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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Results: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 30,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 150 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 29,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Target demographics: Combat wounded service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The number of families has grown each year. Since 2006 Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Employment & Education, Clinical Support Services, Sports & Recreation, and Community & Military Relations.

Community Stories

263 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a Combat Disabled OIF Marine, I am missing cartlig in my knee and I have PTSD with depressive disorder. When I first enlisted I was determined to make the Marine Corps my life, but after two combat deployments my dreams of wearing my uniform to a ripe old age were crushed and I had to leave the Corps and try my hand in the civilian world. After three years of toughing out my knee problems and being repromanded several time for my temper, my depression started messing with my sleep and my concentration and be a heavy equipment operator with a class A CDL it was becoming very dangerous for myself and others around me so my doctor made me quit my job and as I wait for the VA to approve my unemployability I have zero income coming in to support my family so the bills started to mount up, so for the sake of my family I swollowed my pride and started looking for help. Hope for the Warriors swooped in and saved the day they covered all my utilities and my rent, so that at least for now the stress has slacked off and I can worry about other things, I can't thank Hope for the Warriors enough for all the help that they've given me and my family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was severely wounded in Iraq in 2003. We were introduced to Hope for the Warriors in 2010 and they have provided us not only moral support but also have helped us with durable medical equipment that the VA has denied and have committed to help modify our master bath for wheelchair accessibility since the VA has also denied that. They are a God send since we could never afford these modifications on our own. The moral support that Anne and Amber have provided has been invaluable! I would recommend Hope for the Warriors to anyone - they truly care about our wounded and the families and help on so many levels.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year I was introducted to Hope for the Warriors . It was their mission mission statement and the support they provide our military families that I decided to volunteer. I enjoy volunteering with the group whether it is processing registration forms, introducting key members to my firm's Veterans group or participating in a run/walk. There is no doubt that Hope for the Warriors will continue to gain recognition and maturity. I look forward to working with the group in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2011 I have had the opportunity to volunteer at several events where Hope for the Warriors sponsored warrior participation. It was a wonderful experience for me and I plan to continue as a volunteer as needed. Warrior lives are being enriched by this organization. They are finding ways to fill the gaps that might be otherwise overlooked by other government agencies and/or non-profit agencies.

Bob_3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a combat wounded Marine, and I have had my life turned upside down. I had everything that I knew and planned for taken from me. The devastating effect that has on you morale is epic. H4W gave me a reprieve from the daily struggle that is living with a combat injury, and more than that they showed me how much people care about us. The country will forever be scarred by how the Vietnam Veterans were received, but it says something that we learned from that mistake. It also reinforces to us combat wounded that we are not forgotten. Which means more than most will ever understand. I contacted a few of the people that helped me over a year later and they still remembered me. That sort of personal connection is hardly even heard of in other "industries" and I feel it really says something about the level that H4W actually cares about the vets they serve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is a combat wounded veteran who was injured in 2006. We needed help relocating and finding employment for my husband and H4W changed our lives dramatically. They have gone over and above expectations and have assisted my husband and I in every way imagined from getting to interviews to renting a POD to move. They are angels to us. Also, they are an amazing support system and our second family. These folks celebrate warriors and their families by really living the mission-whether it be lending an ear or shoulder to cry on, or offering a makeover to a spouse or a week of fantastic patriotic fleet week morale boosting fun.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of being able to be a volunteer for Hope for the Warriors. I have been witness to an organization that truly cares for the people it serves and does the most it can with the resources available to it. I have seen the staff go above and beyond what is expected of them on several occaisions. Including one time when after working twelve hours on a fundraising event and after everyone had gone home they drove a service member an hour out of their way just so he didn't have to sit alone waiting for a cab. You don't find that kind of dedication everyday and I think it is indicative of the values to which this organization aspires. Hope for the Warriors is everything you wish a charity to be. Which is why I continue to volunteer and support them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be able to attend fleet week with the hope for the warriors foundation and was extremely pleased. This was my first trip that I had taken with any organization since my injury and I am glad that I was able to work with the hope for the warriors staff. Throughout the stay they far exceed my expectations and were very well organized. Every single aspect of this trip was thought out in extreme detail to ensure that every person was able to enjoy their time no matter what we were doing. I would highly recommend this organization to people that are wanting to donate as well as to people that have been injured and are wanting to go on a very fun trip. It helps all of us injured service members get reintegrated back into society after our long medical needs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

