If skills for life is one of the most amazing programs that I have ran across. If the people that run this program are amazing! The programs they have for vets are absolutely barnun the best I've ever participated in! If when we go on our outings it's just like being back with my soldiers. The Times we share while on these retreats are not only fun, they're therapeutic too. If you've ever thought about joining or going on a retreat with Skills for life and haven't, don't hesitate to join... I promise you won't regret it!
We are really excited to receive our forever home from the Military Warrior Support Foundation, the staff have been wonderful to work with and Kyle went above and beyond his duty to make myself and my wife feel comfortable and that we mattered. Our children now have a permanent place to call home. Thank You MWSF for all you do. Charles and Jennifer Stewart
I am really excited to get mine new home. I still can't believe that I got awarded a home thank you so much. This is one the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life. my family and me really appreciate this gift thank you again. I really dont know it would ever sink in, and this is really going to help me with my situation. Thanks so much I can't say it enough.
I received a phone call from the organization on July 11, 2014 informing me that I had been selected to receive a home. I was in disbelief and speechless and had to take a moment to take it all in. I am still in shock and humbled to become a recipient of a home and extremely grateful. I would like to thank everyone associated with the Military Warriors Support Foundation for their generosity and their support. You are a blessing and may God bless you in all that you do!
My wife and I would like to express our heart-felt appreciation and endless gratitude to the MWSP, donors and volunteers.
You have truly blessed my family with your generous gift of awarding us a house. My wife and I were speechless when we received the call, she started to cry, later on, I broke down as well.
You are what making a difference looks like, you are building hopes, dreams, joy and happiness for our Wounded Warriors, my family and I will be forever grateful to you.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much and God bless all of you that made this dream possible.
Gerardo, Yuliya and baby Miroslava Oribio
When I received the call and was told I had been selected to receive the mortgage free home, it was the first time in years I had broke down and in my wife’s arms. I’d like to say Thank You to the Military Warriors Support Foundation for assisting me through process. After 16 years of Military Service, multiple deployments and being injured, this will be a huge help for me in my recovery from combat injuries and hopefully get me back to somewhat of a normal life style. This is going to be a GREAT opportunity for my family and I to start a new chapter in our lives in a New Home, a new Community and meet new friends. Again, THANK YOU MWSF, your Support for Veterans is astonishing !
I would like to give a big Thanks to the military warriors support foundation for blessing me and my family with a beautiful home near my family. I had a rocket blow up a foot away from on my .50 cal and from that day i have just been blessed in so many ways. I have a baby due in a month and 3 year old now they can grow up in a nice home to call our own. My wife and I are very pleased with the amount of help received from this foundation and once again thank you!
Many thanks to great organizations like MWSF who truly care and support Service Members. Me and my family are so blessed to have this wonderful organization as part of our lives. We have been recently awarded a beautiful home and feel so blessed to have a second chance at life. Now we are waiting for the next step. Thank you so much!...We truly appreciate this blessing.
Hello to all the vets I'm 25 years old and I was blessed with a home. I was shot and blown up in Afghanistan. I have a beautiful daughter she'll be two In October this is her future. Thanks I'm very grateful. 11Bravo4Life #MWSF
Many thanks to great organizations like MWSF who truly care and support Service Members. My family feel very blessed to be apart of a great Nation which have given us so much already. Thankfully I had the opportunity to serve 15 years in the US Army and survived a suicide bomber attack. We started applying for homes 3 months before completion of my MEB/PEB process. We were not approved for the first home but we kept applying. Then we got approved recently. Now we are waiting for the next step. Thank you so much!...We truly appreciate this blessing.
God has used this amazing foundation to Bless my family with a Home mortgage free and mentorship that will provide guidance beyond just the gift of the home itself. After loosing our home and filing BK we were under 2 weeks out from being forced out when we got a call from Homes for Warriors awarding us a mortgage free home.
Truly God has used this to save the day and rescue us from the uncertinty of where to live with my Cute wife and 5 amazing Kids. I cannot thank those that donate their funds and time enough YOU have truly blessed my family when we needed a Miracle most. Many talk about helping and few actually do in a way that is meaningful and beneficial to Veterans. MWSF does it better than any other out there.
This Foundation does it right in every way, from the strict selection process to the transition team to the mentorship. The process was very fast and handled with care and compassion.
I also like how they very smartly use the stage of others (Musicians) at minimal expence to promote the Blessings shared and homes awarded through events and concerts as the cost of advertising in the media would cost far more, not be as effective, and take funds away from helping the Veterans in need.
As a beneficiary of an awarded home the worry is now gone and the financial burdon of a mortgage has been lifted. I look forward to helping others by telling them about this foundation and i look forward to the opportunity to give back with my time, words, encouragement and money in the future.
They are truly the Hands and feet of the body of Christ working to help and feed and care for those in need. Well done, Well done Semper Fi
THIS ORGANIZATION IS A WASTE OF A DONATION. I EXPLAIN IN FULL: They have given homes to wounded warriors and thats great and all, but the method that they choose who is given a home is utter crap. I have had multiple friends who were injured in combat (no they didnt sprain their ankle playing golf, or hurt their wrist pushing papers). I was thankfully not injured when i served in iraq or afghanistan, but when i saw how 3 friends of mine have applied for homes and not been given the home because they didnt live close enough the the george strait concert where the home was awarded. apparently to be awarded a home you not only have to be combat wounded, but also within close proximity to one of their events, AND be willing to go on stage in front of a huge crowd of people. absolutely ludicrous. maybe THATS why they have so many houses available online.
