CAUSE since around 2008 of and on. Not so much recently due to the move to Maryland. Have always found the staff to be courteous and very thankful for anytime that I volunteered.

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?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

I volunteered at the Fort Hood location in mid-late 2012 and I was very dissapointed in how the CAUSE site manager (who used to be the CAUSE manager and came back from San Antonio) treated me and the other two ladies who were volunteering. By the way the other two ladies were senior military spouses and they never came back to volunteer either because of the way they were treated by the older couple. She and the old couple who helped her train were extremely condescending rude and just not a positive place to volunteer. I volunteered 3 times and I stopped volunteering because of the negative and hostile work environment. I hope that they get a new manager and some new people to run the organization, because it is a worth while organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

As a Cause CDEL volunteer at the Balboa Naval Hospital I have had the opportunity to interact with many Wounded Warriors and some of their parents. The Wounded Warriors enjoy both the free access to movies/video games and sometimes just the opportunity to talk with someone outside their command. Parents have expressed their gratitude when they find our more our organization and that we are volunteers donating our time as well as the donors that support Cause with current release movies and video games.

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?

2013

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