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Causes: Human Services

Mission: SALUTE, INC. is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical, and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families.

Target demographics: veterans and their families, active duty service men and women

Direct beneficiaries per year: 472 Veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: throughout the country

Programs: Emergency financial assistance: provides financial aid for rent / mortgage payments, food, utility bills, car-related expenses, 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.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab paralympic sports camp: This camp is 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.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a veteran with time being hard during the pandemic, Salute was able to helped out on our mortgage. Help is out there. Just need to find the resource.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Your help is greatly appreciated, you have taken great pressure off of myself and family.
Thank You So much, God bless!!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute Inc personnel were very patient and understanding. They worked very quickly with my case, as they are very familiar with the military and VA system (to include the delay in pay). This decreased my stress and anxiety levels enormously. I did not feel like I was a burden or receiving a hand-out, they were more than happy and willing to assist me. Just their service alone has inspired me to pay it forward when I am able to because I know it will be used with a caring heart. SFC (Ret) Washington.

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Kent M. M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute donations helped me to be able to attend the consoling I need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a disabled veteran with two kids. Salute, Inc helped me out when I needed the support. I’m very thankful for the support I was given by Salute, Inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a struggling veteran for years now. It has been difficult to find my way after my time in the service. Fortunately for me, I was lucky enough to stumble upon Salute. Salute helped change my life completely. Salute has helped me get into affordable housing. Salute helped make sure that I would be okay and be able to live a comfortable and affordable life. Salute was there for me every step of the way as well which made every simple and reassuring throughout the entire process. I can't express how grateful I am to Salute. Truly Salute is amazing and it brings me hope and happiness knowing that there are organizations out there helping veterans that are struggling, and in need. Thank you.

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Michael S.13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was in a bad situation right when I was getting out the army, I had no money in my account and no way of providing for my family. The simple basic needs were not going to be able to be met. I was so fortunate to have learned about the SALUTE and they blessed me in ways that I would forever be thankful for.

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Tiffany P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

While my fiance was away, money was tight and Salute Inc. helped us to get caught up on our utilities. We had been behind and were paying what we could, so have the bill settled was a huge relief.

Thank you so much!

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Johnson R W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was tremendous in assisting me with bridging the gap in my life as I attended to my Self Care. I am most grateful to the Staff at Salute.

Thank you...

V/r

WRJ

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Phillip W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, I am an Army veteran who needed assistance for my family due to a loss of income and my disability. SALUTE was right there to help us with our unfortunate circumstance. SALUTE gave my family a hand up. What a blessing they were for us making sure that we could meet our needs.

Thank you,
The Williams family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute Inc. went beyond my expectations and helped me and my family when i needed it most. I was able to concentrate on my recovery and getting better because i didn't have to stress about any financial stressors. Thank you so much. I am glad that there are organizations like Salute INC. helping us Veterans. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Living in a veteran friendly city, I come across plenty of resources which aim to help veterans but often the people behind the project don't understand the veteran's journey. Salute gets it! The Salute staff were professional and friendly during the screening process even helping with advice for immediate needs they were not able to cover. Their mission is perfectly aligned with what veterans need to receive the level of care which helps propel us all to the next level. I am forever grateful for the financial assistance my family received from Salute which gave me an opportunity to take my healing to the next level. Thanks you Salute!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After being injured on my last tour in Iraq, I returned home only to find I could no longer work with my injuries. Before being medically retired and forced to live off half my pay, I was also getting surgeries and trying to recover from my injuries. Because of the financial strain of not being paid prior to my medical retirement, we were forced to file for bankruptcy and lost everything.

We have since been trying to slowly dig ourselves out of this hole and trying to get our family of six settled again. Then I received bills from the military, saying I owed $1,000 for equipment they could not account for (although I had turned it in years earlier) and $1,200 for their SGLI life insurance that was supposed to have been stopped by my unit when I out-processed. I tried to appeal, with no success. We obviously were not able to pay these bills, as we were still recovering financially. I tried to get help from other sources, but was unsuccessful.

