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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

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

1

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

2

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!

3

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

1 Megan J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lynn and the members of Fallen and Wounded Soldiers were a huge blessing to our family during our time of need and crisis. Not only did she help us financially with a vehicle repair while my husband was away for military duty, she made sure that *I* was okay. Thank you so much, Fallen and Wounded Soldiers!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am truly greatful for the help that the Fallen Wounded Soldier Fund organization has given me. I cannot imagine how I would have gotten through the tough times like I did if it weren't for them. Their organization has made me believe that there is good people in the world. They not only went above and beyond to help me with what I needed, they were quick to respond and compassionate. I cannot thank them enough for paying our electric bill right before it got shut off, helping us with groceries around Christmas when having none would have been particularly hard. They also helped again a few months later with 3 months of car insurance and registration. Without it, I would not have been able to finish school, or go to appointments. I found out today I got approved for a non-service connected pension and I will be honored to donate some of my retro-active pay back to them because they are a gift that keeps on giving. I cannot thank them enough. They are helping to make the best of our lives, for some us, we haven't seen good in a long time. I felt for once that I didn't have to starve. So grateful that they are taking care of the veterans.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. I contacted them when I needed help and they responded immediately with the willingness to help in some way.
I served nearly half of my 7 1/2 year army career in Iraq and Afghanistan and I am thankful for people and organizations such as this one who "care for those who have borne the battle." I have had a very hard time transitioning back into the civilian swing; to have an organization that can pick you up when you're down is a blessing.

Thank you Dr. Phillips!

R/
OIF/OEF Army Veteran

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund. My husband is a vet suffering from ptsd. He has been going through a rough time and his physical health has been poor. He is the sole provider for our family and has been unable to work due to his poor health. We reached out after speaking with a social worker at the VA who recommended Fwsf to help get us by. After speaking with Dr Phillips to address our needs she got back to me, as promised, to inform us they would be helping us with some gift cards for daily living expenses. To us, this was an answered prayer and a huge weight lifted off my husband's shoulders. It's reassuring to know that there really are charities that help our vets!