My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS, Annandale, VA, USA
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".