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.
Hearing Veterans who have served in OEF and OIF give gratitude over receiving financial aid that potentially saved their lives is an incredible experience. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes serves to do just that for Veterans "save their lives" after they have risked their own for our freedoms.
The Coalition is an outstanding organization through and through. I have witnessed their work firsthand at the Road for Recovery Conferences, where dozens of combat-wounded veterans, and their families, spend several days getting one-on-one support, career counseling, networking with fellow injured heroes, life-skills services and more.
I am a proud financial contributor to the Coalition, and I encourage others to do the same.