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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Substance Abuse Prevention, Veterans

Mission: The Coalition to Salute America''s Heroes, started in 2004, as a way to help the transition process for the wounded and disabled war on terror Veteran population. The organization helps to augment the support provided by the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor.

Target demographics: veterans disabled in the war on terror

Direct beneficiaries per year: veterans from all over the United States with emergency aid

Geographic areas served: throughout the United States

Programs: The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. Through our programs of aid and assistance, the Coalition offers individual contributors, corporations and volunteers many ways to give so these veterans and their families receive what they need and deserve in return for the sacrifices they made for us. Restoring hope to a wounded hero can take a lifetime. Rebuilding his or her life takes a commitment from all of us. You can help do both by making a direct tax-deductible contribution, an in-kind donation or by volunteering your time. If we work together, we can succeed in our mission, and the men and women who were heroes on the battlefield can return home as heroes to their families and communities.

Community Stories

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2005 when I was 1st injured my family and I struggled with bills and food and not knowing where we were going to stay after a honorable discharge but 0% from the Army. My wife and I continued to work various jobs to make ends meet. In 2008 we where fortunate enough to receive help from the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes in which they payed our late payments on rent and utility bills that helped get us through the cold winters in Colorado. They also invited our family to attend a Road to Recovery conference which helped provide workshops and seminars to help get us back on track with sustainability for our future. Myself and my wife where both asked to be a part of a program within the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes organization in the capacity of a call representative where we made thank you calls to our generous donor's that helped with our financial dilemma in 2005. If it was not for the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes I don't know where we would be today. They have helped us sustain work and residency and we are very grateful that they continue to do this for many more veterans and their families. I also want to add how disheartening it is to see how some Veterans or spouses have tried to blemish this great organization after being helped themselves by them. I only pray that they will come to realize when they struggled this organization was there for them.

Comments ( 1 )

CSAH Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our story began in December 2017 when I had an unexpected brain surgery and was diagnosed with a rare. Autoimmune disease. I being the caregiver and worked full time as a nurse was unable to take care of my husband Army vet with PTSD or help provide for my family. The Coalition stepped in and paid almost $3000 worth of bills for us. It was such a relief. Then we were chosen for the Hero’s Freedom weekend in New York. Wow what an amazing organization they thought of every small detail to help our veterans navigate through the city with their disabilities. They gave us tools with the PAIRS program for our marriage to come home with. I can’t say enough about this wonderful organization. Thanks from the very bottom of our hearts, The Coles

Michael D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Fabian, my wife found the CSAH through Facebook. At first I didn't know what to expect, then we got word that we were accepted for the retreat to NYC. I was nervous about going because I don't really get out much. But, boy was it amazing!!!! The staff and other veterans and caregivers were great to be around. There was so much to do, and the city was incredible. If there were anyone I can take away from this trip, it is that there are others that care, and are willing to help bring a veteran and their family away from darkness. And these are the people. Thank you to everyone!!!

Ryan M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I were invited to Hero Freedom Weekend 2018. I have to say that this retreat was more than my wife or I ever expected. We were greated by friendly smiling faces. Made to feel right at home. The activities were absolutely amazing. The memories we made will be charished forever. My wife and I can not thank the coalition enough!

Client Served

Rating: 2

I asked for financial help through this organization and they helped with no issues. They caught me up to all of our bills and set us up to be able to stay financially stable. Unfortunately the counselor that was assisting me with my bills let the organizations bank account open for Wells Fargo to charge. I was contacted by Wells Fargo and they told me that the Coalition had left the account opened and they took back the charges so now I am 3 months behind and it shows up on my credit. The coalition was contacted and they said that they will not help because it was Wells Fargos fault not theirs yet the Coalition were the ones that left their bank account opened to get charged. Also this is causing me to possibly wait another year to purchase the house that my family and I were looking at. If anyone asks the Coalition for financial help make sure you work with someone that knows what they are doing. Also according to resources this is not the first time that they left their accounts opened for banks to continue to charge them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I first entered the Veteran community, I was a colleague of a "Famous" Veteran. At that time, I had no clue how many organizations were out there supporting our First Responders, Military, and Veteran Communities. There are over 50,000 nonprofits "claiming" to help. Yet, in the last five years I have witnessed less than 100. Most have a good idea or focus, yet lose sight of the mission.
By far, CSAH has never said "no". They have helped every person I have sent their way either directly or they have found the organization that can help that individual or family.
They continue to go above and beyond for our Veterans and their families.
I am now a sponsor and wish I could give more.
I am now the wife of a combat survivor and rely on the CSAH in many ways.
Blessings to our Combat Survivors and their families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CSAH is by far the best Veteran based organization out there today. I have been able to refer over two dozen Veterans and their families for assistance, not limited to yet to include: housing assistance, marital issues, PTSD, and much more. I personally had one of their volunteers speak with me during my recovery (which was over 3 years). After my release from the hospital, a long relationship with CSAH started. I now enjoy being a part of client base.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is an amazing organization, that has helped my family immensely. They not only provide emergency assistance, but they also provide an opportunity for the Wounded Veteran, or their caregiver/spouse, to work from home and earn a living. Providing emergency assistance is so vital to our families, but providing an opportunity to establish a new career, can truly change someone's life. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes has been an amazing blessing in our lives, and we will be eternally grateful!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This was an absolute wonderful experience for myself and my husband. It helped us to bond so much more as a couple and it helped my husband (veteran) to deal with a lot of anxieties from PTSD and being around an entire group of people who knew the struggles we have been facing for years. Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity.

