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The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS FUND Mission Statement The mission of the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund is to support Michigan service members who serve & protect our country. Additionally, we want to help others see the good our service men and women do through their accomplishments and the sacrifices they make on our behalf. We are a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization. Our members do not receive any financial compensation for their efforts. FWSF is all volunteer effort, with everyone working from the kindness of their hearts and dedicated to supporting our armed forces. We are honored to help families with their expenses to visit their injured loved ones in hospitals as well as supporting handicapped victims, and the spouses and children of those fallen soldiers.

Results: The FWSF has a give rate of 97.3%

Target demographics: Post-911 Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 476 vets with $710,514.00

Geographic areas served: Michigan

Programs: Financial Assistance, mental health referrals, employment resources

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for you help with my brother and my self in our time of need

Cheryl159

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Your organization's unquestioning and immediate response enabled a Veteran to travel to his 17 year old brother's funeral. At that heartbreaking time, your organization provided much needed support. Thank you.

Cody O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost my job due to my disability. The fallen and wounded soldiers fund were able to help me quickly pay my next months rent. Without them making through this hard time would of been a lot harder. In short this organization is awesome. Nothing but help and positive things have happened dealing with them.

Amanda218

Client Served

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to help my family while in need

Client Served

Rating: 5

A true godsend!!I am army Combat veteran who served in Iraq in 2005.I was wound by an IED.they are helping me out until I can get my disability from the Veterans Administration which is a long and drown out process.been waiting for 10 years.if it wasn't for the fallen and wounded soldiers fund I am positive I would not be here right now..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm doing a project on this charity and it meets all the things on the rubric and more.

Rand C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization . They helped me with my bills while I was waiting for a refund on my pension, they basically saved me from being homeless so I thank Lynn and everyone else involved with this awesome organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 100% disabled Gulf War Era Veteran and needed assistance when the engine died in my car leaving me no way to get back and forth to doctors appointments. FWSF was able to make one of the payments toward getting a new engine in my car and they were very polite and helpful in the process. Great job, keep up the great work helping local Michigan Veterans and thank you so much again for the help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lynn was a remarkable resource to our family during our time of need. We were facing multiple combat injuries leading to a medical retirement and months of lag with the VA in benefits. The FWSF jumped aboard and helped us through the transition from Army to civilian. We are grateful for their support and would encourage others to utilize this great organization; one of the few who truly supports and follows through putting veterans first.

Gregory15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Gregory David Simms. I am a wounded warrior, I am also a 100% disabled combat veteran. I owed the federal government money, so March 1st, 2016, they decided to take my entire disability check without notifying me. I found myself in a situation with no money and bills waiting to pile up. This organization helped me when I needed it the most, not only did they help me, but within an hour of talking to an associate, I had enough money in my hand ready to pay my bills. Honestly, there are no words I can think of that would truly explain how greatful I am that this organization exist! One thing I will say is, "I am truly grateful and will never forget it, thank you very much!"

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Jordan36

Client Served

Rating: 5

I couldn't be more grateful for the fallen and wounded soldiers fund , the will never truly know how much they have helped my family and me . Thank you so much

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Client Served

Rating: 5

UNBELIEVABLE Organization that is just as close to our Hearts as our other fellow veterans that fought beside us in Iraq...We are not alone as our fight continues as we return to American soil...I am a 100% disabled Veteran married for 11 yrs with 4 kids and I was so depressed from injuries and not being able to provide for my family during a time of need while the VA sorted out my claim...This organization Bless every last one of them involved they truly saved our lives and I'd say they took a bullet for us ..That's how much it truly meant to me..They helped us with bills and food as well as keeping our car from being repo on us...They work fast and 100% of all proceeds go directly to our veterans in need..I trust them above any other organization because I truly know we are not alone they are for us and all about us Veterans ...If you ever wanted to give back this place is the Real Deal I promise you that...They truly care and stepped up when no one else did and for that I thank all of You for being there for my family ..Means the world to us all .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me with cash, then i contacted them asking them if they knew had another charity i could contact and they asked me what the problem was and they said dont worry we will take care of and all in less than 2 months the head lady is nice and understanding. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING FWSF

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a US Marine veteran. Did one tour in Iraq. Diagnosed with Combat PTSD. I recently lost my job and was getting behind in all of my monthly bills. I have always been the type to do things myself and not ask for help. But when the shut off notices came and I haven't started my new job yet, I had no other choice.
A VA service worker referred me to this wonderful charitable organization and they were able to catch up on all of my behind bills, provide me with that security, and and also provided information for local food banks and other information for veterans.
God bless this organization!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been amazing to our family during our difficult times. My husband who is a OIF and OEF Veteran was diagnosed on Easter Sunday of 2015 with a rare stage 4 metastatic cancer. I cannot thank Lynn and all the others who have helped our family through this very difficult time. They have been such a blessing as we try to figure out finances, treatments and other resources we may need. It has been such a scary and emotional journey and The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund has helped so much on easing our minds for certain things. We will be forever grateful!!!

The Webb Family

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Mike171

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received financial assistance while dealing with a hardship move. The staff was very helping and even offered assistance with opportunities in either college or training classes for a jobs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FWSF has helped My family of 5 with our house payment when I've fallen behind at work due to my disability. If it wasn't for there generosity we would be homeless again. This is a nightmare I face more then I have ever imagined. We thank God everyday for FWSF

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words can not begin to describe on any level what you guys have given back to not only myself but my kids! When my back was against the wall awaiting the government to get their ducks in a row and finally decide to get to my case at their pace I was looking at so many fears coming true that I never wanted my kids to ever see. Homeless broke and left out to dry an Angel came into my life her name is Lynn and not even 24 hours later a huge weight was lifted and worries were gone! I really cannot give enough thanks to her and the fallen and wounded soldier fund! Only if our government was run by the fallen and wounded soldier fund only then our military branches would ever see how our veterans would actually now how they are appreciated and I could almost guarantee that the most awful number know to veterans would not be 22! Because they would know that someone is always there for them for what ever issue they might be trying to get though! God bless Lynn and The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When a very bad situation came up, and no other organization could or would help us, this organization did. Quick, caring and ultimately when my disabled husband ended up hospitalized for a week it was that much easier on me and my children. We are a dual disabled veteran family, and I am also his caregiver. Thank you so much for being there for us in our time of neex.

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Kevin-Mia C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a disabled Army Veteran who served over 7 years active duty. I was deployed twice Irag 2007-2008, and Afghanistan 2010-2011. During those two combat deployments I got injured and hurt. Once I got out the Army in 2012. I filed my VA claim and it's now 2016. I haven't got anything yet from the VA. During my years being out of the Military. For the past couple of years this great organization, has been helping myself and my family out. If it wasn't for Lynn and her wonderful group. Myself and my family would be homeless. If you looking for a great organization to donate to this is the one. This is a wonderful organization who helps out a lot of wounded veterans. Before I asked Lynn for help, I asked the Wounded Warrior Project for help. Do you know what I got? Nothing they said they couldn't help me. So once again on behalf of my family and I. I would like to say again thank you!!!!!

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