HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS

Rating: 4.98 stars   166 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.
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EIN 20-5182295
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Rating: 5 stars  

Searching for the best way to help our veterans in their return home, my husband and I learned about Hope for the Warriors. What a wonderful organization, from their creativity and care for the unique needs of our vets to their responsible stewardship of the funds we've been able to share! We are very happy knowing that there is such a committed team of people, willing and able to transform our gifts into the things and experiences that will help our returning veterans and their families transition as well as possible from active duty into civilian and family life.
Thank you, Hope for the Warriors team!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope for warrior is a wonderful non-profit organization. I have donated and volunteered to their organization. They are very organized provide great services to our vets.

Dr. Joe

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I became a donor for Hope for the Warriors after reviewing the cost benefit data for this and other charities. I am impressed that such a high percentage actually goes to the warrior himself/herself. This is a charity for everyone to check out ... The organization keeps it PERSONAL and the volunteers make this unlike many others. Very highly recommended for your donor dollars.
Gary Wasson
Virginia Beach, VA

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No comment; I am unaware of organizational issues except that the people I have met and had contact with are "TOPS" ...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been aware of this wonderful and impactful organization, Hope For The warriors, for several years.
It is clear to me that Robin Kelleher and her team are caring, professional, and extremely dedicated to our wounded warriors and effective at the same time. I have sent in several checks and I have read on their website updates the wonderful events and support that they are giving to those who went into harm's way on our behalf. I also had the opportunity to meet Robin and some of here team at an event, and I'm now even more convinced that if you want to help our warroriers and families in nedd this is the best organization to contribute to.

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Wish they had more funds to work with

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I am proud to be associated with Hope For the Warriors. I have witnessed first hand the hard-work, generosity, support, and love this organization offers to our wounded veterans and their families. I have had the privilege of meeting, some of these great veterans who have given their all so you and I can do what we do everyday and be free! Tragically, many of these men and women have returned home from their call of duty with life altering injuries. Hope For the Warriors is very committed to all of these veterans and their families.
To the entire staff at H4W, thank you for all you do for these men and women of our armed forces. You are all great individuals and great Americans!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated to this organization for a number of years and have been extremely pleased with the manner in which the funds are used directly for injured personnel and their families. They do not waste money on give-aways and numerous mailings. i am so impressed with the percentage of their funds that go directly to their cause. Robin and her entire staff are personable, caring, and professional. They all obviously have a true calling to serve.

i would definitely recommend this to anyone as a beneficial, impactful charity where their donations of time and money are well utilized.

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I have donated for a few years to this charity. I believe that the volunteers and fund raisers are doing a great job helping those that need help. The volunteers are hard workers and are very dedicated. Great job H4W.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a former Marine Corps Officer, turned businessman. In 2006, I made a visit to the Wounded Warrior Barracks in Camp Lejeune and spent four hours with Lt Col Maxwell, visiting with wounded Marines and learning of the shortfalls in the care of our wounded. From that day forward, I spent considerable time interviewing Marines, Key Wives, Key Volunteers and various charity officers. My initial goal/obsession was to assist in finding and serving Marines and Soldiers who were “falling through the cracks” and not receiving the care and support they deserved. When our many involved hands got a handle on this problem, I turned to my efforts to simply raising money for the charities, which had proven to be the best and most efficient at serving our wounded.

Hope for Warriors tops this chart. Their leadership at inception-- and largely to this day-- is composed of the large-hearted wives of Marines. These bright women “get it”— for many years now they have made an art form of serving those who have served us. And most impressive, while many of their fellow charities in this service niche have grown a little too big and little too sloppy in their expenditures, Hope for the Warriors remains “lean and mean”. Our chain of 30 businesses runs an annual fundraiser each year, which benefits three charities that serve our wounded and families of the fallen. This event forces me to annually review the tax returns of many charities. Each year, Hope for the Warriors is the most efficient charity in the bunch. In short, before you write a check to another charity, see if they come close to Hope for the Warriors’ key numbers: Program Expenses 88%; Admin costs 10%; Fundraising 2%.

Semper Fi,
Brad Graft
Director, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

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Rating: 4 stars  

Everyone I spoke to within this organization was extremely helpful and supportive throughout my training and raising money for this fantastic charity.

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Back in 2011 our company used Charity Navigator to search out an organization for a Veterans Day sales promotion, which would follow with a corporate donation. We found Hope For The Warriors and couldn’t be more pleased! They do amazing work for our Veterans and their families and offer many ways for citizens to get involved. We also like the fact that a very high percentage of the contributions they receive apply to the cause, and not to overhead. Our relationship has continued since our initial donation, and friendships have been built along the way. As a company, and individuals we are proud to offer continued support to H4W!

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