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Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy

Mission: "Welcoming Our Injured Service Members Home" Assist injured service members and their families during rehabilitation at Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval Hospital. Provide free hotel rooms, apartments and rental cars to visiting families; sponsor social events, barbecues, golf outings, hunting and fishing trips, free tickets to sporting events and cultural events. Additional focus on Family Caregivers, the mothers and wives of the injured by offering respite, recreational, fitness, wellness and eduational activities.

Target demographics: wounded, ill and injured service members and their families/caregivers

Geographic areas served: Maryland, Virginia, California, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee

Programs: apartments, hotels, rental cars, - immediate needs of families and caregivers who come to Walter Reed Military Medical Center or Ft. Belvoir to receive medical care. We are especially committed to helping caregivers cope with the stress associated with caring for loved ones through surgeries and rehabilitative care. Family presence makes such a positive difference for the recovering service member, and Yellow Ribbon Fund fills the gaps not covered by the military. We are committed to supporting those who have given so much to us already - military families with injured service members.

Community Stories

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund is so supportive to caregivers and their families. They take care of us and make us feel seen and appreciated for all we do. When we forget about ourselves, when the days are too long or when we sometimes feel lost... they’re right there lifting us up and providing assistance in any way they can. We are beyond thankful for all that yellow ribbon has done for us and hope they will continue to serve other families in the future!

Angie Y.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon has made me feel so special..I am so very grateful to yellow ribbon...awesome organization

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has made me feel like I have found my people. I truly love all the experiences they have brought to me and my husband. Thank you for all you guys do.

1 Nelida L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In March due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I lost my job, and my husband Anthony who I care for was hospitalized due to multiple seizures. During the same time my best friends of over 22 years was battling cancer, and lost her battle a few days before my birthday. I was having a hard time because not only was I becoming warned down, as my husband needs 24 hour supervision until they can figure out what is causing the seizures. I didn't have my friend to call and reach out to. I was feeling down and my birthday was right around the corner. I was online researching resources and I reached out to The Yellow Ribbon Fund and they right away connected me and I soon met Kenna & Lisa. The week my husband was discharged from the hospital, YRF had a virtual event and I won a prize, which was a pizza dinner which couldn't have come at a better time, as it helped me concentrate on my husband care at home and not have to cook meals. Kenna and Lisa have been great at organizing virtual events to keep us engaged, and I even got invited to a retreat in PA the week of my birthday which I had planned to skip due to all the grief.
I must have cancelled two or three times, because I was nervous, anxious of leaving the house especially during the pandemic. Kenna and Tiffany both were so patient with me, encouraging me in whatever decision I made, and helped ease my anxiety when I had questions. I am so blessed I was able to get my family to assist at home so that I can get away for a few days to refuel.
It was the best relaxation, refueling that my soul needed. I was able to meet a few other caregivers who understood my challenges because they are on same journey. We were treated to massages and spa services, breakfast and dinners and activities, It nice to be reminded to take care of ourselves which in turns helps our warriors and the entire family. I THANK the staff, volunteers and donors who are making it possible for us the spouses, caregivers to not only remind us that we should take care of ourselves, and make time for ourselves but actually providing the resources to do it, they are surly walking the talk and I wanted to share this picture that just shows me relaxed with no worries, taking it all in, and allowed me to enjoy my birthday! THANK YOU so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so grateful and thankful for Yellow Ribbon Fund!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has been an amazing resource for me as a caregiver for my veteran husband. This organization has brought unity amongst so many caregivers from different parts of the country. We as caregivers have learned the the importance of self care and given the tools to enjoy self from an organization that cares so much about military/veteran families. Thank you to YELLOW RIBBON FUND for getting everyone in our families involved in virtual activities so that socializing with our fellow caregivers and veterans doesn't seem so far out of reach. I can't say enough great things about this organization. They go over and above for all of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped me connect with others going thru similar situations. I love being part of a community where we all connect without issues!! The events they host are the best because they help us destress and helps us get away from the daily routine.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The yellow ribbon fund was there for us during the most difficult time of our life. Whenever we needed anything they were quickly there to offer a hand, even after my husband was medically retired they still offer their love and support. We are forever grateful for yellow ribbon fund

