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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Substance Abuse Prevention, Veterans

Mission: The Coalition to Salute America''s Heroes, started in 2004, as a way to help the transition process for the wounded and disabled war on terror Veteran population. The organization helps to augment the support provided by the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor.

Target demographics: veterans disabled in the war on terror

Direct beneficiaries per year: veterans from all over the United States with emergency aid

Geographic areas served: throughout the United States

Programs: The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. Through our programs of aid and assistance, the Coalition offers individual contributors, corporations and volunteers many ways to give so these veterans and their families receive what they need and deserve in return for the sacrifices they made for us. Restoring hope to a wounded hero can take a lifetime. Rebuilding his or her life takes a commitment from all of us. You can help do both by making a direct tax-deductible contribution, an in-kind donation or by volunteering your time. If we work together, we can succeed in our mission, and the men and women who were heroes on the battlefield can return home as heroes to their families and communities.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2005 when I was 1st injured my family and I struggled with bills and food and not knowing where we were going to stay after a honorable discharge but 0% from the Army. My wife and I continued to work various jobs to make ends meet. In 2008 we where fortunate enough to receive help from the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes in which they payed our late payments on rent and utility bills that helped get us through the cold winters in Colorado. They also invited our family to attend a Road to Recovery conference which helped provide workshops and seminars to help get us back on track with sustainability for our future. Myself and my wife where both asked to be a part of a program within the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes organization in the capacity of a call representative where we made thank you calls to our generous donor's that helped with our financial dilemma in 2005. If it was not for the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes I don't know where we would be today. They have helped us sustain work and residency and we are very grateful that they continue to do this for many more veterans and their families. I also want to add how disheartening it is to see how some Veterans or spouses have tried to blemish this great organization after being helped themselves by them. I only pray that they will come to realize when they struggled this organization was there for them.

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CSAH Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen first hand the amazing things this organization does for our wounded veterans. I've seen the effects of simple gifts on a service members life, all the way up to life saving counseling and most importantly, restoring hope and purpose in not just one person, but the entire family. They walk their talk here, not just a logo on a shirt, but true giving of more than just money.

4 Swampdonkey1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Following my retirement from the military amidst a stalled economy, tough job market, chalenging disabilities, a VA health care system unable to keep up with my immeadite needs, and other'civilian life' adjustments;
The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes (CSAH) reached out and inviting my family and I to their Road to Recovery Conference event in Orlando, Florida.

This life changing 4 day event helped 100's of combat wounded Service Members and our family members by offering counseling, job assistance, financial budgeting & support, caregiver support, VA Benefits and entitlements counseling, all inclusive lodging, meals and Disney Park passes, and more.

We departed this event with increased awareness, direction, employment leads, and the confidence knowing that this "group of action" is just a phone call away.

My family and I were so moved by the Coalitions work and offerings, we all started volunteering, and contributing to this meaningful and transparent organization.
Living in Florida, and now working for the VA, I often refer OIF/OEF combat wounded Veterans to CSAH, to 'bridge the gap' where our government agencies are challenged on keeping up the needs of this population.

Just in recent months I have directly witnessed CSAH assisting with foreclosure prevention, residential air conditioner replacement, direct crisis intervention/suicide prevention, and other referrals.

A top tier, small non-profit, Veteran Assistance organization that's making a huge difference in the lives of those they assist......

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m not in a position to comment on this organization PRIOR to 2012.

In 2012, CEO David Walker took over leadership for The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes (CSAH)Recent Audits, full discloser, and supporting evidence shows the Coalition is now on course to be one of the most respected and transparent Veteran Service organization of all !

I have followed this organization since Walker took over. The buck stops with him! He and his staff, along with his Board of Directors are transparent as all records to include financial are available to all for review.

We now more than ever need private and reputable organizations to step up and help our Veterans who served honorably while some others just sit back and criticize the world happenings without reviewing all the facts, often relying on dated information. "Complain they will, providing solution recommendations they won't."

CSAH is to be trusted!, for I have personally witnessed 1000's of Wounded Warriors and their families receive help, support, and much needed financial assistance when our government would not! CRITICS of this class organization; Please take a look at The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes web site, and other publishing's since 2012. www.saluteheroes.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are grateful to have this opportunity and are pleased we could offer a little more exposure to the CSAH through this contest. Please let us know what other info you need from us to proceed with the tickets. Also, if there is any way we can help the Coalition, please let us know.