If they are only focusing on the showboating of veterans, they cant focus on filling those 100+ homes with deserving combat wounded veterans who have severe PTSD and cant walk on a stage in front of thousands of people without breaking down.
THE FOCUS ON GIVING A HOME TO A WOUNDED VETERAN NEEDS TO BE ON THE VETERAN/FAMILY IN QUESTION - NOT THE EVENT THEY ARE BEING AWARDED AT.
I HAVE REQUESTED A RESPONSE ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA AND THROuGH THE CONTACT FORMS FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE TO NO AVAIL. NO MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION IS WILLING TO SPEAK TO WHY THEY CHOOSE VETERANS IN THIS MANNER.
If you have had the same experience, please post on their facebook page, and contact forms and maybe they will understand that they need to change!
Honestly words cant simply describe this foundation the are unbelievable i just received a mortgage free home from them on Wednesday and still am in disbelief they truly do help and i cannot get over it thank you mwsf from my family to you all!!!!
We were awarded a beautiful home through this amazing organization. It was an amazing experience. Our sons love to just wake up safe and secure in their home. We are going through financial mentoring, and our mentor is amazing.
Where to start, after injury in Iraq and being Retired I felt lost noone understood, specially with PTSD and TBI, I rented but really had no place I could call home, I had no "roots" I couldn't live where I did prior to Iraq as there well too many memories of who I use to be. Then a close friend of mine, a combat Veteran himself and his wife found out about this program and sent me the Site to go to, after viewing it I thought I would chance it in the hopes that I would finally be able to call a place "Home." The folks Ms Janine Williams, at Military Warriors Support Foundation, and Homes 4 Hero's, after I sent in my application made contact with me. Ms Williams was the best she was there for me through the entire process. When she called and told me that I had a home I sat and cried as it was one of the happiest days of my life. For the first time since my deployment something positive has come from all the pain, hurt, and destruction from that deployment. I now have a "Home" a real home. I now have hope, Thank you all you have made a big difference in my life I can never thank you all enough. HOOAH
This is what one should call a "Non Profit Organization", most volunteers are from military families with experience to share with transitioning families. They are far exceeded the generosity of most nonprofit organizations with their hard work and dedication to help veterans who were wounded by enemies fire, providing homes for wounded veterans was their ultimate goal and I am glad this is still going. Thank you MWSF staff.
We were blessed to be awarded a home from the Military Warriors Support Foundation. The organization awards mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors injured in combat. Being a wounded warrior, there were a lot of things going on in my mind...recuperating and providing are just a few. The organization has helped ease my mind on one, providing the first home for my family. We are so overwhelmed with joy upon receiving this home that words can't express our sincere gratitude to the organization. We encourage all wounded warriors to look into this superb resource which is widely available. Thank you once again to this excellent organization.
What an amazing organization! Being a wounded warrior, as I transitioned out of the military I had so much to think about and get in order to provide for my family. One of the major concerns of my wife and I was where would we live next. Would we be able to afford to rent a house or purchase a house on my disability or would I need to find a job to pay for a house. Military Warrior Support Foundation put our mind at ease. Not only are they helping us be more financially smart they have given us a mortgage free home to call home. This is such a blessing and relief for my wife and I as we did not have to worry about where we will be going next, we had a home to go to. Not only that, it gives me the perfect time to be able to give back to those that helped me as I can rest that my family is taken care of. This is an amazing organization and I want to thank all of those that support them in anyway.
I would like to start by saying thank you and my words will surly fall short of the mark on how you have changed my family's lives. Military Warriors Support Foundation along with Chase Bank I couldn't begin to show you my appreciation for what you've done to relieve a burden of stress from my life. I served the U.S. Army for over 20 years fighting for our way of life because I was proud to serve. I was blown up by an RPG in 2008 and have struggled with so many injuries. PTSD, TBI, broken neck and fractured back have been a struggle to recover from while trying to remain a good father to my family. The Army medically retired me due to injuries and I felt as though my dreams were suddenly falling into a something I would never be able to succeed in fulfilling. A good friend told me about MWSF and told me I should apply because I fell into the type of categories they strived to help. I talked with my family about it thinking this type of thing just never happens for me, but submitted the application. We waited about 4 months and received a phone call inviting us to a military appreciation night at the Fort Worth Stock show and Rodeo. My kids and I were very excited to go and they paid for our hotel, gas, tickets and food and drinks. We were greeted by a MWSF rep and what we thought to be a Rodeo rep. They said they were going to greet my family and I in the arena as part of military appreciation night. We received a warm applause and a HOME!!!! I was in shock that this was happening to us as Chase bank honored me for my service. I'm still feeling I'm living in a dream. This gift is going to relieve the stress I was suffering with on getting us a place to live on my now fixed income. They have changed my life in so many ways that I thank God for his angels at work. This is going to allow me to focus on trying to work through all my injuries and try to heal to become the man I once was. The work this organization and Chase bank do is changing the lives of wounded Military and the Gold Star families of fallen service members. Thank you from my Family and I for changing our lives forever.