Sierra M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been apart of YRF for quite some time and just recently a virtual chapter had started which allows me to truly interact with other spouses. Recently YRF offered a scholarship opportunity with Instant Teams academy to offer military spouses training and employment. I am so excited for this opportunity. YRF has been an excellent program for my family and I appreciate the donors such as yourself that makes this all possible! Thank you from The Cordrey’s!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund is an extraordinary organization...they remind us that we also matter and that self care is important. It's been very difficult for me to do in person events since they are mainly a few hours long and I live so far away...so doing the virtual events has really helped me to be able to connect with everyone and participate. I know that I could always turn to these lovely caregivers for anything and I will not be judged ‼️

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the past 3 years my husband had been battleling with Kidney Failure he is a Army Vet he was on Dyalisis 6 days a week until August 21st we got the call at 3am that my
husband had a donor and we had to get there Asap we were sooo happy when we got there we barely were able to pack anything and honestly because my husband was so sick he could no longer work so money was extremely tight. We had left our 4 year old daughter behind with my parents. My husband got his Kidney which was the most amazing thing ever but we were also going through a lot because i had to stop working to stay over 3 months at Walter Reed while my husband recovered we had no vehicle which made it so hard to move around to buy groceries and run errands until we heard of this amazing organization called Yellow Ribbon they were sooooo nice to us it felt so comforting especially in the time of need we had they helped us by giving us a vehicle the whole time we were their which helped so much to buy groceries to cook every day for ourselves then after 4 weeks of not seeing our daughter my parents wanted to bring her to us so that we can see her and yet once again Yellow Ribbon helped us with the hotel stay for my family. And since then we have been a part of the yellow Ribbon family they have blessed us so much in many ways. I Always say Walter Reed was one of the biggest blessings of our lives but also it was great because it also brought us to be a part of Yellow Ribbon! we got to meet so many amazing people that are now forever friends. Thank you so much for making it easier while going through one of the hardest times of our lives forever greatful. WE LOVE YOU YRF

Angel T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the Yellow Ribbon Fund and all they do for us! As a caregiver, it seems like there is never anyone looking out for us, while we look out for our disabled veterans and loved ones. With the help of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, we get to be pampered. It is so rejuvenating to take an hour once and a while and take a deep breath. I have met so many wonderful ladies and I have learned so much by attending events hosted by YRF.

Merjel Larot E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. They have always been, and continue to still be there for myself and my family. YRF has been so supportive of me as a caregiver and I honestly don't know where I would be right now without the community of caregivers I've met from YRFSoCal. Being a caregiver can be a lonely journey and having the support of this group has made the journey a little less lonely.

Jenni H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I honestly feel like I found a place in the Yellow Ribbon Caregiver group. I am my husband’s full time caregiver while juggling a full time work from home position in healthcare and I can get burned out and this organization and our chapter leader always seems to know when we need a release and finds something fun. Burn out is real but they help ease that so much. Thank you

Janine M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund is one of the best non-profits, they are so welcoming and offer many resources, education and fun outings for caregivers. I made some wonderful friends in this group and continue to grow my network of other caring, understanding and supportive caregivers. Yellow Ribbon Fund understands the need for caregivers to get a break and being able to socialize every once in a while because caregiving is a full-time job and can often be lonely. Jasmine is an amazing event organizer and holds events all over San Diego. So far I have attended Nikki's Oscar Night, which is my favorite, where we get to glam up and have a fancy dinner while we watch the Oscars, then we did some arts and craft events, which I love because it helps me release stress and learn something new, even just coffee events were fun because we get to meet and just talk. I am so excited to be able to participate in all these fun events and be part of the yellow ribbon fund!