they are the best and are their for all service members needs and really care for them we are not just another number unlike some.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't even focus on a starting point to express my grattitude to Hope For The Warriors. This organization has that sparkle and magic that instantly creates that family bond with servicemembers who often have an empty hole or void from within. They have not only taken care of me, my entire family has been pulled up under their wing of hope. Any event that I was priviledged enoough to be a part of HFTW far exceeded any expectations. They give you that special moment that the average family would not be able to afford or do the logistical leg work to make it happen. Everyone on their staff from highest to lowest, they are the ALL STAR team. It is hard to believe that HFTW actually cares and does the right things for people who are in need. It is organizations like HFTW that keeps this country in check with a lot of situations being out of hand in the bigger scheme of things across this nation. Please DONATE so wounded servicemembers can get the piece of mind that you enjoy everydHonored to be family with HFTW. CW4 John Lightsey, US ARMY

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the last 3 years, I've had the pleasure of running for Hope for the Warriors in the ING NYC Marathon. This will be my second year volunteering for the Big Apple Run for the Warriors, taking place in New York City. What a wonderful organization for such a worthy cause. The people are a delight--some of the nicest I have ever met. I feel honored to be a part of this organization and look forward to taking part in many more events to come!

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Robert28

Client Served

Rating: 5

I must say that I have had the great opportunity to have been welcomed into the this great organization. There are many groups that say or claim that they are there to help us wounded warriors that have courageously served this great nation and I tell you what there is no organization that has done more for me and helped me get outside and enjoy not only the outdoors but life again. I have been on a couple of hunting trips through them as well as skeet shoot and have always been treated so well by the family that I have been able to make through the Hope for the Warriors foundation. Emma Riley, Nicole Papadopoulos, just to name a couple of people that have really made sure that I had a great time and I look forward to not only doing some more great hunts with them but also just to hang out and help give back to my fellow wounded service members.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to engage with some of the families that have been served by Hope For The Warriors and their resounding sentiment is the care they received. They felt a part of this family and they felt like the staff "got it". I am proud to be associated with them and look forward to a long future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the first time for Hope for the Warriors at the Long Island 5K/10K Run. It was a great experience - all of the employees I met were very kind and focused on ensuring the event went off without a hitch (which it did). It was busy, and they were able to direct me to where they needed the most help. I was able to meet with some of the veterans that they are helping, which was great. Overall, I would highly recommend this charity to all: service members, volunteers and donors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope For The Wariors is recognized as one of the most efficient and military member and family friendly 501 (c) 3 organizations supporting this nations most treasured resource, our young service members. Administrative cost below 4%, resources go where they are most needed, helping make a difference in wounded service members lives. Having visited the wounded in hospitals and talking with their family members, you can see the despair turning into hope and joy when Hope For The Warriors members show up and help alleviate the stress associated with how can the wounded make ends meet. It has changed my life.

Dawn23456

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors is run by a great group of people. I have seen first hand how deeply they care about and for the service members and their families. I remember when Hope For The Warriors was just an idea and now it has grown to be such an amazing charity.

There are countless stories of all the good work and heart felt gestures that this organization and it's volunteers have done throughout the years. The story below is one that happened recently and is very dear to my heart.

I have a very good friend (age 22) who's husband was injured (and later died) while serving in Afghanistan. Robin with Hope For The warriors saw to it personally that my friend had the appropriate clothing and things she would need to fly to Germany. It seems like such a small thing to do, but when you get a call that your husband is injured, the last thing you think about is what the weather will be like. My friend had packed for warm weather and it was very cold in Germany.

The entire organization has been such a huge support system for my firend. For this I will forever be grateful to Robin and everyone with Hope For The Warriors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors was there for me and my family after I was wounded in Iraq. They are more than a helping hand, they are family. As a board member, I have seen the organization never lose sight of its mission & vision. I not only trust them with financial donations, but with the lives of our service members and their families!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is a unique organization whose commitment to meeting the needs of wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen is largely unparalleled. As a volunteer at dozens of events and a participant in a number of their programs, I have been able to witness the dedication and sincerity of the Hope for the Warriors staff. The success of its programs, its low administrative costs, and the number of repeat - volunteers, sponsors, and benefactors evinces an organization that has garnered the support of the general public by fulfilling its mission on a daily basis. I would not hesitate to donate my time or my money to Hope for the Warriors in the future – this is clearly a special organization.

