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The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS FUND Mission Statement The mission of the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund is to support Michigan service members who serve & protect our country. Additionally, we want to help others see the good our service men and women do through their accomplishments and the sacrifices they make on our behalf. We are a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization. Our members do not receive any financial compensation for their efforts. FWSF is all volunteer effort, with everyone working from the kindness of their hearts and dedicated to supporting our armed forces. We are honored to help families with their expenses to visit their injured loved ones in hospitals as well as supporting handicapped victims, and the spouses and children of those fallen soldiers.

Results: The FWSF has a give rate of 97.3%

Target demographics: Post-911 Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 476 vets with $710,514.00

Geographic areas served: Michigan

Programs: Financial Assistance, mental health referrals, employment resources

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity is fantastic! They have helped me 2 times and the second time my wife is battling cancer and the bills are piling up, they stepped up and helped out, what a God send they are! I don't have the words to say how much I appreciate them. May God bless them and the Veterans they continue to help.

1 Joseph B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity has helped me and my family 2 times when we were in a real bind. I am so grateful for this charity. They definitely deserve more than the 5 stars they allow you to give.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I had reached the end of our rope. We had stretched six months worth of “safety net” savings to over a year as we struggled to make ends meet. My own health was declining at a rate faster than our bank account and the VA had all but ignored our pleas. But a Saint of a social worker got us in touch with Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, and immediately we saw a light in the abyss. Within 24 hours I had money to feed my family and within 48 hours I had assurance our bills that month would be taken care of. They never judged us for being lost in the darkness, they never had me recount, and thus relive, the “why” and “how” we got lost in the first place. With open arms, warm hearts, and endless empathy, they lit the path for us to climb from the abyss and grasp ahold of our lives again. We will be forever grateful, Forever indebted, and now, with feet firmly planted, forever out of the darkness.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

this charity has stopped me from becoming homeless on multiple occasions. They have not only helped me with my rent but, also helping with my appeal case for with the VA. I have not seen a program help veteran out like this since AER when I was in the military. thank you for all your help and keep up the great work. thank you from the bottom of my heart.

1 Lynn M. W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the help you have given me and my family. I have had to ask for help a couple times this last one was a big one. Thank you for your support and for helping all the fallen and wounded soldiers.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is my go-to as a counselor that works with veterans. They are always professional, responsive and I know that they save lives of veterans with the support and care they offer. I cannot express how valuable they are as a resource as a VA Counselor

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

First and foremost I would like to thank Doctor Phillips and The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund for their generosity in fulfilling my need. I am so grateful for your support in helping me gain my independence again.

Sincerely,

A. Waller

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative of your help. I ran into so many hurdles trying to get help with this matter and it seems that you and your organization were the only ones truly there for me. I am truly grateful for how fast you responded, and keeping me informed. I suffer from anxiety amongst other things, so you have relieved me from more than just a financial burden. I actually cried last night when I got your email because I didn't know where else to turn, and there you were. Thank you so much being for me and the countless other veterans who needed you.

2 Sharda T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family can't put in words the amount of gratitude we have for this organization. They helped us through one of the toughest times of our lives and we will forever be grateful.

2 Jacob V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fallen And Wounded Soldier Fund has helped me get through a rough time period in my life by helping me to pay my rent and truck payments while I go into a Residential Program in Battle Creek at the VA. They have come through in the past to help me with my bills and rent before including my cell phone bill. If you are a Veteran and are seeking financial aid I would highly encourage those who need it to reach out and contact them! They do an excellent job coordinating funds to help those who need it most and I can't thank them enough for what they do! Thank you!

Jake

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Allow me to share my story. I was in the business of providing Service members and their families with resources while they were in hardships. When my job was eliminated, my family and I fell into a hardship as well. Word of mouth through another Veteran steered me to FWSF. Had it not been for this group, My family and I would have lost everything. I / We were Blessed to find them when we were in Dire need. Many Thanks to Dr. Phillips / FWSF for making it possible for us to regain stability!

