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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families.

Results: FY 2017 (1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017) - 478 Families Served with 1 M Dollars. Overhead rate of 10.91%

Target demographics: with gaps in support for Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines who are Special Ops

Direct beneficiaries per year: Special Operations Service Members and their Families with immediate needs, PTS/TBI and other Heatlh treatment and Rehabilitative Therapy Adaptive Events

Geographic areas served: close support to the US Special Operations Command.

Programs: Immediate assistance to wounded, ill, or injured service members and family members and families of the fallen from the US Special Operations Command. The SOF Health Initiatives Program offers a full systems, patient-centric approach to medicine and creates an environment conducive to healing and recovery. Rehabilitative Therapy events foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assist the service member's rehabilitation and recovery from wounds/injuries sustained while serving our country.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Greetings, Some organizations help people and some like TFD make life transitions. This organization has made such an impact to our family in support, help and rehabilitation that I cannot express in words. They provided me with an opportunity to do things with my family that I have not been able to accomplish after sustaining my injuries. I fully support what this organization does, its beliefs, values and how we are a family! I will continue to support Veterans and the efforts of Task Force Dagger and staff. Thank you for all you do and always know you have an ally in Florida.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger serves Americans who have sacrificed so much for our country in their most desperate times of need. The assistance they provide to the men and women of the Special Operations community is truly special for a few reasons. The first is that they help not only the men and women who have served, but they also help their families and recognize that wounded, ill, and injured people heal faster and better with their families around them and supporting them. Secondly, TFD serves a community of people who are not used to asking for help. They do this by anticipating needs and providing for them. The staff understands the community they serve because they are a part of it. TFD turns into family very quickly. My family is very fortunate to be a part of theirs.

Finally, TFD spends money wisely, which I value in a nonprofit organization. As much as possible goes directly to assisting those they serve with very minimal overhead costs. This is done purposefully, not only because of the integrity of those in charge, but also because they believe so strongly in their mission to help others.

The joy and healing I’ve seen from TFD has been life changing. TFD is one of the best!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this group on their recreational therapy events in Key West. It is a fantastic event that gives families the time and space to reconnect after the injury of a service member. It's amazing to see the healing in the families. I think the work this organization does is incredibly important!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How cool to see Special Operators & their families, after years of significant sacrifice & scars, experience renewal, refreshment, & refocus in life!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger is an outstanding non-profit that provides 89 cents of every dollar to the wounded special operations soldiers and families it has dedicated itself to support. My entire family volunteers for this organization because their mission is well defined and they work tirelessly to support that mission, supporting wounded special operations soldiers and their families.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is a diamond in the rough. They have service, ethics, and compassion in their hearts. TFD is dedicated to ensuring that service members have the health and quality of life we all desire. They provide much needed aid to service members on a daily basis and provide rehabilitative and therapeutic events annually. There are not many organizations these days who ensure donations go to those in need.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Task Force Dagger Foundation for almost 7 years. During this time I have had the honor of working with our service members and their families and had the joy of working with an incredible organization and volunteer team on their Dagger Dive Rehabilitative Therapy Event. This event is only a small piece of what Task Force Dagger does. Task Force Dagger provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families in three core areas: immediate needs, rehabilitative therapy events and health care initiatives which provide functional medical solutions to the root cause of the illnesses and invisible wounds of the Service Members and their families. This is a foundation made up almost entirely of volunteers led by a husband and wife team who have made the Mission, Focus and Purpose of the foundation their lives providing healing to the service members, their families and those that volunteer with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger always goes above and beyond, even of their own mission. This group truly cares and touches the lives of those who have given us all so much. This country's special operators and their families. Simply being able to serve as a volunteer for a short week is one of the proudest times I have had.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have the greatest respect and admiration for Josh Collins, and his sidekick, George Hand. Because of them, I sleep peacefully. I am so eternally grateful for men and women like them. God Is!!! Rita sends...