Tanya Sciorilli L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a recipient for several years in multiple locations and YRF has been the one consistent organization I’ve been affiliated with! Love it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Keystone programming has been incredibly helpful during these difficult times. I discovered them around the time that COVID hit and I am so appreciative of the work that they do to keep caregivers connected and engaged. I have very few opportunities to practice self-care; YRF has provided the opportunity to not only refill my cup but also connect with others. Thank you YRF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a caregiver this is such a detrimental organization for our health/wellness, education and respite! There are no other organizations that offer this many benefits, not only for the recovery of our Veterans but for the benefit of the family and caregivers as a whole. I am so lucky to have become the YRF Keystone Coordinator for Colorado and I have never loved a profession quite like this one. Not only am I able to serve others, which is so healing in itself, but I am able to benefit from the offerings I provide to others! Yellow Ribbon Fund is an organization that is needed forever and ever! I love the mission and the family I’ve gained by being apart of it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful for YRF socal. As caregivers our journey often seems so lonely and isolating. This organization has reached out to us and brought us caregivers together to build, support, and care for each other. YRF Socal is a gem, refreshing and re-energizing me so I can be at my best to support and love my veteran.

1 Keri E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing group! I have been blessed and am ever so grateful to be surrounded with a group of likeminded women who walk a similar path with me. The sense of community and friendship that has come from YRF, Southern California has been a huge need in my life. The events, outings, meetings and gatherings are always full of women ready to listen, hug and laugh....sometimes even shed some tears with. I can't say enough about the So Cal chapter because it is such a beautiful group that I'm honored to be a part of. Always giving, always supporting and really listening to the needs of caregivers and teaching us to refill our cup with light and love.

1 Jasmine D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has been here for my family and I since day one!!! They supported myself (as a caregiver) and my family while my husband recovered from his injuries in Walter Reed. After he retired we moved back home to San Diego and I then became part of the So. Cal chapter. This group of caregivers helps to keep me refreshed and be able to keep carrying on. We lead a hard life and we are all there for each other and we understand what each other is going through.
We do frequent get togethers, we relax, we complain, we also laugh and cry. I so look forward to our Yellow Ribbon Fund events every month to catch up with my new found friends and to just HAVE FUN!!! It’s such a nice feeling to not have to worry about anyone but yourself (for a few hours) and let your hair down.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellowribbom fund has been there for for our family since day one. They have been through so much guiding us through difficult times. Without their support we would be another lost Veteran family trying to navigate our way into civilian life. They haven’t just taught us how to do things but they have also been there for emotional support to help me continue moving forward. We are forever grateful for everything they do for our community. Thank #YRFsocal!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The YRF SoCal has had a big impact on my life already. After being my husband's caregiver for over 9 years I was introduced to the YRF SoCal. This foundation has helped me to meet some wonderful caregivers with such big hearts that understand the daily struggles of a caregiver of a wounded warrior. I've enjoyed the events that I have been able to attend with and because of the YRF SoCal. Being with them gives me time to breathe and enjoy some of "my time." I've learned new ways to take care of myself physically and mentally as well. With them, the support is real and very appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The YRFSOCAL was there for me at a time in my life when I was in a dark place and often felt alone. I’ve been a member since 2014 & it has given me the tools to become the confident caregiver I am today. YRFSOCAL has also made me realize the importance of taking time out for myself and that at times, it is necessary. Thank you so much!!!

Mary Hope H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund and #yrfsocal specifically have been nothing short of amazing for me as a caregiver, and for my veteran husband and our family. They provide frequent, ongoing support for us as caregivers in the unique challenges we face with our families. The community that Yellow Ribbon Fund provides for caregivers of ill and injured veterans is invaluable.

Marleneanne Cruz L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m forever Grateful For #Yellow Ribbon Fund #yrfsocal
With out them I would have never thought of taking time for myself,Let alone Self care for my self ... it’s always been me doing for my Veteran and kids!! without them I would be lost ... they Given Me an outlet to meet many of my caregiver sisters !! That I was unaware was going through life like me self !! Special thank You And Many blesssings To Yellow Ribbon Fund #yrfsocal For the Blessings your given me and my caregiver sisters !!
Hugs
Marleneanne Jimenez
From Winchester ca

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing Non-Profit that takes care of the caregiver and the community’s they are in. I’m so proud to share this on profit with other caregivers who didn’t know of such wonderful Organization. They work so hard to coordinate events and the volunteers are amazing. Thanks YRF for all that you do for caregivers.