Respectfully TSgt

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello to whom ever reads this. First off I gotta give a big thank you to this organization. You really came though for us in a time of need. We were financially stuck and at the worst possible time my truck broke down. I had to cancel various VA appointments and it was making life more difficult. I was put in touch with this organization and spoke to the kindest women who truly cares. I could tell she loved her job and helping us vets. She could see how in need we were of some help and she went right to work on it. A few days later just before the 4th of July she called to let me know that the TFAWSF was going to cover the costs to get my truck fixed. I am so grateful for the help I received and to those who donate to such a great organization. Now I'm back in my scheduled physical therapy and other appointments and things are turning around. God bless all of you and again thank you.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

A thousand “thank-you(s)” aren’t enough for the help and support FWSF has given me. They truly distinguish themselves from the average Veterans’ assistance organization. I became homeless & was sleeping in my car, then my car needed repairs, so I reached out to FWSF for help. Dr Lynn Phillips is super-excellent. She gave me vital advice, additional contact information for Veterans assistance, and reassurance that things would turn out well; giving me a further sense of optimism that all would get better. I had phoned a lot of other agencies, with no success in finding help to pay for my car repairs, until finally FWSF came through for me. A large notable difference between FWSF and the other agencies, was their surety — no guessing at it, or being unsure about something, FWSF was clear and concise about everything. I’m going through the most hectic time of my life and I’m so glad FWSF was there to help me when I had no other place to turn. They’re a superb organization, with an honorable mission of assisting Vets in time of need. FWSF performs that mission far above and beyond their call of duty. I’m forever grateful for what they’ve done for me.

Thank you FWSF, and many blessings to you and your families.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund has done for me what no one else could. They were there when I was down and out on my luck. I was in need, and had no one to help Dr. Lynn came to the rescue. Helped me not once but two times when my car broke down, they helped me with my bills, and even helped me gain much needed experience for my college education and my journey to become a social worker. The FWSF is like no other organization I have ever seen. They are committed to doing what is right. I wish there was more people in the world like those who make FWSF possible. FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME, AND ALL THE OTHER VETERANS AND OUR FAMILY'S!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Earlier this year I received assistance from FSWF and had the absolute pleasure to work with Dr. Lynn Phillips. I just wanted to say Thank You to all of the donors, the volunteers and specifically Lynn Phillips. My transition after nearly 25 years of service has been plagued with many set backs and been an incredible challenge. I recently relocated from NY to Michigan and the assistance I have received helped me stay above water and ultimately provided me an opportunity to make a new life for myself and some new friends. I was referred to Odin's Outcasts and have once again been reminded that as a veteran you are never alone. People do care and FWSF is leading where others only talk. Thank you.

3 William127

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to FWSF helping me multiple times with shut offs due to me not being able to work for over a year since my injury. I would not know what I would do without the help of DR LYNN Phillips and the team as well as those whom donate. Thanks for caring and helping. 10/10 no questions asked.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The help that was given to me was INCREDIBLE, not only a lifeline for me but for my family as well.
Thanks to all that make it possible, not only Dr Lynn Phillips but all the Volunteers, and Donors. Without you I would have lost all my belongs.
Bless you all, with a heartfelt Thanks from all of us in our household.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted the fwsf to ask for assistance with my vehicle that I couldn't repair because of my current bill situation. It was getting dangerous to drive my kids and myself to school and work and was only a matter of time before something bad happened. I applied on a Saturday for help, the director, Linn had contacted me Sunday to gather information, the approval committee met Monday, and Tuesday I was approved to get my car fixed. I couldn't believe how fast this all happened and how much they were able to help. I highly recommend the fwsf for anyone who meets the criteria and needs help with something.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

i had my hot water tank die me and lynn and the fallen and wounded and soldiers fund were there to help. with out them i still wouldn't have hot water.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lynn and her team have helped out so much this past year between helping with our bills and a car repair we were very blessed to have them by our side. Lynn was very supportive with me recovering from being injured while on duty and everything else tgat was happening in my life just knowing there was someone on the other end made the experience of having to ask for help that much more meaningful. My family and I thank you so much