The Krigers

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a wonderful organization who helps wounded veterans and their families in time of need. They come together and welcome people into their family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Coalition to support Americas heroes was extremely helpful to my family and I. While hospitalized , they took care of myimmediate financial burden and helped my family and I through a tough time. They were professional and courteous. I highly reccomend this organization!

Warmest regards

T A F

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have witnessed firsthand the inner workings of the organization; their governance and full disclosure, their judicious effort to keep spending to a minimum and to be good stewards of hard earned donations, and most importantly, their altruistic heart to serve America’s disabled veterans. You can feel proud to partner with this organization!

Donor

Rating: 5

With so many organizations out there claiming to help our veterans, it can be difficult to figure out where your contribution should go. But after spending a significant amount of time with the families served by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, I have no doubts they are the best of the best. While other groups are spending their donors' money to "raise awareness", CSAH goes straight to the families of our wounded vets and gets them whatever help they need. It all starts with helping pay bills like a mortgage, reducing the risk of homeless substantially, but this organization also goes above and beyond to help out vets find new jobs (or jobs for their spouse). I've even seen instances where they offer marriage counseling. Bottom line in this group does whatever is needed to both save and improve the lives of our severely wounded veterans. I give as much and as often as I can, but we all know there is no dollar amount that can be placed on a human life. Thank you CSAH!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Coalition proves immediate help for immediate needs. I have personally met several of our nation's wounded veterans whose lives have been deeply impacted and benefited by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. Instead of giving away back packs, they cover the necessities like travel for loved one's to be by their spouses side, mortgage payments, diapers, and so many other things. Top notch organization that's doing a lot of good for the wounded veteran community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Coalition is a fantastic non-profit that truly helps disabled veterans nationwide. Their programs help avert financial crises and provide new hope for the service members and families in need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes dedicate their every fiber to improving the lives of wounded veterans who sacrificed so much for our great country.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just want to thank David, Jill and Gail for your commitment and dedication to the men and women. Words can’t express how much respect and love I have for you guys when I didn’t have nothing you were by my side. While I was transitioning to a homeless shelter you guys were there every step of the way with financial help and other workshops you guys put together to help me get back on my feet. Today I can say without the help from your organization my goodness where would I be honestly I was depressed I had sucidal thoughts I didn’t belong here anymore but you guys made a huge difference in my life. I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Neida Sotomeyer was nothing less than amazing from start to finish! The amount of effort she put forth to assist me and my family was unmatched to say the least. The Coalition To Salute Americas Heroes is absolutely AMAZING and they are people of their word! I owe so much to Neida for the selfless service she provided while helping my family and I get back on our feet. Now because of the Coalition, I am able to start on the path to rebuilding my financial situation. Thank you so much!! You guys are a godsend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is ernie westhafer and I have recently received help from this organization and I am very happy and pleased to have gotten help from this organization they were very professional and fast I wouldn't ask any help from anyone else on that note please please veterans if you need help get ahold of them

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are run by wounded veterans FOR wounded veterans and the ONLY national organization that actually pays the bills for disabled troops who are in financial crisis.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen first hand the amazing things this organization does for our wounded veterans. I've seen the effects of simple gifts on a service members life, all the way up to life saving counseling and most importantly, restoring hope and purpose in not just one person, but the entire family. They walk their talk here, not just a logo on a shirt, but true giving of more than just money.