I was on my way to my weekly medical appointment today and received a call that changed my life and the life of my family, we are a US ARMY Family in transition. I am currently on Transproc( Transition Process) and are in the middle of my last phase of medical retirement (TDRL), I was introduced to Military Warrior Support Foundation thru my AW2 worker and Guardian Angel, Vina Fejeran (MAMC) Madigan Medical Hospital JBLM. I can't express in words enough how much this Life Changing Opportunity will change the life of my family and myself. Since the first time I applied for a house I must say the contact with the organization has been smooth. In the beginning when i applied for a house before i was picked i was informed by their admin that I was not selected and they clearly explained the order of priority , Gold families/missing limbs and Purple Heart and so on. I am thankful for their quick response and their rapid response to all my questions. I was Awarded a house today and myself and my wife broke down in tears for this awesome surprise. What I have to say to All fellow Combat Wounded Veterans is do never loose faith keep applying and make sure your application is filled out correctly, if you need help contact your AW2 or what ever agency you belong too for help. To the Military Warriors Support Foundation and your sponsors I want to Thank You from the bottom of my Heart, my wife and my family is Forever Thankful for Your Patriotism and for looking out and taking care of the Wounded Warriors that fought in Wars to keep our Country free from harm. God Bless You each and everyone that make the MWSF running, Thank You!!!
I was recently awarded a home through this organization and am very excited and happy with them. I will admit that at first it was hard to get in contact with someone. I called and emailed a handful of times before I got a response. However, once I got in contact with a Home Advisor, it was smooth sailing after that. The person that helped me called/emailed me back very quickly if I had any questions. The communication was great and we did an interview that was thorough and detailed.
I don't know where we would be if it wasn't for this organization and we are extremely blessed to have been given a home.
My husband was injured in Iraq 3 years ago. After being medically retired from the Army we weren't sure where we would be going or what to do. We found MWSF and were awarded a home right outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. Our home is beautiful and our worries have subsided. Now we have a free home that we couldn't love more if we tried. Words can't say thank you enough for all you have done for us.
As far as military non-profits go Military Warrior Support foundation knocks it out of the park!! We are recent recipients of a mortgage free home. We have known about MWSF for quite awhile and were encouraged to apply. We would encourage others to do the same if you are a combat wounded veteran or Gold Star family. Besides the giving of mortgage free homes they have so many other programs that assist wounded veterans, gold star families and their children. This foundation is top notch and their staff is very thorough and professional. We are grateful that this foundation exists compared to others out there claiming to assist wounded veterans. MWSF have definitely made a positive and life changing impact on our lives as a family. Thank you Military Warrior Support Foundation.!
I want to thank you Military Warriors and their staff and all the people that donate homes for military members that received the Purple Heart. I was just awarded a home today in Baytown, TX. They are doing a great job getting military members and their families in new homes.
This organization has done something for us that all organizations that help combat military and families. They have awarded us a home which allows us to give our family something that we might of never been able to do since we live on a fixed income and it makes it hard. I was so excited when we learned that we were getting a home and the first time that we came home my kids and wife we so excited their expressions said it all my kids were like yeah we finally got our own rooms things that we can not express enough. Know the organization does this for gold star wives and has apartments for Omar wounded warriors it is so awesome to have this out there for us people that are ready to own or that are not ready gives tem an opportunity to figure out when they are ready. Thank you we owe you everything.
I have followed and supported this foundation for many years. Their staff if passionate, caring and extremely committed to serving and rewarding our country's Heroes. They are to be commended!
This organization really needs to have more robust checks into the former military members being awarded these homes. They recently awarded a home (November 2013) in Charlottesville, VA to a former service member who's actions while in uniform definitely didn't warrant him being awarded this home. This former solider committed adultery with another solider's wife while he was deployed overseas and his actions resulted in the wife becoming pregnant by him while he was still married to his previous wife.
In recent months the couple have been using the threat of litigation to force the husband who was deployed to finance their living expenses. I find it absolutely disgusting that an organization such as this couldn't be bothered to look deeper into this situation, especially when it was brought to their attention. Despite them claiming it was a civil matter, they are standing behind their claim that they couldn't find another more deserving solider and family.
The most telling part of this organization is that they have refused to post any news about the home being awarded to the service member after being confronted, and eveb strongly encouraged the husband who was cheated on to not take his story about this organization to the public. I strongly discourage participation and donations to this organization
We applied for some homes and were told we were eligible for one. We filled out the paper work. We called multiple times and they go to voice mail or they will let us leave a message but NEVER have they returned our calls. We keep calling and asking questions and NO ONE can give us the right answer. We have sent more then enough documents to them and they said it is not enough. My husband is an OIF Vet. He served in Iraq from 03-04 and he has TBI, Back Pain & PTSD. They told us we qualify then THE SAME PERSON said they can't say Yes or No to that question. Then today when my husband talked to them they said that they need more documents. WTF! I am sorry but we have spent hours and hours sending documents, running to the VA and calling people to get this done. We are at our wits end. Like I said my husband has PTSD and this is NOT HELPING! We called the VA today and they said this is ridiculous that they need even more then what we have sent them. We are about to give up and forget this whole thing. I think that to screw with a Vet and his family is ridiculous and wrong on so many levels. I feel like they want something more then to help out our Vets. I think they are looking for a story or something they can use to help them look better. I have read so many reviews and more are bad then good. The Idea of this seems like a great one but I guess they should tell you if all you have is PTSD then you DON'T get any where with this charity. I feel like they want more then we can give and they are using my husbands experience to make themselves look better. It is just horrible!!!!!!!!!