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Michael2345678910111213

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past few years I have had numerous opportunities to work with Hope For The Warriors and to witness the direct ways in which it assists our veterans and military families.

As a Director of an inpatient program for service members and veterans suffering from the "invisible" wounds of deployment and war, I have been able to see how Hope For The Warriors assists with immediate family needs, supporting vocational reintegration, and promoting a sense of hope and the possibility of healing.

I have developed a strong professional relationship with Hope For The Warriors, and from the top down it is an organization truly dedicated to taking care of warriors and their families. Their willingness and commitment to develop and support new and innovative programs to further assist military spouses and families speaks volumes to what the organization is all about.



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Donor

Rating: 5

I witnessed first hand how this organization salutes our Wounded Warriors here in SE NC. Great events over a several day period with excellent participation from the Warriors, their families and members of the community. My golf round with one Warrior was mind boggling..a tough day on the course but listening to his story made everyone speechless and in awe of his actions.

Although invited to this outing by a friend I have now become a donor and also have ensured that this organization obtains financial help from my company!

Superb staff and volunteers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Participating in the H4W program has been a great experience. The staff were excellent in every aspect of the trip. They ensured that I was comfortable and well taken care of. The details of the trip were well planned and they ensured that I knew in advance of the daily activities and what to expect. It was clear that they truly care about the wounded soldiers and have a real passion for what they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for a few initiatives that Hope for the Warriors has spearheaded to bring assistance to severly injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. One specific initiative involved a quadruple amputee from Staten Island, Brendan Morocco. Hope for the Warriors teamed up with the Stephen Siller Foundation, the FDNY and a few other organizations to furnish a home for this dedicated hero. Hope for the Warriors worked tirelessly to leverage relationships that yielded donations of products and services to provide Brendan with an adapted environment that could aid in his recovery. H4W's efforts were truly incredible and executed with tremendous professionalism.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors was founded by fellow Marine wives that I knew personally. With this connection, I decided to support the organization by running the Marine Corps Marathon in 2008 as a member of Team Hope For The Warriors, raising funds to support the cause. As I finished the marathon that day, I celebrated alongside a young Marine who completed the race on a handcycle less than one year after the day he lost both legs to a roadside bomb. His courage and attitude made a huge impact on me and I committed myself to helping others through this organization. I ran on the MCM team twice more, volunteered with the group for another year and eventually became a Public Relations advisor for H4W. In all of that time and through all of those roles, H4W maintained an exemplary level of caring and commitment to America's wounded heroes that I continue to support to this day. Hope For The Warriors offers a wide range of programs designed to support these heroes from the first minute of their injury, through rehab and finally to hope beyond recovery. It's a mission that I'm proud to support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped to create a sponsorship between the American Society of Anesthesiologists and H4W for a 5K charity fun run in San Diego (2010) and Chicago (2011). I was on the H4W Gala Committee for 2011. H4W inspires me to do more. The organization has an incredible dedicated staff. I feel blessed to be involved in their activities.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love donating to this organization because I have seen first-hand so many of the incredible ways they have helped our wounded soldiers as well as their families. They give not just with money but give generously with their time, personal care and attention when those they help are in desparate need and often have no one else to depend on. I have witnessed them tackle enormous hurdles to assist in the healing of the traumatically injured, to provide opportunities for those wounded and disabled who fight to go forward with their lives and to be present for the small things that give comfort to the spouses and parents of our wounded. These are truly dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly and unselfishly to do special work for our military.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

H4Ws is an outstanding charity, as evident by the low administrative staff expenses, and the focus on combat wounded client served, I can attest to the amount of support to our combat wounded and families. They are literally a phone call away from anything from immediate needs to adaptive sports gear and wellness events. A simply outstanding organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of being invited to the 3rd Annual Wounded Angler Excursion which was sponsored by Hope For The Warriors in Tampa, FL. It was an entire weekend of good fun and truly amazing people. They organized dinner events with the local population, and 20 volunteer boat captains from the Tampa Yacht & Country Club for a memorable experience. These events give our nations heroes, both past and present, an opportunity to network and together we can help overcome the challenges placed in their way. Hope For The Warriors is a world class organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with Hope For The Warriors® for the past few months, and I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause or an organization more worthy of my time. Through nine different programs, Hope For The Warriors® provides assistance to combat-wounded service members, their families, and the families of the fallen.

