FAMILIES OF THE WOUNDED FUND INC
Rating: 5 stars 10 reviews
Issues: Human Services
Location: PO Box 330 % Village Bank Midlothian VA 23113 USA
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My son was critically injured in Afghanistan November, 2009. I took a medical leave of absence from my job to be with my son as he recovered and went through rehabiliation. During my son's rehabilation stay at McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, VA, I met Bill Haneke. He is on the Board of Directors for FOTWF. This is truely a caring and compasionate charity. Mr. Haneke truely cares for the wounded warriors and their families. The financial support was greatly appreciated; it helped with alot of our expenses and allowed me to be with my son during his long recovery.
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Families of the Wounded Fund (FOTWF) should be an example of how other nonprofit organizations can help and support our injured military members. As a mother of a critically injured soldier in Afghanistan, I was called upon to be a caregiver for my daughter since April 2010. Without the help of FOTWF, our family would have experienced financial hardship. I took a leave of absence from my job (w/o pay) and recently found out that I was terminated from my position of 12 years. This was all due to the fact that my employer told me I had to make a choice. My daughter continues to need assistance as she recovers from her injuries. Without the kindness and generosity of this group, I hate to think what would have happened. We never anticipated a tragedy like this and mortgages, and other bills still need to be paid. Many organizations do wonderful things for our military, but FOTWF knows exactly what families need. My wish is the FOTWF could lead initiatives within the VA and DoD like this and get the message out that financial help is needed by the caregivers.
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FOTWF has made it possible for me to be at my daughter's side to help in her rehabilitation. Every day I am thankful she is alive and that FOTWF has given me the precious gift to be at her side.
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