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Have a neighbor who has been helped tremendously by TFD. He lost both legs in Afghanistan as a Green Beret. He's showing his appreciation by becoming an amazing crossfit type adaptive trainer to others. Amazing personality and a great neighbor. Thanks Task Force Dagger for being there for out guys.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

As someone who works with Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their families in a healthcare capacity, it is refreshing to see such dedication to an all -encompassing, purpose driven program focused on treatment as well as healing and recovery. I know where my money goes and how it's used---and everyone loves my TFD t shirts. Happy to support a great cause!
Martina Cartwright, PhD, RD
Scottsdale, AZ

5 Christine202

Client Served

Rating: 5

TFD is the most caring foundation on the planet. Their dedication to help wounded service members AND their families is unmatched. Thank you and your volunteer staff for everything you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Keith and Keline are the kindest people I have ever met. Their compassion and care for others is unmatched. Their SOF Health Initiative Program and their unwavering support have saved my husband’s life. I will forever be grateful for TFD.

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5 Janna B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently went on a trip with TFD and my husband and I cannot say enough kind words about Keline and the organization. Their passion for those serving and who have served in the military and their families is evident through their generosity and gracious compassion. Our family immediately felt surrounded by genuine and sincere love. We are incredibly thankful for TFD and all they do!

3 Michael301

Client Served

Rating: 5

TFD has been there for our family every time we have contacted them , especially with family support.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my daughters collage funding was pull 2 days before fall semester(DUE TO PAPERWORK MIx UP at the VA cpt 35 and FASA) my post 911 was denied again . TFD called with in 24 hours and helped us not only keep her in school helped with housing. They also reached out to others who could help and with in 48 hours her schooling was saved. To this day they keep in touch and following her . Thank you is not enough to these men I knew some from my SF career and some were strangers. Good to know you haven't been for gotten when you medically retire and someone has your back.
Michael Clements msg(retired)

5 Keith58

Client Served

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger has been a blessing for me. Not only are they funding for medical treatments that would not be done by the VA or DOD. But also putting like minded veterans together to help with the rough times. Allowing us to talk with those who are going through the same problems. I can't thank them enough. Keep up the great work.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When you need help TF Dagger is the number 1 benevolent organization I think or to call. They do NOT let you down...period.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger Foundation is like family to us. They are one of the top leading nonprofits in our community that gives back to the Special Forces families in a time of need. We highly recommend them for your in-kind donations because they truly put the funds to good use.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger is helping Special Forces Families that are dealing with PTSD.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of working with Task Force Dagger Foundation. Words can never describe the wonderful leaders of this group. Keith David and his wife Keline serve a life's purpose by helping Special Forces families in a time of need. Blessed to have them in our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger is an outstanding organization that provided support to my family in our saddest hour. I am so very grateful for the shoulder Task Force Dagger provided for me to lean on. What a Noble, Honorable organization looking out for soldiers and their families in their time of need. With a humble heart I thank you.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The Task Force Dagger Foundation is an outstanding organization that greatly helps Special Operations Warriors and their families with their noble mission and unique programs.

The Managing Director, Keith David, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces "Green Beret" Officer, and their entire team of distinguished Board of Directors and Advisors are extraordinary and heroic leaders with the highest integrity, honor and professionalism. I am honored to know and work with Keith David and the Task Force Dagger Foundation team.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TF Dagger continues to be one of the top non profits to work with. My SF organization has used them recently on numerous ocassions and their service and efficiency was one that is second to none. Families of our lost ones are taken care of to the highest standards.

TRG

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great non-profit that helps the entire Special Operations Family!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I just returned from the 2017 Winter Warrior retreat in Whitefish, Montana. We can’t express enough our gratitude to SFA Chapter 28 and TFD for this once in a lifetime trip. Everything about the retreat from the skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling the amazing dinners and the meeting new friends was amazing! The last 15 years and countless deployments has not been easy on the families and it was such a refreshing trip to spend with my wife before I head out again this month. Thank you again for your unwavering service to the Special Forces Regiment and our families! De Oppresso Liber

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just returned back from a TFD event in the Grand Cayman. All I can say is WOW!!! I had the time of my life. I got to see old friends and make new ones. TFD continues to go above and beyond to help injured SOF personnel. The event not only takes you away from the everyday struggles of injuries, but they allow you to feel apart of something more. You move at your own pace and you push yourself to your own limits. There is no Dr. asking you a ton of questions, just you and your brothers making it happen. Everyone suffers and struggles in their own ways. When you are surrounded by your brothers on your left/right; for that moment no matter how long it is you feel safe. You know that your brother has your back and you have his. Everyone has a list of injuries from PTSD, TBI, gunshot wound, amputation, etc but when we are all together we are NORMAL... We are one team striving for the same goal. We talk, we laugh, we cry. We salute our brothers/sisters that have made the ultimate sacrifice and we continue to strive to get better. We share stories that only "WE" would understand. We make jokes about each other that make you laugh out loud in the middle of a crowd. "SCUBA STEVE is dressed already"..."Did he get bit by a SHARK.... Can you please stop doing Cheetah flips Air hog"......."Here goes Muscles"......LOL!!! These moments can't be made with a pill, a shot or surgery. Memories like these do provide HOPE. It's moments like this that keeps us from the evils that we think about each and every day. TFD continues to make these memories for many of our injured SOF operators and I am honored to be apart of such a humbling organization. Thank you TFD.......