Anne Marie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before joining the Yellow Ribbon Fund there were days I felt completely alone and hopeless as a wife and as a caregiver. This is not an exaggeration, the fact that I had been married less then a year meant that I had very few friends that were married to or related to a Vet. That alone meant that PTSD, permanent injuries and other ailments that are common to our heroes were to me new teratory and I had no guidance. I remember being close to giving up before this organization took me in and showed me that it was ok to vent... Because these people understood! And more importantly they had answers when I asked for help where before I found only dead ends. They insist on self care and personal wellness in order to better care for our Vets and our family’s. Planed events such as brunch or a day of pampering seem like a little thing for most women but to be honest most caregivers wouldn’t find the time without that nudge. In fact I personally never realize how much I needed that few hours of relaxation till it’s over. Even my family notices how much happier I am after an event. The organization isn’t just for us caregivers ether, they also include the family in so many things. Activities that we would not be able to afford otherwise have given my family precious memories, and we are so Greatful. I’m not sure how our representative Debbie Fields handles the emotional meltdowns and endless questions we throw at her on top of what seems like perfectly planed events but I’m truly thankful that we have her. The Yellow Ribbon Fund has created an organization that is more like a family, and I recommend it to anyone caring for one of our Veterans.
Anita Hart

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund has changed my life for the better. As a caregiver, I started to feel so isolated and alone in this world. I struggled with anxiety issues, depression, my own chronic illness ( pancreatitis) and my spouse's medical issues. My husband has PTSD, TBI, and depression among some other physical issues. I found myself pulling away from people as many people do not understand these issues and it was like I live on a different planet trying to explain things to others. I now realize I myself have secondary PTSD from trying to help make things better in his world I have become the one who reacts to the sounds more than he does. I am the one who panics over a strange noise. I found yellow ribbon fund after I kept getting denied from the va caregiver program and was done appealing it. When I first tried to join yellow ribbon requirements were different. I finally messaged the local yrf leader and said" I am not sure if I can be a member as I am not on the stipend but I can not take this anymore. I am done trying to get this but I need friends and resources." She messaged me back and asked his percentage and it is 100 so she replied you are in. I have not been happier since this happened. I now attend brunches each month, different events and have many more resources that I never knew existed outside of my tiny bubble where I felt alone. I have tried restorative yoga and it's amazing and I meditate now because we learned that in that class as well. I love the fact that the focus of the yellow ribbon is the caregiver. I love that they showed me if I do not take care of me and allow myself me time that I can not really be able to take care of others. I will struggle with burnout feelings and start harboring resentment etc all things I do not want to do. It has been a breath of fresh air in my life. I love everyone who donates to the yellow ribbon and all the effort that yellow ribbon puts in to let us know we are not alone and we are loved and we are worth it! Thank you Debbie Fields for all that you do for us in the Fort Campbell yrf group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization reminds me how important my own self care is in order to care for my family.

1 Lisa N.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since becoming a member of Yellow Ribbon Fund, it's one of my most anticipated monthly events. I have made wonderful friends, enjoyed great company and truly loved every event we have done. The events are different each time, and even if it's a lunch, I, along with everyone else, always have a great time together. Yellow Ribbon Fund has given me somewhere to connect with other military spouses/caregivers, and that is incredibly important for us all, we share resources and help one another in whatever way we can. And since Yellow Ribbon Fund offers events to include Veterans and other family members, everyone in the family can enjoy these amazing events, which helps families connect or reconnect with each other. Yellow Ribbon Fund has been incredible for me, I really cannot say enough good things about it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Sabra Dowdy and I have been a caregiver for my husband since 2004. Until Angelia Wix with Yellow Ribbon Fund invited me to join the Yellow Ribbon Fund group in November 2018 I had not experienced any group affiliations for myself. I was frustrated and sometimes even resentful because day in day out I am 100% involved with my warrior’s daily care. I felt it would be selfish of me to experience fun. After all I am the maid, nurse, cook, chauffeur, accountant. I do cleaning, cooking, washing. I’m administering meds, giving injections, bathing, applying creams & ointments, ordering meds & making sure he takes them on time. I’m driving my husband to his therapy & VA appointments. I pay the bills, I do all the shopping & take the vehicles for maintenance. I make the daily schedule and keep everything running smoothly. I would often have to remind myself my injured warrior was air assault, ( dope on a rope coming out of a helicopter), air bourne, jumping out of planes, a sharp shooter marksman, grenade throwing son of a gun, an infantry man. How can I complain, or feel overwhelmed when he is in chronic pain and unable to do all the things he loves so much? The Yellow Ribbon Fund has shown me I am not selfish in having a few hours that I can be just myself. I can laugh and learn to do something new. I have learned I have value other than a caregiver. I believe our meetings have brought me back from despair & depression. I look so forward now to just a few hours a month for myself to be renewed by being with a group of ladies going thru the same situations. I feel Angelia Wix has given me the ability to come home to my warrior with a sense of peace and tranquility. My husband and I are both wounded and changed forever. We didn’t expect are lives to change so dramatically but I am better equipped to handle our problems with the help of my sisters in the Yellow Ribbon Fund group. I thank God so much for YRF being put in my path. Thank you and may God bless & be with us!❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Angela and the yellow ribbon fund came I'm just in time to help me realize I need help too. They stepped up and gave me confidence and a voice