4 JamesD13B10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (CSAH) has been such a blessing to me and my wife, and thousands of other Disabled Veterans and Caregivers. The donors helped me personally by restoring my dignity and financial stability by allowing me to work in the Coalition's Heroes Thanking Heroes program, which gives the honor of Severely Disabled Veterans and their Caregivers to contact a donor and say Thank You for their support; some Caregivers are actually making calls sitting next to their Combat Disabled Veteran's hospital bed. The Coalition also recently purchased a $1,000 custom designed ergonomic chair so I can work without being in tremendous pain or losing circulation in my legs; I could barely sit, stand, walk, or lay down with this nerve pain, now I am able to sit and work without unbearable pain. They also offered to help me with a Track Wheelchair designed for use in rugged terrain to help me go fishing and hunting again, I declined the offer so someone who is bound to a wheelchair without legs could have it instead. The Coalition also helps with Emergency Financial Aid to help Soldiers waiting on VA Disability approval to prevent foreclosures and repossessions. They also have created a Veterans Circle Alumni Program for 30% Service Connected Combat Veterans since 2001 to Present, to help us rebuild camaraderie and share struggles and support with other Veteran Peers, some of us are even connecting locally and hoping to go fishing and hunting together. I would not have met these Veterans and new friends if it was not for this program. They also help with National Employment Resources, Online Education and Training and much more. They have also helped build a Women's Veteran Shelter and they will be sending over 50 Soldiers to the CSAH Annual Road to Recovery Conference. In addition to all of this, they send Veterans in need of financial support, a check to help them buy gifts and food for their children and family at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, these are accompanied by a card from a donor to say thanks to that Veteran. When you become apart of the CSAH Veterans Circle Alumni Program, you become apart of their family. I have never worked for a group that cares so much how we are doing each week than the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. I am a 100% Total and Permanent Disabled Combat Veteran OEF Kuwait/Iraq 2001 with seizures, narcolepsy, temporary paralysis, arthritis, and a neuro-muscular disorder, I was medically discharged from the Army 1st Cavalry Division in 2004 after I was exposed to toxins and later a nerve agent that exploded in Iraqi laid minefields left over from Desert Storm. After being medically retired from the Federal Government, and a year of unemployment, I was emailed a job possibility and was immediately accepted to work from home as a Call Representative for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Heroes Thanking Heroes Program, and I have been truly blessed. Please check out our website www.saluteheroes.org and our Facebook.com/saluteheroes or call 1-888-447-2588 to find out more about the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. I can speak first hand knowledge as a recipient of their generosity and welcoming me into their family, that every $ that can possibly go the Veteran goes to the Veteran, they have limited the amounts being spent on advertising, direct mailing, and overhead, and salaries as much as possible, and they are still trying to further cut costs every day so more money goes directly to the Veteran and their family. Please give this charity a chance, they have been in under new management since July 2012 under CEO Mr. David Walker and they have made a tremendous 360 degree change from how this organization was managed in the past. They truly are making a difference in my life and the lives of thousands of other Veterans Families. If you don't believe me check out their website salute heroes.org click on About Us, then click Financial Highlights to see the breakdown of donations spending report, 2012 990 Report and Financial Statement, 2013 will be loaded soon.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The CTSAH has been doing some great work lately. They have undergone a leadership change and are generous with their money. Their activities include helping Military Posts wounded warrior projects with books and support. They have a large project at Walt Disney Florida every year, work with different org to help fund activities for wounded warriors like turkey and deer hunts, back stage pass to see rock stars, Nascar meet the drivers and many others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The CSAH has a history that the is old news. Over the last 18 months there has been a 100% change in leadership and board. All 990s are on their web page as well as an independent audit. Not too many charities can boast a 65% return to programs. Don't let issues with past continue to linger. This is a worthwhile organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello. I had a great experience volunteering with the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes at their Road to Recovery Conference. They hold it once a year and this past year it was in Orlando where I live so it was practical for me to help out where I could. I was impressed with the scope and quality of the workshops these veterans at the Coalition lined up for their fellow injured comrades. I like the work they're doing supporting our injured troops.

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