Military Warriors Support Foundation 11/19/2013
We apologize that you are having an issue with our vetting process, as it is quite thorough to fully ensure that each home recipient within the Homes4WoundedHeroes Program adheres to our strict guidelines. PTSD and TBI are the harder issues to assess, and it is not the number of documents sent in, but the quality of the document as it pertains to our eligibility guidelines, which are quite specific. When we request documents for evaluation we are looking for paperwork which shows that the injuries in question are a result of combat action. As this information can be detailed in one document, it may not be shown in another common item, as injuries such as PTSD and TBI may not have shown themselves just yet in full, hence the lack of a record on file, and why it could be a while before the proper documentation is found. It must also be noted that not all PTSD or TBI injuries are eligible for the Homes4WoundedHeroes program, and our vetting system is in place to ensure that we are adhering to our program requirements and eligibility guidelines. I hope this brings some answers to your concerns, and if you have any further questions on your status, it may be best to email the Homes Team at Homes4WH@MilitaryWarriors.org. As you noted above, it can be difficult to get in reach with the Homes Team via our office line. We are taking steps to alleviate this issue, and currently the Homes team has calls scheduled weeks in advance as they are currently vetting through some 100+ properties with many applicants per property. You may be on the list already to give a call back to, but an email is something that can be touched on much sooner than waiting on a call back. Again, we do apologize for your issue with the vetting system, and hopefully we will have good news for you and your family in the future.
This organization is very professional and worked with me every step of the way. They recently awarded my family and I a house and words can not express how much this means to us and how much this helps us transition back to civilian life. They are great and I would recommend them to anyone who needs help for when they are retiring from military service.
The problem with these organiztions is that is all about the story you have to tell. If you do not have a purple heart then forget it. PTSD alone will get you nothing the majority of the time. They need good stories in order to lure bigger donations for people. They will never admit that and you will many a story saying this is not true but it is. Case in point, houses seem to go fast while others linger forever. This is because they are waiting for the best story. If you do not have a purple heart do not waste your time. This comes from an insider who told me what really goes on.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 11/19/2013
We sincerely apologize for any issues you may have faced in the vetting process of the Homes4WoundedHeroes Program. As this is addressed in a few other reviews of the same matter, PTSD and TBI are eligible for the Homes4WoundedHeroes Program, so long as the injuries are found to have been the result of combat action, hence the search for proper documentation, as not all PTSD or TBI injuries fall under that category. I hope this answers to your concern. We ask that you feel strongly towards the thorough vetting process as it is in place to ensure that we are adhering to our program guidelines and eligibility requirements. We do want to Thank You for your feedback as this is allowing us to further adapt our vetting and evaluation processes.
My daughter and son in law received a home from Military Warriors Support Foundation about 1 1/2 years ago. At first we thought this was great for them, it was a nice house and was handicapped accessible. But please do NOT put these people who are financially strapped into a house where they have to pay HOA fee's and in a house where the taxes they have to pay per month is more than a mortgage would be. They have a financial adviser who doesn't even let them know when the taxes and payments are going up. Really $600 a month for property taxes and $100 a month for HOA fees. Plus all the extra utility bills for being in a much larger place. How does this foundation really expect them to pay for this? Someone needs to do something about this. Lets make sure these people can afford the monthly expenses. Sure it sounds great that they are getting mortgage free home, but now they are strapped more than before.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 10/23/2013
You bring up an interesting concern. After a certain point in the vetting process, each applicant and family applying for a specific property must submit financial documentation for MWSF to address this specific concern. Each family is also made aware of each of the expenses that they are responsible for prior to being awarded the property in question. The expenses that you have in question, therefore, should have been addressed prior, and during, the family's transition into the home. If the family is having concerns of their monthly expenses, that should be a conversation between themselves and their financial advisor as adjustments can, sometimes, be made if funds are "complicated." It is the goal of MWSF to ensure that each family is living comfortably afford the property and able to save/pay off debt while they are living in the home, and to not incur new forms of debt. If your daughter and son in law are having these issues, please have them connect with our office at (210) 615-8973 so that we can pin down what the issue may be and see if it is at all possible to have adjustments made. Thanks for your message!
The Military Warriors Support Foundation
A heart as big as Texas and beyond.
For the past two years it has been my distinct honor and pleasure to be involved with this wonderful organization. I have served on several boards of charities including the National Kidney Foundation and Transplants for Children, and I can say unequivocally that the Military Warriors Support Foundation has a concerned and dedicated staff which has few peers.
While their efforts are global in nature, their primary focus is addressing the needs of the individual soldier and his/her family. It is this personal outreach that lets the returning veteran know that he is not alone. That his struggles and challenges in returning to civilian life are theirs as well.