1 Sara Dianne S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund has been such a bright spot in my world as a caregiver. It gives me a chance to get away from the hard things in my life for just a little bit with people who really understand.

2 Chasity-Allen T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The yellow ribbon fund has changed my daily view as a caregiver. Our monthly group meetings and outings have given me a break from my daily life and has helped me make life long fiends along the way!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Caregiver Fund really works hard to find ways to bring families, spouses and couples back together after many stressors. I was so blessed to find YRF and I continue to look forward to attending their amazing events and meeting more spouses that I can connect with and heal together with! Thank you YRF for all you do!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say about the yellow ribbon fund? So, much this organization is amazing and I love the people I’ve met. I believe it was just about 2 years ago when they did a caregiver retreat to NYC. And this trip was just amazing. It was not like other trips were you are forced to do all the activities. It was very relaxing, there was so much to do and see because we were right there next to 42nd street. And we got to see a broadway show which was amazing. Trips like these are so needed because it is sometimes the only getaway us caregivers get to have. So thank you yellow ribbon fund for all that you do!!!!!

1 Brandie B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The yellow ribbon fund as been a blessing to our family. When We first came to Walter reed for my husbands treatment back in August we had never heard of YRF before. One day as we were walking into the lobby of our building Jamie came up to us and introduced herself and changed our lives. She told us what YRF was about, how they could help us and offered support. She also told us they are hosting a trip to a pumpkin patch in a few days and insisted on finding us a ride so we could go. It was such a relief to be able to get off base, be around other families who are going through or have been through what we were still new at. We made friends, the kids had a blast, it’s been great ever since. Before that we were getting lonely, we were still adjusting to all the changes, appointments, life without a car, and getting used to life at Walter reed. After finding out about the yellow ribbon fund we have met so many amazing people, they offer a lot of great events and services. They’ve helped us with a car until we can get ours back from italy, they have honestly helped me more than I can ever say. I am forever grateful for this nonprofit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The yellow ribbon fund has been an absolute blessing for my family. We came from aviano Italy with two small kids and the yellow ribbon fund has given us a sense of family and home. They have been so helpful and provided lots of fun for us! We’re so grateful for all of these amazing people!

1 Lauren E.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has been a wonderful support system and network for me as a caregiver since my husband started dealing with his diagnosis and the medical board. YRF understands the struggle of a caregiver when it comes to social outings and navigating the demands and difficulties that come along with the lifestyle. My husband and I are both grateful for the events that are offered that allows me to have a social life and get out of the house to spend time with people who understand and appreciate the lifestyle of the military family. The DC YRF is genuinely a wonderful resource for caregivers and their wounded warriors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Yellow Ribbon has been great in keeping the romance alive between my spouse and I. Their events have allowed us to step away from the stresses of VA appointments, doctors appointments, and work. The YRF also assisted in fuel expenses between Walter Reed visits and trying to clear our home station at Fort Drum with gas cards.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Yellow Ribbon Fund has helped us reconnect to other families that understand our struggle in the difficult transition back to civilian life. We didn't just find a group of veterans and spouses, we found a family!
After a few event cancellations (on our end) due to my husband having cold feet about being in a group, we finally committed to an event. Our first outing was a golf tournament. We arrived the night before since we were from out of town, YRF gave us a hotel room for two nights. My husband had such a great time, as did our children, and myself. We felt welcomed as soon as we arrived to the event. As a caregiver, I was nervous because my husband went with the other veterans to golf while I went with the spouses and kids to swim. After golfing, my veteran came back with a grin from ear to ear; We both felt refreshed. Such a great group of people with passion behind their cause!
-Meghan