Then I found Salute! They offered to cover our mortgage payment for a month, so we could pay these bills. After everything we had been through since I returned from the war, I was finally given grace and help! I cannot thank them enough for helping me and my family!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute has helped our family tremendously while we were in a tough spot financially. While my husband was in treatment for learning ways to cope with his disability endured while serving in Iraq, Salute provided a means for our family to stay in our home and stay a float while my husband took care of himself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

First I want to start by saying thank you to the Salute Inc organization for being patient and understanding to my situation. Without there help my family would have lost more than we have gained. My case manager Tina was the best and she was knowledgeable and patient which is very hard to find these days. SaluteInc.org is by far one of the best organizations that I have had the privilege to learn about. Continue the good job and again thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
Oscar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

With just a call and a brief story of my situation. This organization guided me thru their procedures and helped me immensely with what i was dealing with financially.

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Xavier G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were able to help with a debt I had that was preventing me from getting my own place and have helped clear that issue

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Several months ago I was in a bad place and knew I needed help. I was referred to the Boston Red Sox Foundation, Home Base Program for veterans, who in turn, referred me to Salute, Inc. After my work at Home Base was complete, they submitted my application to Salute. Within a week I get a call from Tina S, who went over the details and the help Salute can provide. There just aren't enough stars to rate or words to express my gratitude the help that Tina, Sheilya and the entire Salute program has given me! Two amazing people, that I will likely never meet, helping a total stranger/veteran just shows the big hearts they have and the great character they each possess. I am forever grateful and humbled for the huge help Tina (who I worked with mostly), Sheilya and the entire Salute program has been to me. I hope this great organization for veterans continues to grow, succeed and excel and more veterans are made aware of it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much again to Tina, Sheilya and the Salute program!

Very grateful,

Mike

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War. I suffer from back injury, headaches, and PTSD etc. Under these conditions, it is difficulty to find suitable work or maintain gainful employment that is responsive to my condition. Unfortunately, I fell back on my rent and worried about how I would pay it. Thanks to Salute, I was reminded that organizations and people do care and are willing to assist veterans in need. Mrs. Tina has worked closely on my case and reassured me no veteran will be left behind. Salute has restored my dignity by offering a generous donation towards my rent. Now, I am able to maintain my shelter while working with my treatment team towards recovery. Thank you guys. Happy Holidays!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I asked for help when I needed it most. Thankfully Salute Inc. was good enough to come through. I am a grateful USCG Veteran. Thank you for what you do for people like me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute helped me in so many ways than one. As a veteran who's having a hard time finding employment they really helped me push through with helping me keep the lights on. This helped me focus on finding employment instead of stressing on the finances I didn't have and I was able to land a job the following week. Thank you Salute and thank you for donations that do indeed help families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has provided a great service to me and my family! It means a lot that they made it possible for us to move into a new home! They've been great!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year, I was hospitalized in Rush U hospital for about a month to address some combat inflect disability. Not surprisingly, my bills started to pile up during my hospitalization.
Salute, Inc helped me big time during those difficult time. It make my treatment possible.
Highly recommended and thank you for supporting to our combat injured warriors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in need to go to the hospital for around three weeks, but can't afford to cut some of my potential works as I work time to time as an individual contractor. Salute, INC came in and helped me to covers some of my major expenses, which allows me to go to an Intensive outpatient program to get my combat related issue taking care.
It helps me on the long run.

Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute was very helpful to me and my family after my wife had an accident with our only car and they stepped in to help us. Thank you very much! the Oriental's family

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Eli R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute, Inc. was very caring and polite, I was going through a tough time and Tina was awesome at getting help to me. They saved the day and helped to lift some weight off of my shoulders during a time where I didn't know what else to do. Thank you

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Nathaniel Herring J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was having trouble keeping up with my light bill because of unemployment and I asked Salute, Inc. for assistance. Salute, Inc. helped take care of my light bill so I am now able to keep them on without having them cut off.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff off Salute Inc. were both caring and understanding of my situation. They stepped in and made a mortgage payment to my lender during a financially tough time for me and my family. I am forever grateful for their services.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Army Vet that needed help. I applied to Salute INC and spoke with Tina. She was great and got my situation taken care of earlier than I expected. I can’t thank her enough. Great organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Angela and Salute, INC. went above and beyond the assistance I was hoping!! The assistance I received has made my mental and physical medical conditions a little easier to deal with thanks to the generosity of the donors and staff of this amazing organization!! From the bottom of my heart I want to Thank Everyone for the Assistance that went above and beyond anything I asked for.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lynne is a wonderful loving woman who has been there financially as much as she could be and is a blessing to have in our lives ! Couldn't be more thankful

Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute Inc has been wonderful. They helped me get my truck repaired after hitting a deer on my way to work. I so much appreciate the fast way they responded and got my vehicle repaired. Thank you so much Salute, Inc.