Thanks to these generous and thoughtful folks, the returning US soldier knows he is welcome home with open arms.
Stephen James Poppoon
Managing Director, The Soldier’s Road Home Foundation
I agree that this is a great program. My husband was deployed only twice but suffers sever ptsd among other problems including falling off of a shinook. We gave all proper documentation and were lead to believe that we could be chosen for a home. We did everything they asked us to do yet we were still turned down. Im very thankful for programs like this. We could really benefit from using a financial advisor to help us fix our credit and teach us budeting skills. Congratulations to all who was chosen.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 10/23/2013
We hope that in the future that we will be able to award your family a property, it is unfortunate that not everyone can be awarded each specific property, but we take in a great number of applications and vet through many highly qualified applicants to find the best fit. Hopefully, MWSF will be able to assist your specific family in the future, keep an eye out for the next property of interest and best of luck! Thanks for your comment!
My husband and I were told about this program by a friend of ours. My husband has been deployed 5 times to Iraq, the last time he returned he was just not the same man that left. I had him go to the doctors to be seen for his issues and was diagnosed with PTSD. He was in direct fire with the enemy and was hit a few times with an IED and therefore has a ton of issues, he sees a doctor for these problems on a weekly basis. For us it just seems like this program just lead us on. We found all the necessary documents turned them in, then they came back to us stating the documentation was not good enough. As with our situation, the documentation has Army codes showing that his disorder was from direct combat. So I just did not know what else to do to get the proper documentation. I do understand that proper documents are a must to prove that it is from direct fire with the enemy, we did this and was still told sorry. This program would be great if they would just look through the paperwork and see what Army codes mean. This program would of been a blessing to my family, the financial advisor, and all the help would of made our transition into civilian life so much easier, now here we are again worrying about how we will make it.
MWSF changed our lives forever.
Not only do they provide homes for the wounded, they teach the recipients how to handle the responsibilities of home ownership.
This organization impacts your life and your lifestyle.
MWSF is an amazing organization that provided the up most care and consideration for me and my family. Every member of the staff we interacted with was incredible friendly and knowledgeable when fielding our questions. They have changed our lives forever and we couldn't be more thankful.
I don't have enough room to type all the positive ways I have been affected by this foundation. I have been involved now for about 5 years. I have golfed and hunted with the Warriors and spent some real quality time with them and seen first hand how this foundation helps them in profound ways. From General Sisco and Ken Eakes at the top, to the men and women working hard throughout the foundation, you will not find more hard work working and dedicated individuals. This foundation is simply the best of the best.
I'm the son of my hero! My father , a OIF soldier , And I want to say that the Wounded Warrior Project have been their for my father since he been Medical retired (2008 ) ! We havnt been awarded a home yet in our area . I just want to say thank. You all that have to do with the life changing Wounded warrior project ! The Hero's Hero!!!!
Thank you !!!
Andrew R. Peachey.
Though I have not yet received aid from this organization they are offering a tremendous service and I am very appreciative of what they ARE providing. I hope that I too am able to benefit from this organizations services in the near future.
Good day to all , well i was just awarded an home thanks to MWSF and I too was kinda skeptical saying to myself who would really give me an home for me and my family but to my surprise we were truely blessed with an home an actual place to make and call " Our Home" i am just so over joyed iI can hardly explaine it. I too am an Wounded Warrior of Operation Iraqi Freedom "OIF" 06-07 . And the Staff they have are EXTREMELY EXCELLENT , PATIENT AND THOUGHTFUL . would give more stars but five is all they have available . MY FAMILY THANK YALL SO MUCH .
I was awarded a home through MWSF a year and a half ago. Not only did they provide me with a stable and permanent home for myself and my family but they have provided me with a financial mentor program to help me succeed in home ownership. They are an excellent organization. I also participate in the skills4life programs (hunting and golf). These programs offer wounded warriors the chance to learn new skills and hobbies while enjoying the company of other wounded warriors. I think this might be one of the best non-profits for wounded soldiers.
I'm a wounded veteran who was medically retired from the Army for multiply injuries sustained in OEF 07-08. We have been getting lots of emails from MWSF about homes in my area to be awarded. So me and my wife started to reply and they called us to talk about a house in the area, The Representative that I talked to was very professional and also showed care in what I have been through. I know this is a great company, I also know a family that was awarded a beautiful home from MWSF. All I have to say is keep up the great work MWSF.
My husband was injured while serving in Afghanistan. We didn't know what we were going to do when he was medically retired from the Army. We didn't have a plan where we were going to go or how we were going to adapt. Military Warriors not only awarded us an AMAZING house in a great community, they have helped us make the transition from Army to civilian. They don't just give you a house and leave you alone. They are right there, helping you every step of the way. They help set you up for success and make sure that you know you are never alone. Our mentor is one of the greatest guys I have ever met. He has been such a HUGE help to us and has made life so much better. He is there for us every step of the way, not matter what time of day or what problem we are having. He is right there with advice or an ear to listen. We are so blessed to not only have a great home to raise our children in, but a new family in Military Warriors.