Milena De La Hoz

Client Served

Rating: 5

We arrived on June 2009 to Walter Reed and got connected with the Ladies from YRF, since then we have feel the true care and love from everyone in this organization, knowing as a caregiver that you are not alone is enough, even though I am hard to share with other spouses about my own issues I know that they are also battling the same war. REcently YRF has come to our aid while my husband continues to get treatment at WR, it is hard to keep going back and forth from the hospital to our house and they put us in a hotel 5 minutes from the hospital where I can have the baby and I a roof and a bed to sleep every night. Again, thank you for what you do and for the tons of volunteers whiling to help us. Also on Valentine's day we were treated like princesses when they host a day for us at a nice hotel in Washington, DC and we had a nice dinner and share time with other couples.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund is a Wonderful organization and my family is so incredibly grateful for the blessings in the veteran community from yellow ribbon fund!

Thank you!

Cindy J.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The YRF has helped my family and me countless times. They provide so much for the caregivers, dinners, massages, a workout group and access to gyms. They help connect you with childcare, and the camaraderie is outstanding. Lots of fellowship and friendships going on!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Yellow Ribbon for the wonderful outings! Thank you for all you do to add joy to our lives as we care for our sons and daughters. This organization reaches the people that need a break from the intense life of caregiving. Love and fun....Thank you Yellow Ribbon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Oh Yeat!!! This is a awesome group they provide gooood massages to the care-givers, great dinners at very nice restaurants, and the Washington Redskins home game is a very special treat. VIP all the way to the skybox!!!! We love you Jamie for loving on us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Yellow Ribbon Fund has been a tremendous support to my family during our time at Walter Reed. The support offered has been great. My wife started attending the caregiver events soon after we arrived. They also helped her with a rental car until she was able to get our vehicle up here. It was a great stress reliever to her. I love that they offer family respite events. We have been able to forget the hospital setting and enjoy life if even for a few hours thanks to YRF. My daughter now has a new love for baseball because YRF offered trips to baseball game a few times. We appreciate what they do to support the whole family unit!

Lacy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow ribbon fund helped our family during a very hard time. We had been medically evacuated from Germany and flew to Walter Reid where my husband had to have brain surgery. We were stuck at Walter Reid in a hotel away from our home in Germany for five months. We had a ton of unexpected costs during this time. Yellow ribbon provided a car rental for us after we had already dumped most of our savings into renting a car. In August we were able to return to Germany to pack our belongings and ship our car. YRF again helped us with a rental car for another month while we waited for our vehicle to arrive from overseas. Having a vehicle to get my husband to and from his appointments was an absolute necessity and we would have been lost without the help. They have also provided family and caregiver support that has great benefited our family during this horrible time.

Silvia Car Lopez P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently Yellow Ribbon Fund gave my 6 kids my wounded veteran husband and me the surprise of the life time. They gave the opportunity to go to Disney parks. We expend no just having fun but reconnecting with each other. Thank you YRF for such an amazing experience we can’t thank you enough for all you do for our family

Catalina U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund has been a true blessing to my family and I. I am extremely grateful for the emotional support I receive as a caregiver and for the assistance they’ve provided for my family and myself during such difficult times.

1 Heather Z.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The YRF has been a family away from family. They are there in the crisis and also thereafter for healing and recovery. For some Service Members, that is a lifetime.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recievied a phone call and had to leave everyone I ever knew , loved or even cared about to be a caregiver for my son, I never hesitated at the thought and would do it all over again, but it was a very unfamiliar military world for me at a military based hospital It was located in a large city, me being from an extremely small , very rural town, was also a great adjustment. The Yellow Ribbon Fund offered wonderful activities, outings with other caregiver, along with many other things. If they hear a need they go above and beyond to help all involved, experiencing life changing tragedies. I will never be able to repay them and am forever grateful for all they have done and continue to do for so many. What a blessing they are to so many going thru any tragic life changing circumstance, in the military. True angels work here.

