My parents were having a very tough time with my fathers injuries. After several years of care giving my Mom desperately needed a break. This organization helped her to do so and even allowed me to take time away from my job to care for my father in her absence. They even turned me in to a cook with added support from Home Chef. I never knew organizations like this existed. Please do what you can to donate and support them. The amount of help they have given my parents has had a lasting impact and improved my Dad's quality of life. More important they gave me the opportunity to spend time with my Dad.
Lt. Col Doane has been our Angel ever since we got in touch with him for financial assistance. We submitted the proper documentation when we were in our moments of needs, and next thing we know is we received a check in the mail that at that point and time was a BIG relief for our family! I can't thank him enough as WWFF has stepped up a few more times to assist our family. All I can say is God Bless you always and The Lopez will never forget you!
This organization is complete BS. I am a 100 percent disabled veteran and was asking for help that I extremely needed and was completely denied by the Lt Col and embarrassed. He had the nerve to email me and say "I cant see how you cant make ends meet, as a 100 percent disabled vet you should be making 3000 a month. Needless to say he did not help out my family. With that 3000 a month I have to take care of my family, pay my mortgage, along with any other bills, and pay for all of my families and my own medical bills. Thank you Lt Col Doane. If you cant help a completely disabled OIF OEF veteran Purple Heart Recipient and his family when they are in need, I'm curious what your Foundation actually spends its money on.
I met Lt. Col. Doane at the Maxwell BX and he told me about his program. I told him that I was a disabled veteran and that I served prior to 9/11 and he approved my application to make my kitchen handicap accessible. He sent an out of work math teacher and the teachers girlfriend to my home to work on the kitchen sink. The math teacher removed the kitchen sink plumbing, pipes, electric wiring (left hot and exposed) from the sink disposal and pulled apart my cabinets. This was in June, 2012. Something went very wrong and the couple left, with $100 cash of my money for supplies, which were returned to the math teacher, I have pictures of what I returned. It is now November 8, 2013 and I still don't have a working kitchen sink, cabinets or electrics. I attempted many times to get this problem resolved but to date is has not been. My last communication from Lt. Col. Doane was that I was never really supposed to have been helped by his program. To say I am a client served is an understatement. I now not only have to take showers in the backyard with a hose, because my wheelchair no longer fits in my bathroom, but I also have to wash dishes on the patio, too. I have a microwave oven and an extension cord for the fridge. Being a disabled veteran really has hit an all time low.
I am a wounded warrior from Fort Hood, TX who has had a lot of personal family issues in the last year, WWFF has been so gracious to me and my family by helping everytime I have asked. Tom Doane the founder and president is a gentle man with genuine love for wounded warriors and all soldiers. He showsw his patriotism everyday by helping the most critically injured warriors from the last ten years of war. If any one out there is looking for a non profit to donate to this is the one, all the money that is given goes directly to soldiers to help with all sorts of issues, everything from getting them medical procedures they can't afford, to helping with financial assistance in times crisis. Thanks so much Wounded Warrior Family Foundation, and especially Tom you guys are true angels for soldiers.