My husband is a disabled veteran and we have struggled since he became injured over two years ago. We were recently told we are being awarded a home and it feels like there is a finally some hope. Even with everything going on around us that can go wrong goes wrong. This one foundation has finally given us hope that everything will work out, that we will get out of debt, and that someone does care about us. They are helping us with the dream of owning a home. Something we never thought would be possible.
Military Warriors Support Foundation is an outstanding organization! My husband was severely wounded while serving our country, and thanks to MWSF, he knows his sacrifices are appreciated. We have not been awarded a home yet, but have had the opportunity to apply for one and are so thankful even for that! This organization does SO MUCH for our wounded service members and families, not only by the services they offer, but also by the support they give in honoring and helping our nation's heroes!
This organization is fantastic! We are so fortunate to have people who care and who understand what military members and their families go through. If I could give them six stars I would! I can't say enough about the program other than to encourage other military families to apply. I thank The Lord every day for sending these people to bless our lives.
MWSF is a amazing organization. I'm getting close to being medical retired and didn't have a clue where I was going to be living. Now I'm a home owner and I'm not stressed out about where I'll be living. It was life changing when I received the phone call. Thank you so much MWSF
MWSF has changed mine and my family's life forever!! They have helped us achieve goals we would have never even dreamed of in a million years! I am forever great fully to the help I recieved!
Military Warrior Support Foundation is truly amazing! They make veterans and their families dreams come true but they are also saving lives! My husband and I were struggling to pay bills, had lost our home and were almost $100,000 in debt. MWSF was the light at the end of our tunnel. They gave us hope and security. They gave us a chance to pay off our debt and to start a life that we never thought we would have! By the time our 3 years is up with our financial counselor, we will be completely debt free and we will for the first time in either of our lives, own our own home.
I can't say enough about what they have done for our family. We can finally start thinking about the future instead of how much we are sinking in debt. This has been a healing process for my husband and he doesn't have to think of the financial stress we faced each day. This has brought us so much closer.
MWSF is hands down the best non profit for wounded veterans. My family was close to be homeless right before I was medically retired in 2012. Thanks to MWSF they were able to put a roof over my families head when I was not able to do so. Because of them we are in the position we are. I am almost done with my bachelors degree, my wife was able to pursue her career in education and is now a teacher in the local school district and our daughter is happy and healthy. Our family will forever be greatful for MWSF and our lives were truly changed. Can't say enough good things about this organization!
This program and the workers have no patience in working with the soldiers. They constantly hassled me for a date after I told them I was waiting on orders for a seperation date. I cant force the military to give me this information while going threw the medical board process. When I called the transition manager half of the time I didnt get to speak with her because someone else delivered the message like asking what was our business with this person. I mean come on now they now how to call u but the minute u call them with an issue and want to talk with your transition manager u cant. Im very disappointed with their communication and impatience. So where is the suppoert the troops part come in at.
There are several organizations that award homes to clients. But, none can compare to MWSF. Along, with our 100% mortgage free, we received a family mentor and/or financial mentor. With the use of their tools come a new benefit in our lives. A life changing event.
There are so many people out there that have no clue how to handle their finances, and are in debt up to their ears and live paycheck to paycheck. Then we have the veterans who have difficulty with money either via PTSD or TBI, by having a spending plan, and receiving the education from the financial mentor, having a family budget helps because it is something that become consistent, you can see where your money going and where to make changes to save more money. We also take financial courses via Wells Fargo.
We have been in the program now for a little over a year and half and we only owe for our new truck we recently purchased that we are able to pay off in under a year. Imagine a 20,000.00 vehicle and you can pay it off in a year? In previous years we were never able to do it that quick. We have numerous accounts, even one for house that gets paid every month, which will enable us to pay living bills, like gas, water, electric, cell phones, cable and internet, home owners and vehicle insurance once a year. Now, I ask you this question. Can you do it? If the answer is no, and you live paycheck to paycheck and tired of moving around or living with family. I encourage you to take the step in applying for home with this organization.
Its not just any ole house either. It is our home, a place to lie our heads, say our prayers and close our eyes to awake refreshed and a lot more less stress in our lives. It had changed our characters, our mindsets, and our dreams, by having purposeful goals written on a goal sheet, it is great to accomplish the feeling that you have you got to accomplish a dream or a goal. Its exhilarating. Not mention its worth value on the latest tax bill is 160,000.00
The other organizations, they don't have that. The mentoring program.
As for the family about the forms...I have never heard of the statements you were making. A dd214 will list your campaign awards, that sir will let you know that served in combat. I am a spouse and know that. There are two types of DD214 the short one or the long one, which short one is the edited form and long one is the unedited one, which has more information on the bottom of the form. The National Personnel Records Center are the ones who issues lost, destroyed or stolen DD214. They are mailed from Military personnel records center. Yes, a DD215 do exists, they are used to correct errors or for adding to the existing DD214. Its distributed in the same manner. My husband has a DD215 not a DD214 because their was addition to the medals he received once he retired in 2009. As for the other forms, we were never mentioned to them. We just sent our DD215, VA Award letters and signed forms they requested from us.
It was an easy thing to do and can be handled via email and sent back to them. It was the easiest transition for us than anything we ever done in the military, we lived both off and on bases, we even purchased a home, this was way easier than any of that.