While some nonprofit organizations use a good portion of their donated funds to pay for administrative expenses and hire professional fundraising companies, Hope For The Warriors® does not. The Hope For The Warriors® staff members work tirelessly throughout the week managing their programs and planning events to support their mission. Furthermore, these same staff members often spend several weekends each month working the events. It is this level of dedication and commitment that allows Hope For The Warriors® to maintain very low administrative and fundraising costs, which means more donated funds go toward their mission.

This review is intended to be counted for the Military Families campaign. The 'specific campaign' drop down box was non-functional at the time this review was submitted.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an outstanding organization whose employees and volunteers truly believe in 'no need unmet'. They are dedicated and professional - and give unselfishly much of their own time and energy for the betterment of the organization. They are passionate about helping service members and their families, and are having an amazing impact!
A fantastic organization - whose impact is far reaching and continues to grow and expand to accommodate those in need throughout the our great country.

Joshua W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as a volunteer for Hope for the Warriors several times and cannot begin to say how great this organization is. As a spouse of an employee for H4W’s, daily I get to hear about and see the amazing impact that this organization is having on the lives of our nation’s service members and their families. The employees are passionate about serving those that have served and gave so much. They look for every opportunity possible to give back and it is evident in the story of every service member that has worked with Hope for the Warriors. They truly embody and live by their motto, “No sacrifice unforgotten, nor need unmet.” I encourage every person that is looking to give in time or resources to consider this organization. This organization is one of the best and they make an incredible difference in the lives of so many each and every day.

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Tom_23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am running the NYC Marathon next week and have raised over $3,000 for Hope for the Warriors. The team leaders have been helpful and the charity seems well organized and involved in the process. I am proud to be supporting this charity. I have met one of the team leaders while out on a run and she seemed genuinely excited about her involvement with the charity.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer member of the board, I have had the great honor of watching the staff of this organization consistently exceed everyone's expectations in building this organization from scratch. Simply put, they are exceptionally devoted and extremely capable. Whether at a fundraising event or program service, the proof of these qualities is found in the faces and words of those they serve.

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James2345

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors Foundation is making a real difference in the lives of our servuce men and women and their families. I have partcipated in a number of events and can attest first hand to the positive impact. I am proud to serve on the board.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to my direct involvement with the organization I attended several events and programs which were put in place by Hope for the Warriors and I was privileged to watch them work and listen to them strategize about how they can deliver and expand a range of services to our wounded community. The organization embraces not only the individual service member but the service member’s family. Since being directly involved I see the fruit of their labor, as the organization steadily expands. I think I am most impressed by the level of selflessness, compassion and dedication to the mission. The organization founders and early staffing members have in many cases been spouses of active duty service members, who they describe as being "In the Fight" This group of individuals has character, intelligence and an absolute dedication to the mission, which is a clear formula for success. Since joining the Board I have become privy to aspects of the organization which are not readily seen by the public. Since being in this position my initial observations have been confirmed. Their dedication to good governance, particularly in the area of finances and transparency have confirmed what I felt from the beginning and that is that I am proud to work with them and proud to introduce them to others. In the area of programs, two which I have watched grow over time are the "Above and Beyond Program" a professional development program, which assists the individual in pursuing career goals outside the military. "Warrior Wish" which provides a dream come true for service members and families. A somewhat unique aspect of this organization is that it was started by Women and generally speaking the staffing and leadership are still mostly Women, having watched them over time and continually seeing the levels of compassion and caring, has led me to describe the organization as being run with a "Mother's Heart".

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2008 my step-son enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. I can’t tell you how much this action affects one’s outlook on life, even as a family member. Suddenly every service member you see becomes part of your family and jump at the chance to help. Hope For The Warriors has become the agency through which I give my time and energy on behalf of my son, his comrades, and other families.

My first interaction with the organization was at the ASA Run For The Warriors in Chicago, Il as a volunteer. It was a cold, rainy morning but the warmth emulated from the participants and Hope For The Warriors staff was enough to alleviate any chill. As a first time volunteer, my experience was enough to make me continue volunteering with the organization.
I am blessed every day to know that my son was never hurt, and carry the understanding that this could easily change in an instant. Unfortunately, this has been the case for many families. It is the job of this great nation to ensure that these families and service members are not forgotten, and it is organizations like Hope For The Warriors that strive to make sure that doesn’t happen. Their dedication, motivation, and compassion for wounded service members, their families, and the families of fallen service members is unparalleled

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity does the most amazing work for wounded warriors and their families, and they do it on a shoestring budget, with exceedingly low administrative expenses. The people involved are devoted to their cause and work tirelessly to ensure that help is given to deserving soldiers. They recognize on a highly personal level the needs of the military members they serve, as the founders of this charity are wives of marines, some of whom have been critically injured on the battlefield. I have personally witnessed the dedication and commitment of the individuals in charge in their fulfillment of the goals of this organization and feel secure that my donations are in good hands.