"JMFG"

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just returned from an event Task Force Dagger (TFD) and SOCOM coordinated. I did not ask to go, if you had asked me how I was doing I would of told you I was just fine. However, I wasn't fine and I didn't know it. My caregiver knew I wasn't well, she had noticed I hadn't left the house in about 4-5 months. I was exhausting her, this wonderful lady is always worried and caring to a point of fatigue. She needed a rest, I needed to get out. She knew TFD could help and the people would keep an eye on me. As I said she worries to the point of fatigue. The event was a dive trip to get your next level of diving certification. We had a group of guys that made me feel as if I was with family. You could challenge yourself and know those around you were looking out for you. Not only did I get out of the house I was thriving in a way I hadn't experienced in a long time. I have a new skill and confidence that I hope will continue to get me out of the house and my spouse some rest.

1 mommaB

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love, Support, Friendship, Caring, Encouragement, Challenging, these are a few words we would use to describe TFD. They are leading the way in how to assist wounded veterans and their families, to include recreational care, emotional care, and cutting edge therapies to better the lives of injured veterans. We would like to thank Keith and Keline for taking the time to invest in our family.

Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually, you have motivated so many, to do so much, with so little. Your organization is a reminder of the good in people.

Thank you.
Rick and Kristine

1 David359

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my unit refused to give my wife command sponsorship I was forced to purchase my wife's plane ticket out of pocket, this put a financial strain on my family. Task Force Dagger came in and covered the cost of the ticket. Thank you for your support TFD.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger helped to provide my family with a ray of sunshine in the dark months dealing with a terminal illness. Their kind words and support still bring comfort to this day.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to have been assisted and cared for without any hesitation when I felt all was lost. Thankfully the TFD Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to help those in times of need for families in their dark hours. I can not say or thank them enough for what they have done for my family. The contacts and people involved with this Organization are among those who hearts seem to have no boundaries for the care to do whatever they can, if they can. Thank you Task Force Dagger.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm not an SF guy but I have received outstanding support from Task Force Dagger. They have been most generous in supporting myself and my good friend Chuck Taylor (7 SFG). TFD provided transportation on a few occasions to support our excursions out west to participate in outdoor programs.

DANIEL LEONARD
MSgt, USAF (ret)
AFSOC

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a 100% disabled veteran we all begin the new year striving for new goals, new dreams, and a better quality of life. We do the best we can one step at a time, one day at a time.
With a new year comes a new set of challenges, struggles, and daily battles for ourselves, and our brother's on and off the battlefield.
Those of us who have experienced the unconditional love, genuine caring, and generosity of Task Force Dagger Foundation in order to make it through the harshest storms know what its like to feel alone and think there is nobody out there willing to help.
Each one us has a unique testimony that, when heard, reaches and helps countless of soldiers and families in need.
As the days of this new year go by, I encourage everyone reading this to help support, in any way, the Task Force Dagger Foundation. This foundation is truly a blessing and has been established for a great purpose.
My deepest gratitude and most sincere thanks to TFD. May this new year bless you with increased generosity, support, and growth.
Continue to be the bright beacon of light for all those in need and are struggling in the dark.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an active duty Special Operations soldier with over 19 years of service and countless deployments. Throughout my service I faced many challenges and struggles on the battlefield. Today, I face struggles on a different battlefield, my day-to-day life. What was once second nature has been lost. My struggles now begin with the simple task of getting out of bed, a task impacted by the physical and emotional constraints which have resulted from the compounding medical conditions I now face as a result of my service.

I have been diagnosed with Central Nervous System Hyperactivity/Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Polyneuropathy multiplex, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Severe Hypersomnolence and Insomnia, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, HHV-6 and the list goes on.

Due to the complexity of my case, most of my health care needs are unique and are rarely covered by insurance. Recently, I needed some specialty therapy equipment and within 24 hours of sending my request to the Care Coalition, Task Force Dagger was there to cover the cost of the items I needed.