So, I like to challenge others if they are seeking a life changing event in their lives, they will receive positive ones in this program. I can tell you now...there is nothing like sitting at home and everything you need, or wanted even, taking vacations you thought you never could, having money I mean money in your savings accounts and best of all, you can interact with other home recipients and gain insight into other things, gain a network of people all over our Nation. What more can you ask for. Take the step. Change your life. I dare you.
I recently applied for the free mortgage homes for wounded vets and I have never seen such incompetence its a shame that would take someone who is already been through hard rough times to the extreme they will ask you to submit documents then say they never got them upon sending them numerously of times they will want you to produce forms you wouldn't have regular army soldiers need ngb forms but how when you not national guard and for OEF/OIF vets your dd214 needs to state where you were in Iraq specifically I have never seen a list of countries or cities on a dd214 and then they need a dd215 from someone who was discharged in 2006 go figure.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 07/18/2013
We apologize for any issues you may have faced in our vetting process. Our vetting process is quite thorough and we must be able to ensure that all applicants within our Homes4WoundedHeroes program were combat injured within Iraq or Afghanistan (During Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom). Some veterans are unable to find their documentation that supports this, in this circumstance, we provide an additional avenue of retrieving documentation directly from , and is something we offer to all of our applicants. MWSF also pride's itself on the individuals who work within our Homes Coordination Team, as each of them have extensive knowledge of military forms and paperwork, and are also prior service. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally about this situation as it seems there may have been some type of a miscommunication. Please feel free to connect with our office at (210) 615-8973 Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM CST! Thanks for your comment!
There are many Veteran Service organizations in our country today. There is also the GI Bill, VA benefits and other federal assistance too. Not one of those organizations or government programs in the USA can set a Combat Wounded Veteran on a near certain path to success and prosperity like the Military Warriors Support Foundation can. Homes 4 Wounded Heroes is a program that above any other VSO in this country cares more about the well being, financial future and family stability of a wounded warrior. No one can give any examples of charity greater than a wonderful home to live in, financial mentoring to get you back on your feet and family counseling to strengthen the family bond. The MWSF is the greatest Non-Profit Organization in the country, hands down.....
I appreciate what this organization stands for and believe they are doing the best they can for injured warriors. My husband and my application was accepted 1 1/2 years ago; no house yet, which I am definitely not complaining about. We understand how many deserving families are out there and know that we live in a large military community with limited houses available (San Diego).
Our only complaint is that the communication is poor. When applying for a home, no one sends a message informing applicants that they were not selected. It would be nice if a general email went out to those not selected so that you aren't waiting and hoping for months on end until you notice the home out of the "In Review" section. And we never hear about homes available in our area any more; feels like you get forgotten after applying.
Also, we noticed they close the application period before the end date announced and will award homes before their deadline, making it seem like they don't care about all applicants, or care to wait to allow time for as many applicants as possible. It perpetuates the idea that they have a specific injury they are looking for or something.
Overall, I still think they are doing a great job and should be applauded for supporting the wounded military. We face challenges that the general public just doesn't understand and it's nice to know their are people out there who want to make a difference in our lives. they can't serve everyone but at least they are doing something.
This is an awesome non profit organization. They award houses to deserving veterans who on the regular side might not be able to get a house. It is life changing and helpful to families looking for a fresh start on life and to be able to raise kids in a forever home. They pick wonderful houses in wonderful neighborhoods that have wonderful neighbors. I should know...I was a recipient of a home. Great organization to donate to and to become a part of.
So far my experience with this organization has been below my expectations. I have only been able to communicate via e-mail and have a feeling no one knows what they are talking about. It seems no one wants to help me with completing an application for assistance. My question is very specific, yet no one can give me a specific answer to help me out or has bothered to reach out to me. I have called and left messages, but my calls have not been returned.
I think the concept of the organization is great , but the way they communicate with vets and their family should improved.
I also want to add that, I feel the foundation is exploiting vets, it's like they are digging for the deepest, juiciest war stories and the expense of the vets. Haven't they already paid a high enough price, and for some one to dangle a mortgage free home in front of them, in exchange for war stories and sob stories to bring a good name for their organization. That is shameless. =(
Military Warriors Support Foundation 03/12/2013
Thank you for bringing your concern to us! We regret issues you may have had in the application process thus far, and I hope that we are somehow able to assess the situation at hand! We at Military Warriors Support Foundation perform a very thorough vetting process to all of our applicants, and since each individual property receives many applications, the application process is an extensive one. We should note that our team works very diligently to respond to calls and messages in a timely manner. We do receive a high volume of calls daily and can take several days for our Homes Coordinator to get back with each individual applicant’s inquiries. To touch on your final note in your comment though, we would never want anyone to have the impression that we are looking for war stories. Our Homes Program, Homes4WoundedHeroes, awards mortgage-free homes to those wounded in combat, or the spouse of one who has been killed in combat, in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to our specific eligibility requirements, we are required to vet each applicant thoroughly to ensure the continuity of the program and that each recipient that is awarded a home fits within the program parameters. We encourage you to contact us at our main office at (210) 615-8973 so that we may address any additional concerns. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday and would welcome an opportunity to address your concerns! Thank you again for your comment, we are always looking to improve and enhance the application process! We look forward to hearing from you!”