Brittany23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Hope For The Warriors for a few years now, and last year had the honor and humbling experience of being asked to serve on the Skyline Salute Committee. Skyline Salute is one of the organization's largest events held here in New York City.

It is hard to put into words the feeling of privilege that comes from working with a group of people who truly put their heart and souls into their work. The warmth, love and support shown by the amazing men and women who run this organization is felt well beyond the service members who they support.

Hope For The Warriors is, without a doubt, a top notch organization who I can only hope to continue to align myself with in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An excellent organization. At a time when I needed some help, H4W stepped in and got the job done. H4W provided a hand-cycle and because of that I have been able to maintain my physical health following a devastating injury that left me paralyzed. H4W provided a foundation that my family could build on and because H4W provided the necessary equipment we have been able to participate in many cycling events nationwide as well as ride together as a family on almost a daily basis. H4W got me out of the house and outside living again. They changed my life.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been working with H4W for the last 3 years as a corporate volunteer advisor and runner. H4W does what they say they're going to do and they do it tirelessly. They spend countless hours raising money to provide injured military members and their families gifts they could not otherwise afford, they bring military families together, and they rally the general community to the cause.

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Dean S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I currently belong to Team Hope for the Warriors and participate in multiple races with my handcycle. The organization has given me the ability to compete with others and to regain the love of exercise since my spine injury. This organization will go out of its way to help. I love them so much.

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Kristyn P.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a military spouse I see many organizations that claim to help our service members, but drop the ball often. Hope for the Warriors is a real charity that truly helps those who deserve our help after putting their lives on the line for our country.

Donor

Rating: 5

There are many organizations who support the Military. Hope for Warriors supports the wounded military after they come home! This is when the need is the greatest. Veterans' unemployment in the USA is significantly higher than that of civilians. So, such an organzation who caters to getting wounded veterans back on their feet is essential for both the individual as well as our society's needs. Additionally, soldiers knowing that there is a resource to them should anything happen in the line of duty, can take pride in continuing to serve our Country and keep us safe!
An example of this organization's efforts - a marine from N. NJ was planning on making a career out of the USMC. He was injured in IRAQ. He could no longer use his legs/ankles.
Hope for Warriors donated a hand cycle to him, enabling him to successfully compete in a half-marathon. Not only did this address his physical needs, but also his emotional needs by giving him confidence that he could be a useful member of society again.
He has since joined Hope for Warriors' "Above & Beyond Professional Development Program" to help transition him into the civilian workforce.
This is one of many successes that this Charity has accomplished. I am proud to be a donor to keep them going!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Team Hope for the Warriors since 2009. I joined the team 3 years ago when running in the Marine Corps Marathon. When looking for a MCM charity, I knew that I wanted to help raise money for a charity focused on military veterans and searched all those available for that year. Hope for the Warriors stood out to me for everything it encompasses. After running the race in 2009, I was amazed at the organization's high level of support to wounded veterans who competed on the team, which inspired me to run again in 2010 and soon to be 2011. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to run for this charity for the past 3 years. Hope for the Warriors is deserving of its high standing.

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rodriguez_josh

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For the Warriors has helped me meet other veterans who have served as we motivate others and complete physical and mental challenges. The staff are generous and understanding and we show others that although we are injured we still push through as a group

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. The individuals who run this organization are wonderful!! They have been there every time we needed them.

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Dave H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of Team Hope for the Warriors. I joined the Team last year, simply as a way of gaining entry into the NYC marathon. I thought it would be a good experience, and a worth while cause, I would run the marathon and be done. Little did I realize how impacted I would be by the work this organization does and the courage of the men and women they serve. Never have I seen an organization do so much with so little. Hope for the Warriors has earned this rating and deserves our support, financially and emotionally. I ran the marathon in 2010. I am running it again in 2011 as part of Team H4W, not because I needed the entry, but because it's the least I could do.

Jon L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a retired Marine that was injured in Iraq in 2003, Hope For The Warriors has helped me connect with other Veterans through their Hope and Morale programs. This has helped me tremendously with my mental well being. Going on trips with fellow wounded Vets recharges my mind and I also get to make friends all over the Country.