TFD is truly committed to helping service members and have proven to me that they stand by their words “dedicated to providing immediate assistance to Wounded, Ill, injured” and “assists the service member's recovery from wounds or injuries sustained in the line of duty”

As we give thanks on the Veterans Day to all those who have served, I give special thanks for the support and generosity of Task Force Dagger helping all those who have served and are in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Task Force Dagger and all of those who support this Non profit for their tireless efforts in assisting the needs of our SOF members and families. TFD was instrumental and essential in ensuring that the family of MSG Childress were able to attend his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery this past October 2015. Through their tremendous efforts they ensured that his family could travel and had closure as well as ensuring that a member of our SOF community was honored appropriately. TFD dagger provided lodging and transportation for the family and for Eric's transportation to Arlington. They also paid over $5,000 dollars in expenses. I want to personally thank the foundation for their timely and immediate response to the family.

SGM Bonilla

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization bent over backward to make things happen and find the money to support the family of my friend, Eric Childress, a Green Beret. There were many complex situations and nuance problems, and Keith David helped overcome all the barriers. I am very grateful for all their patience and assistance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was burnt on 20 percent of his body and was sent to UNC hospital for his care .with our house and everything being a total lost task force dagger stepped in and completely took care of our stay and gas for the entire time I didn't have to worry about anything besides my family getting better.Task force dagger along with care coalition made it possible to not worry about anything we could not have survived this ordeal without them

Ginger13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just recently started volunteering for this foundation as a friend of mine introduced me to Keith and Keleen. I am the spoke of a combat wounded soldier from 3 Rd special forces group. I have had experiences with many foundations but have never seen the dedication to family inclusion and working towards healing the family and not just the soldier. I think they are fantastic and hope they let me stick around for a very long time!

Advisor

Rating: 5

After multiple times over the past few years of seeing how TFD stepped up in assisting critical times in the lives of our military families, I knew I had to be a part of this organization. TFD is truly centered on providing benevolent assistance to programs that enact a positive change in the lives of those who maintain our freedom.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger Foundation is positively impacting not only special operation soldiers but their families too. They focus on treating the entire family and serve with passion and purpose. A wonderful nonprofit with even more wonderful leadership.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Task Force Dagger Foundation best exemplifies a nonprofit that truly serves others. The level of care and support they give to our nation's heroes and their families is bar none. I'm honored to be associated with such a wonderful organization.

Joe_79

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Task Force Dagger Foundation has been there for me when I needed it most and then some for over two years now. Their first impression was such a lasting one that I now volunteer for them and give back whenever I can.

1 Josh29

Client Served

Rating: 5

TFD was there when I and my family needed them most. It may be rote to say, but how else to say it when so down and out, and it seems so hopeless. i was hospitalized for 3 months during possibly my darkest hour, and didn't know how my wife and kids would be cared for. TFD was there, and we never missed a beat! Forever in their service and debt.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger Foundation has given 1.3 million dollars back into the SOF community and did it all with less than a 6% overhead. No other organization offers the level of continual care and dedication to the SOF community as this foundation does.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TFD ..I can't say enough how wonderful this organization is. My daughter would not be a collage student if it were not for thier ever helping hand. I have never her the words we can't help from the other end of an email or phone call. The day will come where we can give back and help others in need through this band of brothers who continue to support each other when no one else will. Thank You for everything past and future

3 Marsha15

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to share the story of my Luke and how Task Force Dagger brought us to MRT treatment and changed our lives.
Last year Task Force Dagger helped Luke to get his autism service dog Lincoln. She is a great help and makes him so happy. I posted short video of him playing with her and squealing with joy on Facebook. Shortly after I was contacted by Task Force Dagger Foundation and they told us about MRT and they thought it might be beneficial for Luke, as they were already sending veterans with brain injuries.

After a ton of research I allowed myself to become excited, and we started to plan. When we first arrived at BTC in Newport Beach I was really impressed with the center and the compassion for the kids from the staff. Luke's EEG was no easy task, and they were so patient. His treatments were painless, and he really enjoyed them. Task Force Dagger was by our sides checking in and making sure we we had everything we needed during our entire journey.