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SCHarmon

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an Iraq disabled veteran who is/was in need of assistance for funding of food, rent and utilities. Due to my disabilities which include Stomach Surgical Disorders, PTSD, and Sleep Disorders; I am unable to maintain being employed. My VA doctor has persuaded me to file for a higher VA disability rating/unemployable rating along with Social Security. It has been stipulated that these benefits will not transpire until the end of September time frame, if not longer.

In October of 2015 I became homeless after leaving the VA Hospital for mental health treatment. It has taken great strides since then to have my own place and although I had been working it's because of my limitations lost two good jobs. I now have a better understanding how someone to include veterans become homeless and being on the streets or in a veterans shelter. This was a horrible experience and I do not wish to return to.

Salute Inc. via the assistance from IAVA (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America) they were able to assist in my rent plus late fee's. This was a huge weight lifted from my burden and stress. I am hopeful the VA claim I filed for comes through very soon. Today, 09 August 2017 is a great day! Thank you Salute Inc.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband,whose is a veteran, and I have been going through some financial hardship. He has been currently unemployed for more than 6 months. Only income coming in was from his disability and my employment. We had exhausted our savings and was starting to get behind on utilities, car notes, and other bills. With the guidance of a VA Social Worker who recommended Salute, Inc, we would have lost both vehicles. They were able to help bring us back up to date on our vehicles, utilities and the relieved a tremendous amount of stress off us. We're still not completely out the hole but were are able to see the top now. Thank you Salute Inc.

Mr. And Mrs. Reginald Jacobs

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to the prompt financial assistance that Salute Inc provided to my client(Veteran) and his family. I truly appreciate Jenn and her dedication to assisting this Combat Veteran and his family. Once again, thanks for all that you do to assist those who put their lives on the line for our Country!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was really struggling to get caught up my electric bill and stay top of rent. I was introduce to Salute who save the day and let pay my past due and keep power. I couldn't say thank you enough...

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Joshua36

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family got the help we needed from Salute Inc. They were courteous, helpful and timely. I would recommend them to someone looking to help others.

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Erin132

Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute Inc is my favorite non-profit!! They're quick and kind and roll in to help when you think you have no one. Thanks again!!!!!
Robert and Erin C.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Salute inc responded in a timely manner to our requested after we had put the application for financial assistance. My family and I were experiencing a financial hardship which with the help of salute inc, we were able to stabilize our financial status at this time. This organization is for veterans and their families who provide support and financial assistance. They are very kind and helpful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5


I wanted to give you and the Salute Inc. organization once again a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys made the process in assisting my and my family during this very difficult financial period very simple and with care. This organization was the ONLY ONE out of the more than 9 others out there I requested assistance from that actually even bothered to contact me much less even try to provide assistance!
I'm very grateful for the professionalism & efficiency you in particular showed me during the process.
I would hope all that are thinking in donating to a truly "worthy" and notable organization for veterans choose Salute Inc. because it actually made a difference for my family and I.

Sincerely,
S. L.
Sgt. U.S. Army
OIF/OEF

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the psychologist in a crisis-focused intensive mental health treatment program in the Chicago VA system. My team and I regularly use Salute Inc to seek emergency assistance for our veteran clients, who present with a range of serious crises that truly require rapid intervention and support. I have consistently found Salute Inc to be a caring and reliable resource for these "wounded warriors". The staff are always efficient and supportive, and the process is extremely user-friendly, from initial application to disposition. My job would be a lot harder without this organization; Salute Inc consequently has a top spot in my virtual "rolodex"!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Salute is a wonderful organization run by dedicated caring individuals. The donations quickly reach those that need assistance. I am most impressed by the number of people they help with such a lean corporate staff. It's nice to be able to help those that have sacrificed so much to ensure our continued freedom.