The staff at H4W treats everyone of us like we are family, in turn we are one giant family. This is a great Organization and I am happy to be a part of them.

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DevinCYoung

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an active duty Marine and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC when Hope For The Warriors (H4W) started. I have also personally seen the positive impact the organization has had on the lives of injured servicemembers. My wife has volunteered and worked for H4W since the beginning and her personal stories are both heartwrenching and fulfilling. H4W is not a coporation, business or like any other nonprofit that you see out there. H4W is composed of employees, volunteers, donors and others who do what they do only because they want to help our nation's heroes. Compare any other organization's financial statics or list of employees and volunteers--NO COMPARISON.

I have started a community based Team Hope For The Warriors in Tampa, FL. We want to raise the level of awareness of H4W while participating in events around the state. I want to ensure that WE NEVER FORGET and ALWAYS support those who have given life and limb for our country.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of working as a volunteer photographer for a recent 3 day event in Tyler, Texas where our Warriors were given a memorable weekend of golf, food, friendship and respect. I saw firsthand the care and concern that is given to each of the soldiers by this organization and I was very impressed by how each person showed a genuine desire for helping our heroes to feel welcome, honored and respected. I believe that Hope For The Warriors is a credible organization that does exactly what it says it does and I would gladly work with them again any time. Great job!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a military spouse, I witness this organization's impact in my community firsthand. Hope for the Warriors is staffed by caring, compassionate professionals and volunteers who make a positive difference in the lives of our wounded warriors every day.

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Benjamin J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors has really impressed me with there devotion and dedication to helping us wounded warriors. The event that I participated in was more than well organized and the people seemed really eager to meet and assist us the entire time we were in Tampa. These people are the greatest

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Christian Haerter

Donor

Rating: 5

In the competitive world of non-profits, Hope for the Warriors stands shoulders above all the rest. By providing care and support to not only our military wounded and their families but also to the families of the fallen, H4TW have proven themselves time and time again with their compassion and heartfelt caring. Their staff, from the top down, are a high energy group of individuals who do not know the meaning of the words "we can't". I have seen the remarkable results of their programs on the families they have chosen to help and they are priceless. Being an administrator of a small non-profit, I can appreciate the time and personal effort spent by H4TW staff and volunteers in seeing their missions to completion.

Hope for The Warriors deserves not only our utmost respect and consideration for the job they do for our military personnel every day but they deserve to be supported generously with goods, services, and money so they can continue their valuable work across the country.

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Lu C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met members of this charity several years ago because of my MCL's support of the Wounded Warrior Barracks. I was more amazed at enthusiasm and dedication of this agency's members virtually all volunteers. Their response to Marine family needs, who I referred to them was rapid, and met their immediate needs. This response time during the critical needs period really makes a difference to these Wounded Warriors and particularly the family. Looking for a good "Bang for my charity Bucks", i researched their IRS990's, to compare. Needless to say, something they can be proud of.
Keep up the energy and continued success!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The entire staff at Hope for the Warriors are amazingly compassionate and professional when meeting the immediate financial needs of our OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Their generosity has given our Veterans the opportunity to keep their apartments/homes and obtain vital necessities when the immediate financial need presents. They do not receive enough acknowledgement for their work, thank you for all you do Hope for the Warriors!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors
I believe that there are two critical elements in ascertaining the worth of a charitable organization, especially one who's stated mission is to lend a much needed hand to our veterans and active military personnel in need.
First: Is it a highly rated charity by a well established and respected independent charity ratings entity.
Second: Does the charity execute squarely within its stated Mission with tangible results

Hope For warriors clearly excells on both counts: 4 Star ratings, the top rating, from Charity Navigation , the leading not-for-profit charity rating entity.
And , Hope For The Warriors,with a proven track record of completely adhearing to its Mission satement :"The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet "and executing in a very ethical manner on every count ( visit their web site for details) fully meets the second critical criteria.
So if you are interesteded in helping those in need who freely volunteered to go into harm's way on behalf of every American, then I encourage you to contribute to Hope For The Warriors. In doing so you can have the utmost confidence that your funds will do just that.
HBO is a proud sponsor of Hope For The warriors
Bill Nelson
Chairman and CEO Home Box Office ,Inc
Vietnam Veteran
2/502nd Infantry , 101st Airborne Division

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