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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy

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.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

As both a volunteer board members (5 years) and a donor, I have watched this organization begin with lofty goals (some might call them dreams) and then proceed to meet and exceed them. To a person, this is a knowledgeable and dedicated staff led by true visionaries, all in touch with the very special needs of the service members it serves. They are at once inspired and realistic.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a proud board member of Hope for the Warriors and also an advisory board member for several years , I must say that Robin Kelleher , CEO and Tina Atherall EVP, And the whole team at Hope for the Warriors are exceptionally dedicated and truly are compassionate about the needs of our returning wounded servicemen and women I am familiar with many not for profit organizations and I must say that this Is the most outstanding organization I've ever come in contact with . If you review their website you will see the many wonderful projects that provide much-needed assistance in many forms to those who have worn the cloth of our military and have been wounded .
Bill Nelson

Board Member

Rating: 5

For the last three years, Siemens Corporation has partnered with Hope for the Warriors in support of the grass roots work they do to reach out and help wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Their staff works tirelessly to raise awareness, as well as funds, to provide programs that benefit service members and their families.

Hope for the Warriors is unique among organizations supporting service members as they recognize that the entire family is affected by a service member's wounds - both physical and psychological. Each of their programs considers the needs of spouses, children, parents and extended family members - their full circle of care embraces and restores the whole family unit. Their holistic approach is key to maximizing the positive impact they have for our wounded service members.

As many service members have returned from Iraq, and from Afghanistan, Hope for the Warriors continues to be an integral part of welcoming these heroes back into their communities, and assisting them to regain their lives.
We are honored to be partnered with them and look forward to continuing and expanding this much needed effort.

With best regards,
James E. Whaley

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Courtney15

Board Member

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about what a difference Hope for the Warriors makes in the lives of disabled vets. Truly the organization helps those heroes and at the same time makes sure they maintain their dignity and self respect. There could be no better leader of the non-profit than Robin Kelleher, the selfless, smart, saavy, caring and focused President. Despite her own personal needs she travels constantly on weekend and at night to work to help complete specific projects, such as the runs in North Carolina, to re-building a now "handicap accessible" home for a returning veteran in Ohio. She is tireless in her dedicated efforts to make sure the organization takes proper care of their constituency. This is a phenomenally well run non-profit and I am proud to be associated with it.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope For The Wariors is recognized as one of the most efficient and military member and family friendly 501 (c) 3 organizations supporting this nations most treasured resource, our young service members. Administrative cost below 4%, resources go where they are most needed, helping make a difference in wounded service members lives. Having visited the wounded in hospitals and talking with their family members, you can see the despair turning into hope and joy when Hope For The Warriors members show up and help alleviate the stress associated with how can the wounded make ends meet. It has changed my life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors was there for me and my family after I was wounded in Iraq. They are more than a helping hand, they are family. As a board member, I have seen the organization never lose sight of its mission & vision. I not only trust them with financial donations, but with the lives of our service members and their families!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer member of the board, I have had the great honor of watching the staff of this organization consistently exceed everyone's expectations in building this organization from scratch. Simply put, they are exceptionally devoted and extremely capable. Whether at a fundraising event or program service, the proof of these qualities is found in the faces and words of those they serve.

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James2345

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors Foundation is making a real difference in the lives of our servuce men and women and their families. I have partcipated in a number of events and can attest first hand to the positive impact. I am proud to serve on the board.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to my direct involvement with the organization I attended several events and programs which were put in place by Hope for the Warriors and I was privileged to watch them work and listen to them strategize about how they can deliver and expand a range of services to our wounded community. The organization embraces not only the individual service member but the service member’s family. Since being directly involved I see the fruit of their labor, as the organization steadily expands. I think I am most impressed by the level of selflessness, compassion and dedication to the mission. The organization founders and early staffing members have in many cases been spouses of active duty service members, who they describe as being "In the Fight" This group of individuals has character, intelligence and an absolute dedication to the mission, which is a clear formula for success. Since joining the Board I have become privy to aspects of the organization which are not readily seen by the public. Since being in this position my initial observations have been confirmed. Their dedication to good governance, particularly in the area of finances and transparency have confirmed what I felt from the beginning and that is that I am proud to work with them and proud to introduce them to others. In the area of programs, two which I have watched grow over time are the "Above and Beyond Program" a professional development program, which assists the individual in pursuing career goals outside the military. "Warrior Wish" which provides a dream come true for service members and families. A somewhat unique aspect of this organization is that it was started by Women and generally speaking the staffing and leadership are still mostly Women, having watched them over time and continually seeing the levels of compassion and caring, has led me to describe the organization as being run with a "Mother's Heart".

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