Prior to our arrival Luke had some words, but he only spoke when prompted by tapping his chin. He never had an original sentence, thought, or expressed language. He would verbally stimm constantly and his play consisted of sensory seeking and stimming activities only. We were never able to go grocery shopping, or just walk through target or the mall. The lights, smells, sounds and people completely overwhelmed him. He would constantly melt down and bolting was becoming a MAJOR issue. He would run with no regard for safety right toward the street or nearest exit. He would also become so frustrated that he would hurt himself and hit me. Usually if he had a meltdown in the morning it would last the entire day. He was completely unable to transition from one activity or scenario to another without becoming extremely upset.

During our trial period I did not observe much of a difference. When his EEG review came back they said he was showing improvement so we decided to continue. On our second or third week there I was talking to Luke, as I always do, and not expecting a response and I said; "Lukey why didn't you want to go to the beach today with Mommy?" and he replied, clear as day, he made eye contact with me and said "Because I was busy momma." "say it again," I said in disbelief, and he did over and over. I cried and jumped around. My baby had spoken to me, with his own words, a real appropriate thought like it was second nature. He spoke. I felt like the world lifted right off both of our shoulders.

From there Luke snowballed and he picked up expressive language rapidly. By the end of the second month he all of a sudden had motor skills. He could swing a bat, tried to ride a scooter, and he could actually do his own buckles on his carseat. He continues to excel and succeed. I see more and more of him emerging from the autism fog daily.

He no longer bolts, he rarely stimms, and he talks. His speech is not at the level of his peers, but he is very close, and its there. He tells me when he has an ouch or what he is thinking or wants. It has been a miracle for our family.

Task Force Dagger has not only changed our lives for the better but they have, with out a doubt, given our son the opportunity to truly live his best life possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2014 our son was diagnosed with SPD (sensory processing disorder.) He also began showing various traits of autism. Through various weekly therapies we found out quickly that one major calming things for him was a dog that one of his therapist brought to work. We knew right away a service dog was what he needed to help him cope with his symptoms.

We began the journey and soon found out it was going to be a very expensive endeavor. My husband is a Green Beret and through the Care Coalition we met up with many organizations that were amazing and wanted to help our son get the dog he really needs. The Task Force dagger Foundation was the very first to stand up and give a very generous donation the ensured Luke receive his dog.

We can not express enough the love and thanks we have for this organization. What they do for the Special Operations community is admirable and remarkable.

Kim_201

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the privilege of helping with this amazing foundation every summer. The love and passion Task Force Dagger Foundation has for our Special Forces Soldiers and their families is quite amazing and I have the honor to experience and to serve those that have sacrificially given so much to our Country♡

Amy Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been amazing to my family and myself. The people that run this foundation are selfless people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am currently an instructor at SWTG serving my time before I head back to 1st Group. For a while my 4 year old daughter had not been on the charts for growth and was suffering from headaches, fatigue, and various other symptoms. While we thought that it was a hormone deficiency problem only, we pushed to have our daughter be approved for growth hormones through Tricare. Tricare disapproved of our request (Thank God), until we had conducted an MRI and blood work. On the 9th of April, 2015 I got a call while I was teaching some Q-Course students. My wife told me that our daughters MRI result came back and that she had a brain tumor and that it had been the cause of her stunted growth. We immediately met with the neurosurgeon the next day and pushed for surgery that following Tuesday. All this occurred very rapidly not allowing ample time to plan properly or coordinate for everything we would need. What followed the surgery was an intense amount of time in the ICU and hospital. This is where Task Force Dagger Foundation came in. They were on the phone with me (Peter Habitat) and were not only asking about my financial situation, but were also inquiring about our living conditions and our means of paying for gas and food. They immediately sent out gas cards, meal cards, and told me to just find a hotel and that they would cover the cost. They indeed paid for everything. We could not have been more blessed by such a supporting foundation. These individuals should get more praise for what they do and will be recommending their service and support to anyone I know that has to go through a family crisis. Thank you so much Task Force Dagger. You are truly a God send.

SFC Isaac Reyes

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to give a huge thank to the Task Force Dagger Foundation for helping us so much when our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My husband and I are a part of the SOF community. We found out our daughter had a brain tumor and then had surgery to remove it a few days after finding out. We live a good distance from the Childrens hospital and they provided assistance to drive back and forth while we were/are here. We are beyond grateful for the assistance. This is a great organization and not only us, but our families will spread the word on donating to helping other families in need. Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!!!

dbwinters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As another veteran supporting nonprofit, we have had the honor to support and see the significant impact TFD has on special operators and their families. This top notch group is an example to follow. Low overhead and thoughtfully managed. We have called on them for help and they were there with a smile. We recommend and highly encourage to donate to this team!

