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.
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This organization does an excellent job, taking care of veterans with an approach to heal the veteran and the family. I have changed a lot since my injuries...and not all for the good. I feel it so important not just to help me but my family as well. I need them as much as they need me and they need to be healed as well. I cannot thank CSAH enough and the many volunteers and people who donate. I never imagined just how much a short period of your life spent in combat could alter you for the rest of your life. It's not easy being sent over seas to fight only to come home and find out you will have to spend the rest of you life just trying to fit in and enjoy life again.
The work of the Coalition touches the lives of combat wounded veterans & their families all over the US. They are problem solving and giving support more than a lot of the other organizations out there today. Financial assistance, Education support, Holiday meal checks and one of the coolest work-from-home programs in existence! I love this team of Veterans, Patriots and spouses!
I work for The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and I'm proud to do it! We at the Coalition have made great strides to improve our transparency, increase our efficiency and to do the most we can for our wounded and disabled veterans from OIF/OEF/OND. In 2012 the Coalition welcomed a new leader and since that time our ratings, our efficiency and giving ratios are the best they've been in recent years. We do use direct mail to raise funds and spread awareness for the needs of our wounded veteran families. One example of those fundraising dollars at work is our Heroes Thanking Heroes program which employs 30+ wounded veterans or their spouses to thank our donors while still providing income for their families. Also, we recently mailed over 1,000 Easter gift checks to provide families the means to celebrate a special family meal. For Thanksgiving that number was around 3,000. If you have questions please contact me for more truths. email@example.com (515)868-4470
My wife and I work hard to be financially responsible. We make every dollar count for our family of 5. We were discharged from the caregiver program with very little notice. This impacted our monthly income drastically. We were forced to resort to using credit cards to keep our family afloat. Without the help of this organization we would have gone into a large amount of debt with a massive interest rate. The salute to hero’s group was the only group that was willing to give us a helping hand in our time of need. We were able to pay down to credit cards and pull ourselves out of financial peril because this group cared enough to help. They actually paid our mortgage, a car payment and sent a check for food within 3 days of applying for assistance. The assistance provided gave us just enough time to complete a home equity cash out loan that allowed us to elimanate $1164 of monthly bills, which in turn allowed us to live debt free on our new monthly benefits allotment. Thank you Salute yo Hero’s!
All my family and I can say is; unbelievable! I did not really know what there was out there, in terms of helping veterans during hard times, and we were appreciative to come across Coalition to Salute Heroes. Several days later, after filling out the required forms, we were contacted by representative Neida Sotomayer. Neida maintained contact through email and phone, and assisted us with our request. We cannot express how thankful we are; however, we have been spreading word of this selfless organization, via Facebook and friends, to donate so that others might receive the same kindness we were afforded. Neida, Thank you :)
The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes helped me when I was going through some life changing health/physical issues, that in turn caused me to also experience a temporary financial hardship. The application process was straight forward, and response time was excellent! I will be forever grateful for the help that they provided me in a very difficult time of my life.
We are struggling due to lost of job and difficulty finding a job with disabilities. My wife can not work due to young children and one being disabled. This amazing organization stepped and helped pay our car payment. What a blessing this is. Now we can keep our vehicle that holds are whole family.
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I love the coalition and all the work they do to support veterans! This year we were surprised when we found a check in the mail to pay for our Thanksgiving day. To have time to spend with our family and not have to worry about how to pay for it or budget in advance is amazing. I'm grateful that the Coalition supports veterans and their families.
My husband and I were invited to attend the 2018 Heroes freedom week in NYC. This trip was life changing. Everyone in attendance felt like family, the staff outdid themselves and made sure everything was taken care of. As a couple we learned how to better communicate with each other, we got to spend some free time in NYC to do what we wanted. Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes has also sent us checks for a holiday meal in the past. It meant we could have thanksgiving meal without having to worry about money. We can not thank them enough for all they have done for us.
When I first came in contact with this foundation, I was a disabled mess-vet, a single mother, raising five kids, just trying to live. It was because of this foundation that I was able to get military challenge coins back after losing everything to a house fire. It was thanks to this organization that showed my new husband the beginning stages of how important being my caregiver was. It was through this foundation that I found out about Warrior to soulmate. This foundation has continuously blessed me financially when I had no idea how I was going to be able to be there for my family. I thank God for this foundation, the donors, and for the staff who continue to make this foundation thrive.
The Coalition To Salute America’s Heroes has done so much for my family. They gave my wife and I new tools to better understand and communicate with each other.
This was the 1st time for both my wife and I to New York, New City and Times Square. It was one of the best trips we've had in a longtime together and with an AWESOME Group of People and Heroes. Not only was I able to face a few of my fears, I had a lot of assistance there to help me along to get through them too. To be able to see my wife smile like she did, was AWESOME. The last thing, just meeting NEW friends was the TOP of the cake. That in-itself was more for me alone. Thank You Coalition To Salute Americas Heroes.
Thank you for this awesome experience. It helped my wife and I learn how to communicate with each other better than we have before.
Amazing Organization!! Friendly and helpful staff! The Coalition has also helped our family in so many ways, And we will be forever thankful.
The Coalition to Salute Americas heroes has been an invaluable organization for my family and I. They have stepped in when we had no one to support or help us. They go above and beyond what a nonprofit would usually do. The staff and donors are amazing human beings with a heart that bleeds red/white/blue. God bless you all and keep up the great work.
My husband and I can't not say enough about The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes. A few years ago we were struggling financially and didn't know how we were going to give our 3 daughters a Christmas. After applying I received a phone call. I didn't feel judged. It was very easy to open up and talk. If it weren't for tur Coalition we wouldn't have been able to give our daughters the Christmas they deserve.
The Coalition is one of the most amazing organizations. We just done a Trip to New York which in turn brought me and my husband together closer. Also taught us how to communicate better. We thank you and you will never know what you have done for our family when we needed it the most..
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
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!!!
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!