Deana11

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

An extremely dedicated group of compassionate individuals run this organization. The Salute Group has made lasting impact on a great number of support recipients, volunteers, and donors. It's quite welcoming to know that the money given actually reaches the hands of those most in need! Salute Inc is a healthy non profit that actively assists our Vets "bridge the gap" until their VA benefits kick in. It is NOT a large bureaucratic non profit that engulfs a majority of the donations on it's own operating expenses.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a current Board member of Salute, I witness first hand how the organization lives its mission on a daily basis through its staff and volunteers of passionately serving the needs of military service members. The Salute Team models a consistent purpose through their efforts to raise awareness of the increasing needs of veterans and provide support to those men and women who dedicated their lives for our freedom. I am honored to be part of the Salute volunteer team and contribute to the organization's efforts to assist those who have served our country.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not benefitted from this organization as I am not a Vet. I do however want to say that I know of what this organization does and how it truly affects the families and people it helps. I am in awe of the commitment of the founders and staff at Salute. They have 1 mission only TO HELP when they can. I wish we had more committed people in this country to help our vets. These men and women do provide us the very blanket of freedom we all sleep under each night. So many have given their lives for this country. Thank you SALUTE for all you do for these brave American Hero's.

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Rick Daitchman and I have been a Volunteer, fundraiser AND donor for SALUTE INC for the last 5 years. My experience with this organization has been nothing short of amazing as they strive to help our Military heroes reintegrate back into family life after their Service to our country.
The organization cuts through the "red tape" and bureaucracy of many other aid organizations and directly helps Military families on a day-to-day basis .... whether it's a mortgage payment, household expenses, employment aid, psychological aid or procurement of needed medical equipment; Salute is transparent and gets the job done on a timely basis - before other organizations are finished filling out needless forms!
I have personally seen the recipients of the aid that SALUTE provides and I am honored to be associated with this group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

lefteye02

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization only helps vets in disability ratings above 70% and is not notated on their website but they do claim that they try to help veterans as much as they can but they cannot help me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Salute is everything we'd like a non-profit organization to be! They are small and sensitive group, agile enough to be able to react quickly, focusing all of their time and energy on those they help.

Of course, everyone has a special place in their heart for needs they feel touch them most closely. Salute has chosen to do all they can to assist members of the U. S. military services, veterans, and their families. Members of our military have always been there for ALL Americans. So, Salute emphasis is on a more universal interest, not one concentrated on helping a more narrowly focused group.

Sometimes military personnel, veterans, or their families need assistance beyond what the government provides. I love the fact that Salute is there to step in to make sure each of these people is treated with the honor and dignity they deserve as human beings, but also for all they have given to us and our country.

I have seen Salute help both individuals and families who had reached the virtual breaking point, bringing them back by providing the sound footing to move forward. What could be better?
My compliments to all who work at, with and through Salute!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Social Worker in the largest Combat PTSD Residential Program in the country. I had a Persian Gulf War Veteran - married - one child - in our 90 day hospital/residential Program. He had some unexpected unfortunate circumstances that left him searching for housing. He found housing and was under the impression that his church would help with costs. He moved his family out of one home and into another. He did not have enough money to move in and was being forced to leave again. SALUTE came to the rescue. I rarely have to assist Patient's in finding financial resources. I was given list after list. Almost all were only helping OIF/OEF. Salute was kind, understanding and AMAZING! They rescued this very sweet family. I am in awe at their generoisity and kindness. THANK YOU SALUTE!!!!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Salute provides much-needed support to military families that need a helping hand. In the United States we have a gap between government assistance and private charities and many military families find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff has said that it is up to grass roots organizations (such as Salute) to help take care of our military service people, veterans and their families. Salute provides assistance through many programs, including direct assistance, financial aid for rehabilitation, home remodeling/adaption and therapeutic sports camps and activities. The founders and volunteers of Salute work tirelessly to raise money to help military members and their families. The organization is inundated with requests for help and the financial requirements are tremendous. Salute is a great organization founded on solid values of helpfulness, caring, honor and transparency.