Dave Winters
Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunteer for TFD, I've seen the Warrior Spirit come back to our wounded Brother's who have suffered some horrific injuries. I help out with the 3-Gun Matches. The surprising or unexpected benefit of having our wounded Special Ops Warriors compete in 3-Gun Matches is the connection with the other competitors and the people in the gallery. They get a chance to see the cost of Freedom, and the character of the wounded Warriors competing along side of them. When your in the Army Special Ops community, you are apart of something bigger than one's self. TFD 3-Gun matches made available to our wounded Warrior Brothers and Sisters, once again gives them the chance to contributing to a mission bigger then their selves'. I'm proud also to be part of an organization that puts the majority of all money collected back into helping out our Wounded Warrior's and their families.
Strength & Honor
Randall Rawhide Wurst

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just recently my husband and I found out that he had a brain mass, the Army transferred him to Walter Reed in Maryland, where he would undergo surgery to remove the mass. We really did not have the funds for me to go up to Maryland with him but I went anyway. We were already behind in bills due to another family situation and with me being out of work would not help. Well come to find out, my husband has a grade IV GBM. The Task Force Dagger Foundation, supported us by sending us a check to help get caught up on some bills. I honestly do not know what we would have done with out their help.

The Task Force Dagger Foundation is a great and awesome foundation, the care and compassion we've received from everyone is nothing short then amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nearly 4 years ago, my husband had heard Keith present information on TFD at a briefing. He was interested in helping but had a deployment to address first. He'd intended to help in any way he could once he returned. Fate had different plans and half way through that deployment, he was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan. Neither of us expected to get involved with TFD on the receiving end, but we did.

Keith was there in person at Walter Reed shortly after Scott arrived and helped with an immediate need of getting our son a laptop so he could continue with his school work online. Since, our family has been a guest with the Dagger Dive in Key West and Scott has joined their 3-Gun team.

TFD and everyone involved with this organization are incredible people and go way beyond the call of duty to help our special operators and their families. This is an amazing organization and we can not say enough good things about them!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am responsible for all Wounded Ill and injured Soldiers throughout the SE. I have been dealing with TFD for some time. Time and again they have come through for our Special Ops Soldiers and their families.

Just recently they supported all of our Wounded Soldiers by flying them and their families to Key West Florida to attend the DAgger Dive. This is a certification for scuba event to some but to our Wounded Soldiers it is a MAJOR morale boos, confirmation that they can still do more than just lay in a hospital bed.

One of our Soldiers was debating pulling out but the managing director called me directly to see how he could assist. Mr. Keith assisted in having the Soldier's order's ammended so he could attend the dive and it gave the Soldier more time to get his affairs in order.

During the dive, Mr. Keith caught wind that one of our severely injured Soldiers wanted to marry his Fiance. He took it upon him self to make this happen. The Severely injured Soldier got his wish and married his fiance with his brothers that he incurred hi injury with and consequently spent the last 7months with in the hospital recoverying. This is the level of commitment that Task Force Dagger has for our Wounded Ill and Injured Soldiers. I could never thank them enough.

Respectfully,

Special Ops Advocate
Johnny M

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Team Sergeant with 7th SFG(A) and was recently deployed to Honduras, halfway through the deployment I suffered a heart attack and had to be transported back to the U.S. to the University of Miami Hospital for treatment. My parents and my fiancé immediately flew down to be with me during my treatment and recovery. My parents are not very well off and the cost of the plane tickets as well as hotel room / rental car put them in a financial strain. Upon returning back to 7th SFG(A) I was contacted by the USSOCOM Care Coalition Advocate and was presented with a very generous donation from the Task Force Dagger Foundation. I was shocked to have received this, I was also very grateful because with that donation I was able to help my parents cover the cost of the plane tickets, hotel and rental car. This is a great organization providing a great service to those in need and definitely deserves to be supported by all. Thank you!

