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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Active Heroes’ mission is to strengthen active duty military, veterans and their families in order to provide the coping skills to manage the stress and the triggering points that lead to suicide.

Results: Active Heroes is dedicated to connecting and helping America’s military families through physical and mental therapy, home repairs and community outreach, financial assistance and community reintegration to halt the triggering points and stress associated with “hard times” that lead to suicide.

Target demographics: Veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: The Active Heroes Retreat, Wounded Veteran Lifetime Funds, Active Challenges/ Physical Therapy and Community Outreach/ Veteran Home Repairs

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed this mission save lives, first hand. Ran by leaders beyond reproach. Quickly building unconventional support groups for vets with PTSD and suicidial tendencies daily. A great vision to accomplish and many important missiond achieved along the way. Major (Retired) Justin Fitch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An excellent charity, I have seen them personally go above and beyond for verterans and their families.

Daniel R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering since they opened the first community center. They are committed to the mission of ending veteran suicide.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since day one, my family and I have loved this group & try to hrlp them out. They do so much for the Veterans. Every chance we can, we sing the praises for Active Heroes. We donate and ask our friends to donate to this excellent group. We also volunteer every year for their Stand at Attention Competition. Last year we even brought some of the local ROTC students with us. Can not say enough about this group. They ROCK!!!

Jamie J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a disabled veteran I've received free Crossfit workouts at a local gym and free massages. A huge help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Active Heroes has done so much for my husband and our family. Our first interaction with Active Heroes started when our family was chosen for a Room makeover. Not only did they finish a room for my husband that would be a man cave/ retreat place for him, but they also took notice that we didn’t have a functioning kitchen and re-did the entire kitchen for us! During that time Active Heroes became family to us. It was great for my Husband to have a verteran community he felt proud to be a part of. We loved helping them fundraise and felt like we could help this charity give to other veterans like they gave to our family. They are always just a phone call away and still help us whenever they can. When I was pregnant with my second child Troy and Mareike Yokum even brought Babies R Us gift cards so I could get what we needed for the baby. They are always checking on us to see how we are doing. They are a true blessing and I’m glad to have Active Heroes in our lives!

Deidre C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A++ non-profit. Very honest and genuine people who are passionate about their cause. After many years of seeing them grow, their community involvement has become second to none. I know that my donations are being used wisely and effectively. If looking for a non-profit to donate too, I highly recommend Active Heroes.

Rob C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for this non-profit for many years. I've seen them turn their donations and in-kind gifts into lifesaving miracles for warriors battling depression and suicidal ideations. They're building a Military Family Retreat complete with life sustaining resources for anyone in a dark place. I wish I could give them a 7 out of 5. Amazing.

1 John D.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran, served quite a while. The mentorship, comradery, and the overall feeling of belonging is what this place has done for me.

Niki5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Was able to volunteer at multiple events with Active Heroes. I love all the work we have been doing to help veterans!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for years with a variety of places, but this is the first organization I feel like I'm impacting many at once and not just because of one-on-one time! There have been so many veterans of all eras we have helped impact lives for... especially my own!

Jason T. H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am continually more impressed with Active Heroes the more I learn about them. These hard working, selfless men and women work tirelessly to save lives and heal families in our community. There are too many specifics about their programs to name, but the impact they are making is undeniable!

Mike C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great charity. They do a great job of helping our Vets. The retreat is really nice2

Josh Grinthorr D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Active Heroes is a wonderful organization that works hard to save and improve American Veterans lives. I have had the joy of working with them several times and look forward to working with them more. The Derby City Whisker Club heard about them while looking for a benefactor of our facial hair competition. When we looked into Active Heroes, we were excited at the potential of being involved with them and wouldnt change our choice.

Nick71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Active Heroes goes above and beyond for the veterans they help and the teams that host events. I am proad to be a part of this amazing organization. As a veteran with PTSD, Active Heroes is the greatest organization that helps veterans in my opinion.

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ActiveHeroes 09/17/2016

Thank you Nick!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

A lot of funds were raised with very little to show for it and a very delayed output. Those that put the most in to earning were taken advantage of. The "leadership" is severely lacking. After a big board shakeup we haven't heard anything in the form of positive changes and there has been little to no activity.

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ActiveHeroes 09/15/2016

Active Heroes has a lot of accomplishments and activity. You might not know where to find them. Check out the 2015 and 2016 accomplishments: https://activeheroes.org/about/financials/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never seen a more dedicated and heart felt organization who's entire mission is life is to help military and their families. They breath it and eat it with every ounce of their soul. They have done so much good and it's seems endless the things they can get accomplished . I love and I am proud to know Active Heroes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Active Heroes truly makes a difference in the lives of our most vunerable military families.

1 Tina110

Client Served

Rating: 5

Active Heroes goes above and beyond to provide many activities and services for veterans and military men and women and their families. Providing this support and having a place to go gives these heroes a place to get help and relax and have fun. Preventing one veteran suicide is amazing, but on average the are 22 a day. Support your military and support Active Heroes. Thank you Active Heroes for being there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure in participating in a few ruck march's with Active Heroes on the marathon route in Boston. I would have a hard time fully describing the true impact they have had on my life. They are life changing, bonding experiences.

My first year I was lucky enough to be lead by Justin Fitch. An absolutely phenomenal man with a drive, passion and dedication that few possess. In the following years and at the ruck in his memory the march continued to surpass my expectations.

I went in not really knowing what to expect but wanting to show my support for those who protect, serve and sacrifice for this great country. The morning started off with a motivational speech and then I watched 22 people take a knee representing the 22 lives a day that are lost to Veteran suicide. In the moment of silence that followed the power of what we were about to take on and the reason for it hit me.

I saw countless yellow ribbons, photographs of loved ones: husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends, fathers and mothers pinned to the back of rucks and being carried. American flags were proudly displayed. I asked people to tell me stories about the people in the photographs. I wanted to know what they were like. Hear the tellers favorite memories of the ones they lost. There were tears, laughs but most importantly there was a sense of camaraderie.

The logistics and planning that went into making this day a HUGE success were incredible. Check in was easy and they kept the group moving along as a comfortable pace. There were planned stops and a follow camper for anyone needing a break. We had police escorts most of the way and a planned stop at a VFW for lunch and a small 'service'. There were always people checking in to see how you were doing or if you needed anything. If you were ever short of motivation to continue walking all you needed to do was look left or right and you find it right next to you.

We walked down Boylston St towards the marathon finish line as a group. Finishing the same way we started. The hugs, tears and smiles were overwhelming and I knew without a doubt that I would continue to return to this amazing event every year possible.

Come be a part of a truly remarkable experience!

1 Joe_67

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Current serving National Guard member. Been working with Active Heroes for almost four years now. A charity that is providing great commaraderie to those separated from service. While also providing support and direction to get a host of services and treatments to those looking for career advice to alternative hearings like music and art therapy. Great organization and greater transparency in a very crowded and cloudy npo space.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is the driving force behind raising awareness for veteran suicide and providing assistance to those in need

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I didn't get to serve my country the way I wanted to. This amazing organization gave me the chance I was looking for. I have never dealt with a more dedicated, caring, and selfless group of people in my live. I have been a Team Leader for just over a year now and the mutual support is unbelievable. And let's not forget their mission..."reducing the veteran suicide rate from 22 a day to 0." Is there a better cause?