Salute Inc

Rating: 4.79 stars   19 reviews

Address:

14 North Bothwell Street Palatine IL 60067 USA

Mission:

Salute, inc. Passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical, and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families. We strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with respect.

Programs:

Emergency assistance program--deployment to active duty can be a serious burden on the families of service personnel. The "unsung heroes" at home can be subject to a great deal of emotional and financial stress. Salute, inc. Helps affected families of active duty and veterans through their direct assistance program providing financial aid that may include assistance for rent / mortgage payments, medical bills, food, phone, utility bills, auto repair, family counseling, travel and moving costs.

builders of hope: a collaborative effort with builders, contractors, and local businesses offering specially adapted home renovation services to severely disabled military members and their families.

ric paralympic sports camp and fantasy baseball camp: these camps are specifically designed to introduce disability sports into the lives of injured servicemen and servicewomen of the united states armed forces. The positive impact is not only physical but psychological as well, as evidenced through increased socialization and self-esteem and provides an opportunity for setting and achieving goals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am Stephen Wright and I dont mind telling anyone about the services Salute Inc. has provided as I am a disabled Veteran recovering from surgery. Ms Tina was very prompt in every manner and very professional. I wish I could give her a huge hug along with the staff of Salute Inc. because they care more than the Department of Veterans Affairs about their Vets. The help that Salute Inc. has provided has helped me while I recover. I have a very big heart but Salute Inc. made it even bigger. I wish I was in a position to help Vets like they did for me. Keep up the good work Salute Inc. God is watching and will bless you all for the help and work you are doing. Ms Tina you deserve some days off.. I pray continued blessings for you and your family. Love Steve

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After a crushing auto accident that has forever altered my life, I am glad to be here to testify, on behalf of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, their families, my family, and a 4-year old amputee (my son) that this organization gives much more than I could have ever expected. Now considered a permanent part or our family, SALUTE, Inc. provides hope by giving computers to Soldiers who are forced to transition early from 30 year dreams of military service to dreams of entrepreneurship and something they can build using life and military given talents, they give love to families at Christmas by ensuring gifts are provided to the children, they take away worry by providing gift cards so that travel expenses are satisfied in an expedient manner, they take away worry by providing volunteers who selflessly give companionship to little boys left alone at night in strange hospital rooms, they take away loneliness by following through on commitments to families; taking time away from their own busy lives and sitting down every couple weeks to visit those they help, and they insure a potentially good future by providing 4-year old amputees, learning how to adjust to the physical and psychological changes that come with losing an arm, the ways and means of a preschool education in an environment of peers who love unconditionally and are accepting of everyone that comes to walk into their short but meaningful paths. Tell me, what organization gives so much light while taking away so much darkness? This is SALUTE. This is family. This people of this great organization epitomize the meaning of "giving back to those who serve." Without them I am sure our lives would be in a much darker place. MAJ James G. Pradke, USA and President/Founder of Pradke & Company (Thanks to SALUTE)!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Bridget. My sons name is Austin. Austin was 27 when his accident happened. We were in the hospital for two years. I worked for the government at the time and just got my ten years in. When Austin had his accident I quit my job to take care of him not knowing how we were going to pay our bills or anything else the most import at the time was getting Austin better and not sent to a group home where he would have not made it. When our mortage got behind Salute Inc. was there for us and helped us get back up on our feet. Austin has a sever TBI and I wanted more answers than the VA was giving me Salute Inc. was right there for me with getting him sent to see a specialist out of state they helped with the gas and room which I could not afford at the time. They were always there for me and checking to see if I needed anything along with support for me. Salute Inc has done so much form me and my son. They were there to get the ball rolling in the right direction to get Austin the help and care that he needed to help with his recovery. My son will never be normal again, Salute INC. was getting me answers that the VA just pushed us aside and made him a number. We could not have seceded this far with out the help of Salute Inc. Thank you so much for helping my son get on the road to recovery. The VA gave up on Austin so if it was not for non profits like Salute INC. my son would be just another number. I would never give up on him.