Nancy170

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yellow Ribbon Fund was the first nonprofit assisting soldiers that considered the entire military family and their needs, not just the needs of our soldiers. They tirelessly look for ways to help wounded soldiers and their family members adjust to the changes they have to make and the healing that needs to take place. Their programs are designed with positive direction and goals, and range from helping families move, finding places for them to live, providing activities to help them relax and bond with others, and generally providing support in all possible areas. When they are made aware of a need, they work tirelessly to meet it. I am proud to be a volunteer of an organization that is self-less and purposeful in their desires to serve our military families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the priviledge of serving as an occasional volunteer with the Yellow Ribbon Fund at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland. The dedication the staff and volunteers shows the members of the military as well as their families is heartwarming and inspiring. This wonderful group of people clearly understands that when a member of a family serves in the military, the whole family serves - and sacrifices. The support and love they provide is an inspiration. No one walks out of there without being deeply touched by the Yellow Ribbon Fund. They are truly changing lives for the better.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I admire organizations that serve others, and Yellow Ribbon Fund is one of those rare teams that does that so well! The men and women of Yellow Ribbon Fund who volunteer and work selfishly are worth their weight in gold. Our veterans and their families are served well by Yellow Ribbon Fund. - Greg Jenkins, US Army (retired)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my daughter was injured in Iraq, and sent to Walter Reed for medical care, the Yellow Ribbon Fund was there offering support, assistance, guidance and friendship to not only my daughter but to all of us during a very difficult time.

Once my daughter had recovered, I wanted to give back to this amazing organization and quickly volunteered. Throughout my time with Yellow Ribbon I have met a number of amazing people, and have been given the opportunity to reach out and assist other wounded warriors who find themselves trying to cope with life following their service.

I cannot say enough about the work done by the Yellow Ribbon Fund and its Ambassadors.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being a caregiver can be very lonely and stressful sometime, Yellow Ribbon Fund making sure we as caregiver able to take time for just us and help us to release stress so we can take care our wounded warrior.
Thank you so much YRF!

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff of this amazing, small but effective, NPO are dedicated heart and soul to the well being of our wounded warriors and their caregivers. They do so much with small resources. I have been involved as a very modest donor for several years and am happy to continue my support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a previous volunteer at (National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda) Walter Reed Military Medical Center in the Chaplain Corps I can tell you first hand this is what the families and those injured need in the process of recovery, healing, and connecting back into civilian life. I originally noticed families could use a nice meal at a local Bethesda Restaurant as a break from the trauma being faced by their loved one. I drove countless Vets and their families to DC to see monuments late at night. This organization addresses car rental, free meals out, caregiving support, and much much more. The best run organization. Any donation no matter how small is followed by a phone call from a worker at Yellow Ribbon Fund. Your donation will never be wasted.

Barbara H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for yellow ribbon and the help the provide to our warriors and family of fabulous.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Yellow Ribbon Fund for 5 years now. It is by far the most rewarding work I have ever done. After 20 years in the Navy it is an honor to help our wounded and their families and this couldn't be possible with out great causes like Yellow Ribbon.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed by this organization in so many ways.
My life has turned around ever since I was introduced to the YRF.
They are truly a 5 star organization that delivers on their promises.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for Yellow Ribbon Fund our family wouldn't have had a car rental when my husband first fell ill. While our family was at Walter Reed for my husbands treatment YRF was there to help keep our minds off of everything that was going on. We were treated to local sporting events, family events as well as caregiver events. The YRF was a blessing when we needed it the most. Thanks to YRF I have made many life long friends. Thank you for all you do Yellow Ribbon Fund family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I never knew that there was other Caregivers going through the same or similar struggles. It was a huge weight off my shoulders to gather over coffee/dinner/activities that I am not alone. Its has been wonderful to me and sometimes just being among some amazing people is all I need to destress. THANK YOU for being my happy place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A friend of mine referred me to Yellow Ribbon. They have been an amazing source of information, support and friendship!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! YRF provides a lot of caregiver support and many opportunities for relief from the everyday task of being full-time caregiver. The resources are overwhelmingly great and much needed.