Ly D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TFD quickly stepped up to help when we began seeking funding for our son's service dog. We were referred to them through the CARE coalition, so we knew it would be a reputable NPO to work with. And they were! Within a week the training organization we went through had received a sizable payment toward the (enormous) cost of a Diabetic Alert Dog from TFD. We're so grateful and hope to be able to help TFD do more good work in the future. Great organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Task Force Dagger time and again has come through for our USASOC soldiers and their families. Whether it be a young family whose quarters burned down, a family with an ill child or a Gold Star family in need TFD has been there.
TFD is dedicated and is known for ease of use with little or no red tape. I served 30 years in Army SOF and am thankful that there is such a great organization out there to help when it is needed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personally seen the positive effects on our Special Operations Warriors and their families through this foundation and its efforts. Their dedication to all our Special Operations Soldiers has been extraordinary. They fully understand the impacts that our Soldiers and their families go through no matter how serious the injuries are and look to ease those transitions, separations and medical treatments so they can focus on recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Task Force Dagger truly represents excellence in nonprofit organizations and their efforts in caring and supporting our Wounded, Ill and Injured. They should be considered by everyone during the CFC season for donations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Special Forces veteran who has been injured. However, It's not what they did for me it's what they did for my son that was amazing. My son is on the autism spectrum and Task Force Dagger played a major role in helping him get a service dog. Studies have shown that service dogs can dramatically change the lives of those on the spectrum and help them cope with their day to day lives. I cannot thank them enough for what they did for him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Transitioning out of the military is a devastating feeling, compound that with a life changing injury and it's disaster. The only hope I had in such a dark moment in my life was Task Force Dagger. They really brought light to a terrible time in my life. I am now recovering well from a spinal injury due to a Airborne operation and I look back on the last year and find that in time of need there are few people who really are there to support you. This organization was one of my biggest fans. I can never repay them enough because the feeling of having someone to lean on in time of need is priceless. If you need someone in your corner, I know that Task Force Dagger will be there in all types of ways.

Mario A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Veteran who recently retired medically from the 7th Special Forces Group due to wounds sustained while in support of OEF. We face daily challenges and obstacles hard to overcome, but some of these become easier when you can count with organizations dedicated to help wounded warriors like Task Force Dagger Foundation. I thank Task Force Dagger Foundation for the support given to me and many warriors. God bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Special Forces combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom ('03 Afghanistan) who suffers from PTSD, among other physical injuries. Based on various empirically based articles from military and civilian sources on the successful treatment of PTSD for veterans, and inspired by the Green Berets internationally 6th-ranked Ultimate Fighting Champion--SSG Timothy Kennedy, I trained in mixed martial arts/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with significantly positive results.

Unfortunately, and through the process, I recently fractured my cervical spine and severely ruptured 2 discs that required major surgical repair, recovery, and post-operative treatment. As a result, I have not be able to work for 3 months, and as an independent contractor that means no pay.

I was referred to the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) by and to supplement a financial contribution from the Green Beret Foundation (GBF) to help me through the recovery, healing, and treatment period during which I cannot work. In only one day, the TFDF reviewed, considered, and decided on my case; and made a financial contribution that, along with the GBF's contribution, will help me focus on getting better versus worrying about how to support family and myself.

It's unfortunate that our government and the military cannot always be there for USASOC service persons, vets, and their families the way that we were there for our country. Until that day may come, we at least have our own to cover each other's "6's" during hard times on or off the battle field. De Oppresso Liber!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a transitioning service member there are more than a few obstacles to overcome. Organizations like Task Force Dagger play a vital role in supporting service members who have been injured. Without the support of Task Force Dagger many service members would not be able to complete certain tasks that are necessary to transition out of the military. Task Force Dagger has made a difficult process that much easier. Thank you for your support. I cannot begin to describe how much your service to veterans means.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say thank you to Task Force Dagger for your kind heart. My husband was recently injured in Afghanistan and has multiple severe injuries and spends most of his day in a recliner when we are at home. Being relocated from our home, we were in need of a better and more comfortable recliner. Task Force Dagger offered to help, and we couldn't feel more appreciative and thankful for that. My husband can now feel comfort in his new recliner when he isn't feeling as good as he would like. Thank you Task Force Dagger for going above and beyond to help us out. We thank you so very much! : )

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to personally thank the Task Force Dagger Foundation for their generosity. My husband and I are a part of the SOF community. A few months ago, I was traveling to the Midwest, went in emergency pre-term labor, having our little guy 4 months early, while my husband was deployed. It’s been a long road the past few months and stressful on so many different levels. I wanted to personally thank you for helping me with my travels to/from NC/MN. You have no idea how grateful we are for your gift. In the future, we look forward to giving back and helping other families in need.