Thank You
Bridget and Austin

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't know exactly how to put into words how much Salute, Inc. means to my family. Shortly after my husband was wounded while on a mission overseas, I received a phone call from Salute saying that they'd like to help my family. With bills instantly piling up due to trips to the hospital, needing care for my children, etc. they were an answer to our prayers. The thing is that it wasn't about them paying a bill for us, it was their true dedication and sincerity that meant the most. After about 10-15 surgeries, my husband decided to step away from his military career and retire because he could no longer do the job he loved to do. It was an extremely scary decision, but we decided to move back home to Illinois and start this new chapter in our lives. Because we were moving to the same state that Salute is located, we have been able to give back to the organization that graciously gives to so many veterans. We've continued our relationship with Salute by helping to raise money for other families and speak about our story at events. They've been the calm in our storm and the link from military to civilian life for my family. Because of Salute, we're now able to pay it forward to so many who have sacrificed. Without Salute, moving would have been that much scarier but being around those who understand what we've been through feels like home. It's security. It's friendship. It's honor. If anyone is looking for an organization to donate to, please consider Salute, Inc. you won't regret it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Salute Inc is more of a family then it is a nonprofit organization. I mean they are and they help out in so many different ways when other companies just look at you as the next number in a line of people to be helped. Salute Inc takes time to get to know you on an individual basis and find out what your needs really are and the best way to meet those needs to help you in the best way possible. They have helped me with getting my finances in order by providing a counselor to help figure out a budget and get control of my spending. Salute Inc has been so generous in that they almost every year for the past 4 years have given my daughter presents on Christmas through one of their programs. They donated me a laptop so that I could be more organized and help keep my schedule and life in order as well as keep in touch with people and my friends better. I am now trying to be a part of giving back and paying forward what they have given me by volunteering my time to kelp in anyway I can. I help with fundraising ideas and have helped by speaking about Salute Inc and the different ways they help veterans and their families and myself. They truly have compassion and passion for the people they help and the job they are doing. They really make you feel like they are on your side and will be there with you through the hard times and them help get you to better times. I don't think of Mary Beth and the staff as just "workers or volunteers" but more as my extended family. They go above and beyond in whatever way they can to help veterans and their families needs.

 
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My name is Jeremy Votaw and I served in the US Army from Jan 03 to Feb 06.In fall of 2004 I was wounded during a combat operation and spent my last years of service in and out of the hospital.After my service in the military I got a job back home.I worked there for about three years before my injuries and pain overcame my ability to perform my job.This is due to being shot multiple times in the left leg.The result of this injury,I suffer from arthritis in my back,both knees and in my hips.I also suffer from PTSD.When my wife and I heard about Salute,it couldn't have come at a better time.I was struggling with receiving my benifits and with my wife the only one working we got behind on our bills.Salute was able to help us not once but a couple of times!Of course that wasn't the end of our troubles.With a crippling economy my wife was let go due to cutbacks.I was yet to receive my benifits and we were looking at no light at the end of the tunnel.Salute once again was able to help us and got others in there network involved and gave our children a Christmas to remember.If not for Salute and their amazing staff,I don't know where my family would be.They were able to keep us afloat just as I started receiving my VA benifits.Salute asked for nothing in return other than this.....to please tell others like yourself about us so we may help them. None of their mission would be possible if it weren't for incredible people that not only volunenteer but also help through donations.For it all I'm truly grateful.Thank you Salute and thank you to the people who support their cause.You too are the wind beneath our wings.Thank you and God bless Salute.

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?

2012

 
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Salute Inc is a wonderful organization, that truly helps veterans of our military. I am an Air Force officer, who served 6 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. As I was preparing to leave Iraq from my last tour of duty, I had a breakdown on the plane, and we were forced to emergency land in Qatar. From there, my diagnosis was made, PTSD and TBI. I was flown stateside and spent about 3 months in the hospital. My PTSD is 100% disabling. My life is not the same and never will be. In addition to the stressors of dealing with PTSD/TBI, money worries were a constant. It takes a great deal of time to get benefits in place, both military and VA. During this time we became behind on some bills, had our furnace break down, requiring a new one, and had a car accident involving a deer. Salute Inc, was there for us in a heartbeat. They made the application process streamlined and got our bills paid for us in short order, so we could concentrate on the business of trying to heal and deal with our new normal. I am not sure how we could have done it without Salute Inc. Thank you, Salute Inc Written by Kimberly K Cox, POA for Major David Cox, USAF, RET

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?

2011

 
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My husband Cpl Yuriy Zmysly is an injured Iraq war veteran, he has a severe anoxic brain injury due to lack of oxygen after a surgery on base. He served two tours overseas and was awarded many medals. Because Yuriy wasn't injured in combat, we had a hard time trying to find groups that would help us. From the moment we met Salute Inc back in 2007, they offered their help right away. Because of Salute Inc, my husband has rehab equipment at home that he uses everyday, he has an adaptive bike that he rides outside, and they helped us get a home that is completely wheelchair accessible. All of these things helped change our lives for the better. We have our independence back, that we had lost after he was injured. We will always have Salute Inc in our hearts and they will always be a part of our family.

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?

2012

 
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