Hope For The Warriors

Rating: 4.98 stars   168 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 5101C Backlick Road Suite 200 Annandale VA 22003 USA

Mission: The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Results: In 2012 alone, we will assist more than 4,500 military families.
Target demographics: Combat wounded service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The number of families has grown each year. In 2012, we will assist more than 4,500 military families through meaningful and significant programs.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Employment & Education, Clinical Support Services, Sports & Recreation, and Community & Military Relations.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-5182295
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope for the Warriors is a great non profit organization that focuses on helping veterans I had the pleasure of meeting the DFW rep, and hes been of great help with assisting me with job opportunities and other great services that i had no idea were available for veterans.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

open an office in the Dallas area or Collin county area.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope for the warriors helps us so much . I am very thankful for them and for what they have done for me and my family since things happened with my husband. They are a wonderful hope and I know I can count on them if I need them and I am very thankful to have them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am a Clinical Social Worker who has utilized Hope For The Warriors on many occassions. Recently they were able to get a soldier that I am working with, a Craftmatic Adjustible Bed. Although this would seem to be nothing more than an expensive gesture, it should be noted that because of this granted Wish, this soldier was able to return to his bedroom/bed, with his wife, for the first time in 2 years! Due to the amount of pain and injury he was suffering, this soldier had been sleeping in a recliner in his living room. The amount of joy and improvement in this soldier's quality of life, just from a bed, may never be measured. It is a wonderful thing that is happening at Hope For The Warriors, without them, many soldiers would go without what may seem to be, the "little things" that the rest of world may take for granted. I am thankful for them, and all that they do.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope for the Warrior and their Volunteers helped me start getting my life back on track and back with activities I use to enjoy. They get u motivated and u enjoy every minute u have on every adventure they send you on. Helping you enjoy life again and get u and ur family lifted by there spirits. Jordan M and Jack M always check in on me and see how I am doing and support my family. It is an outstanding organization that helps all wounded soldiers get back on track.

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

Life-changing

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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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I started going back to school after my medical discharge from the Marine Corps. My major is music and I play the Tuba. I did not have the money to buy my own and this was going to put my education goals on hold. Hope for the Warriors not only helped me, but they responded in time for class to start and now the sky's are the limit.

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?

2013

 
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I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 when I met LTC (ret) Lew Deal. He was on a Legends tour. He told us about Hope For The Warriors and all they do. Little did we know four of us on the base would benefit from this wonderful organization. LTC Lew kept in touch with us throughout the remainder of our deployment and after we arrived home. He set us up a hunt with some Mississippi landowners, guides, a chef, camera crew and a special guest. We had the best time ever from the moment we arrived and we are still having fun talking about it. Our guides were very knowledgeable and professional. They ensured we had everything we needed and that we were having a good time. To this day we keep in contact with them and we are proud to call them friends. LTC Deal and Hope For The Warriors went above and beyond to give us the time of our lives. I personally harvested my biggest deer on camera, shot wild hogs, ate like a king, met great guys (one of them being "Cuz" Strickland) and had the best time ever. Thank you Hope For The Warriors and LTC Lew Deal for all you do. You all are the best!!!!
Matt Brown

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was lucky enough to meet LTC (Ret) Lew Deal in Afghanistan in 2012 while he was on the USO tour and he has made the extra effort to remain in contact and set up an extraordinary hunting trip, thru Hope for the Warriors, for myself and 3 other Afghan veterans. Never in my 27 years of the military have I ever received such a gift. It was truly a hunt of a lifetime.

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

A lot

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Very Well

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2012

 
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I was fortunate enough to be a beneficiary of this organization. What an incredible experience! Everything they did was first class and exceeded my wildest expectations. There was such a personal involvment of LTC (Ret) Lew Deal in our experience, as well as the donors of the hunting trip. I would never be able to experience a hunting trip like that on my own, and getting to re-unite with my deployment Army buddies made it that much more special. Thank you Hope for the Warriors!

Chris Waite

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

 
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Hope for Warriors helped me by purchasing items for my photography. I have always had a passion in photography but after my retirement I had to sell almost all of my items that I had to sell off when I was retired from the Army these where items I had purchased during my military career. Since I have had these items it has brought back my passion for photography and I have enrolled in college studying Journalism I have a goal of one day being a photojournalist. I was retired for PTSD.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I would like to say that HOPE FOR THE WARIORS is a top class group in all areas. I am a service member in the Army of 20+ years and consider my connection with HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS to be one of the best things that has ever happened to me and my family. l was very cautious, due to my war time injury, of who I let in my social circle besides my immediate family until I got to know the HFTW group. They honestly CARE and that is what service members want in a time of need. They show you through their actions, not just lip service of what they might could do, etc. Bottom line, they deliver! They treat every family as one of their own and go through the process of knowing you and your family at YOUR pace. They do so many great things for service members that the list is endless. I personally have dreamed of becoming a tournament BASS fisherman at the highest level that I can compete in. They went out of their way to give me and family a weekend of a dream coming true. I can say that it made me feel happy and stirred up emotions that have not been tapped into for some time. Again, this was not just about me but my wife and kids were with me every step of the way as much or as little as they wanted to be involved,again at our pace. For us,this was something that no one or organization had shown us before. It just made me think for a brief second if in this world people could mirror what this organization does, for the good of people, it would be such a better place. Again I cannot express my gratitude to this group......they do not fly the flag one day a year and jump on the bandwagon ,like unfortunately, some groups do unless they are benefitting directly from it. This groups flies the flag 24/7..365 days a year...they can walk the walk and back it if you talk to ANYONE who has been lucky enough to get to know the HFTW group. The get down in the weeds and spend their funds on service members period. If everyone reading this could read up and follow this group to see their excellent track record you would be amazed. I know everybody reading this is not a millionaire but if everyday folks like me could donate their services or maybe give up a fancy coffee once in a while and donate to HFTW........it will feel good in your hearts. You can lay your head on your pillow at night, when men and women are downrange, doing operations so the we have the security of sleeping safe at night Please do the right thing, your donations would be only a small token of appreciation for the sacrifces that have been made. Donate so the great people at HFTW's can take care of servicemembers, who take care of us! GOD BLESS THIS COUNTRY! HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS, YOU ROCK! CW4 JOHN LIGHTSEY,OEF WOUNDED WARRIOR, U.S.ARMY (AIR ASSAULT)

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

Life-changing

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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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