Military warriors Is a wonderful non-profit organization who has helped my family so much, not only by awarding my family with a mortgage free home but also by known that they truly care about our wounded soldiers and giving the support that they need. The have the most loving and caring staff. We recently recommend it this organization to another wounded soldier and he was also awarded a beautiful home. Will be forever grateful to this great organization they have made our life so much easier and we love them for that and more. THANK YOU MWSF FAMILY!!!
These one star reviews for this organization are out of hand. They are harassment of an organization that is doing a fantastic job in honoring our veterans, and honestly looks more like jealousy than actual facts about an ill-doing veteran taking advantage. I don't know the specific situation in which they are speaking in regards to. But I know jealousy when I see it, or read it in this matter.
As a Vietnam veteran, seeing these reviews spit on such a great organization, looks the same as when I came home and was shot down by the public. Very few looked to help out our generation and it was the outcry of the few that brought such a terrible image to us Vietnam vets that makes us still frowned upon in the public eye.
You: fthoodmil, txvet, madentx, and concernedmil, (if you are all not the same individual) are a sham. You bring no facts to your public outcry, and also apparently have not even tried contacting the organization for their input before blabbering on a review page. It's people like you, who run and cry and yell at things you don't understand so that life can be better for you.
What do you gain from posting such concerns? "I'll teach them to not give ME a house"
You have a tremendous lack of respect for our military.
To those looking to donate, look up this organization online and see for yourself the work they do. You will see the honor they have for our veterans. 150 homes last I saw were donated to veterans. I've donated since 2010 after seeing them award homes in Dallas at some business event, and I will continue to donate for as long as they are helping give homes to those who deserve.
Donate elsewhere. I too know the recipients referenced below. All I can say is that I'm glad there were no homes in my neighborhood available. An honorable deed does not make you honorable.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/28/2013
Thank you for bringing your concern to us! If you have the opportunity, please give our main office a call at (210) 615-8973 so that we could go over any specific discrepancies you may have. We highly encourage that any information pertaining to one of our home recipients be brought to us for evaluation. Our office is open Monday to Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM CST, if you are unable to reach us by those times, please leave a message and we will get back to you on the next business day! Again, Thanks for bringing your concern to us, and we look forward to speaking with you!
I have had the opportunity to witness and know several individuals that have received homes through the Homes4WoundedHeroes Program and have participated in hunts with the Skills4Life Program. The when my friends were initially notified of receiving their home, it was life changing for them and as the they moved and settled in, it was shared with me, just how incredible the support of their employees were. I myself served in the military and know from personally experience that with each deployment, I came home a little different. We all face our own personal battles and demons and I am thankful that there are organizations like this out there providing support to my fellow soldiers like this. Keep up the good work Military Warriors. I will continue to spread the word of all the great things that you do.
I would suggest that there be a better vetting process for giving homes away. Recently you gave away a home to a couple who are in my opinion professional panhandlers. It is a real disservice to veterans that are in worse physical shape that ask for nothing but an opportunity to be a normal productive citizen.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
We at Military Warriors Support Foundation do provide a very thorough vetting process for all of our applicants. If you have information that relates to one of our home recipients, we encourage you to contact us at our main office at (210) 615-8973 so that we can address any concerns. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday, if you call outside of that time, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible! Thanks!
The generous supporters who have worked hard to attain wealth and are kind enough to pay it forward should now this organization does not screen applicants properly. While I am supportive of our military and believe our service members should receive the benefits they are entitled too... I am not in favor of exploiting generous donors and the misuse of their funds to criminals who have lived off others a majority of their life. Please screen your applicants and give to those who deserve!
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
We at Military Warriors Support Foundation do provide a very thorough vetting of each individual applicant. We highly encourage that any individual that believes to have information in question of one of our home recipients, that they contact us at our main office line (210) 615-8973 so that we can work through any discrepancies. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday, if you call outside of that time, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible! Thanks!
Please donate somewhere else. This charity does not properly screen their applicants and has awarded funds and/or mortgages to service members and their families which have criminal records, owe back child support, and generally sponge off any charity they can find. They need a much more rigorous application process. My husband is a veteran, my father is a veteran and my money and my time will go somewhere else.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
First off, I would like to say Thank You to your husband, and your father, for their service! Secondly, I would like to touch base on your review here by first stating that we do have a very thorough vetting process for our Homes4WoundedHeroes Program. If you have any information or concerns on one of our home recipients, we encourage you to reach out to our main office at (210) 615-8973. We are available Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 5:30PM CST. If you are unable to reach us during these hours, you are welcome to leave a message and we can get back to you at our earliest opportunity! Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!
Our family was awarded a home this month and we couldn't be more thankful! My husband was injured 6yrs ago in Iraq and then again 4 yrs ago in Afghanistan, which led to him being medically retired from the Army. We didn't know how we would every be able to own a real home to raise our three kids on just a retirement income. MWSF has given us a new outlook on life with this award. The application was easy enough for my husband to fill our without getting frustrated, the staff has been fantastic with answering questions promptly, and From applying to being given our keys was less than a 60 day turnaround!