Hope for the Warriors is an organization that gets the big picture and has the ability to be proactive in their approach and programming. As a wounded warrior caregiver, I've come to know just how many organizations out there are just providing lip service to the cause, the charge of "hidden heroes", a term that I don't necessarily like but one I get. We as caregivers are not hidden: we are in plain sight in need of support, empowerment and understanding. HFTW gets that with its innovative Caregiver Wellness Workshops which use distinctive approaches to wellness and health. I'm blessed to be a part of this initiative and so happy and proud of the work that I do.
As the Asst. Director of Veteran Services and Faculty Adviser of our flourishing Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter here at Pace University, it is with great pleasure and admiration to thank "Hope for the Warriors" for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our proud student veteran contingency. Throughout the years HFT has served as a tremendous resource and powerful advocate as veterans transition "from solider to student." The countless number of veteran-centric events and initiatives bringing veterans together in providing assistance and support across a multitude of domains here in the greater NY-Metro area has not gone unnoticed. Our veterans remain most grateful for their demonstrated altruism. We look forward to collaborating with and attending HFT's future events!
I have volunteered for a number of different veterans not-for-profits. Hope For The Warriors stands out among the best I have seen. I have had the honor and privilege of getting to know so many people that work with Hope For The Warriors and others that have been directly benefited by their work over the past few months. A common word that the people I have spoke with use is 'family'. The folks that work and volunteer for this not-for-profit are just that, an amazing family that truly cares about the work they do. H4TW is truly doing God's work for our military members and their families. Keep up the great work!
As a Marine returning home during Vietnam society in general did not approve of the military. Today, with organizations like "Hope For The Warriors" I am PROUD that we are taking better care of our returning veterans. Gus Cabarcas our local Community Development Coordinator does an OUTSTANDING job promoting "Hope For The Warriors" and keeps us informed of all the great things they are doing and can do for our returning vets. I think it is a great organization and I'm proud of people like Gus Cabarcus for taking a leadership role. Semper Fi...
This Organization is truly amazing. They standby their statement of assisting the service member, their family, and families of the fallen. They open up their arms to all with without treating anyone with any disdain. I am tryly proud to be a part of this organization and look forward to what it brings in the future.
I am a reporter for the Camp Lejeune Globe and I have seen this organization in action on many occasions. These people are amazing! They work tirelessly toward their cause, and I've seen first hand the difference they make in the lives of wounded service members and their families.
Every single person I've met from this organization is an absolute joy to be around. This organization is such a breath of fresh air, and I believe it's because each and every person involved is passionate about this cause.
I would like to specifically recognize two wonderful people in this organization: Anne Barnwell and Jordan Huffman, both of whom I've worked with numerous times. These two women are so immersed in the cause of Hope For The Warriors and culture of military life, all for the betterment of others. Anne's enthusiasm for what she does is contagious, and she has actually said to me, "Chantel, I really wake up every morning so excited about going to work." Jordan is always ready to help me whenever I need it! She's so great. She will do whatever it takes to ensure success of the organization, not just aboard Camp Lejeune, but nationwide.
I feel blessed to have met these people and proud to know them. I am not a beneficiary of their efforts, but they've still touched my heart – that's the measure of a great nonprofit.
KEEP IT UP!
I am a retired Marine Infantry LtGen who served 36 years on active duty from 1966 to 2002. I have never encountered an organization that has done more for wounded/injured Marines. The Government itself does infinitely more now than it did was I was a young officer during the Vietnam era. That said, the contribution of Hope For The Warriors to what the Government is able to do cannot be overstated--especially in the assistance provided for the Families. I had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with quite a few wounded/injured Marines in September 2013. Not only are there physical and mental needs being attended to, their outlook on life is rejuvinated and focused. Every Marine I spoke with had a plan for what he/she wanted to accomplish with their lives. They had all set goals and knew what they intended to do to achieve those goals. They will be contributing members of the American society, not "homeless veterens" forgotten by their fellow Americans.
I've been employed with Hope For The Warriors since October of 2012, and I couldn't be happier.
Each day allows me the opportunity to work directly with men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.
As the Director of the Above & Beyond program, I can assist those trying to transition out of the military and enter the civilian sector due to their combat related injuries. Since joining this amazing team, I've met so many wonderful people (service members/veterans, family members of those injured and the fallen, and volunteers), which I am very grateful for.
I initially reached out to the organization to offer my support as a volunteer, and shortly thereafter became a part the family.
Thank you Hope For The Warriors for allowing me the opportunity to make a difference.
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