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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 more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 165 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 participants since 2010. For more information, visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org.

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. In 2012, we will assist more than 4,500 military families through meaningful and significant programs.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

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

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amanda235

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors offers great support for Caregivers and our nation's veterans. From free counseling to online peer support, Blog talk Radio, face to face meetings in some locations, to granting Hero Wishes....these guys are a first class act.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband, Paul, and I have volunteered with Hope For The Warriors for years due to their commitment to wounded service members of all branches and their families. Charity Navigator has rated them with their highest score, Four Stars, and they are listed on Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #27800. Beta Sigma Phi, an international sorority dedicated to service, has granted a $5,000 annual endowment to Hope For The Warriors for the past three years. A local community, Pine Knoll Shores, has sponsored Kayak for the Warriors for eight years and raised $75,000 in 2015 for Hope For The Warriors. This shows that individuals believe in what this non-profit provides for our wounded, their families, and the families of the fallen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband, Paul, and I have volunteered with Hope For The Warriors since 2008 and race with Team Hope For The Warriors. The organization has grown into a highly acclaimed national organization serving our wounded and their families and families of the fallen from all of the services. One of the main reasons we started raising money for Hope For The Warriors was the fact that their overhead is very low and they have received a four start rating by Charity Navigator which allows more of the contributions to go to the warriors. The staff is young and they really care about what they are doing. It is an honor to work with this dedicated group of men and women who make up
Hope For The Warriors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is a great organization! I've had the pleasure of raising funds for this organization and have participated in some of the group events both at the local and national level. The staff is great and extremely friendly. Their events are highly organized and the quality of people, veterans and family members I've met are highly superb. I highly recommend that people join, become active and support Hope 4 the Warriors!!! You won't regret it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope of the Warriors is an incredible organization! Everyone I have met or had some type of communication with has been amazing. I'm so thankful I was introduced to this organization and proud to serve with them. Volunteering my time and services is just a small way to give back to the community and to show my appreciation to our military. I hope to continue building a relationship with Hope for the Warriors.

2 Kimberly85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is one of the most warm hearted organizations I have ever had the honor to work with. Everyone who is involved with this group has such a desire to make a difference in the lives of those who have been injured. It has been an honor and a blessing to be involved with this outstanding group of people and see first hand the work they do. Being a Marine Mom myself, knowing there are people out there doing what they do for no other reason but to help improve the lives of those who have served this Country is so amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is a wonderful nonprofit organization and their cause really touches your heart strings. What greater calling than to provide assistance to our wounded young men and women. I have also been very impressed with their competent and caring staff. Jeff Mullins

Mike89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is the model all non-profits should follow, totally dedicated, selfless service to our service members.. The organization has never lost sight of their mission from the beginning and the list of service members they have assisted is too long to list here. The staff of this organization has no hourly limit in their workday and they work relentlessly to accomplish their mission. They are a pleasure to work with - true Americans doing great things for out heroes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors is an organization I love giving my time to. I am a TV host and I have had the chance to participate in the golf events for Hope For The Warriors near Camp Lejeune, NC. The organization is second to none as far as caring for our servicemen and servicewomen, but they have also provided an outlook for their futures. If anything, you need to tour the Wounded Warrior Facility at Camp Lejeune. You will see how far we have come in helping our troops who have given so much and will continue to give for years and maybe decades.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked directly with Hope for the past 2 years and found them to be (top to bottom) one of the most outstanding Non-Profits in America.

In my professional and civic life I have served on numerous non-profit Boards and Volunteered countless hours so I do not write this positive review lightly.

The good work these folks do is amazing and it is run with the highest ethical and professional standards!

Bud P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After becoming involved as a volunteer, I've found that one of the things I like about Hope for the Warriors is that their fund raisers are activities that get the public INVOLVED. They are activities designed to get you off the couch, out in the fresh air with an opportunity to meet and greet the warriors who have served us all. Their fund raisers could also be called "fun raisers." And to make it even better, when you participate, you can rest assured that consistently, over 90% of the funds they raise go to meet mission. That's a win/win. It's great to know when you spend your money to have some fun and participate that you are also helping our wounded service men and women recover. A win/win.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Simlply put Hope For The Warriors is totally comitted to reaching out and providing support to our service members. I have seem several organizations that are doing wonderful work for our Vets but for my money these folks have no peer.

G. S. McKissock Lt.Gen USMC (Ret)

Chanabelle A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of volunteering with Hope for the Warriors for several years now. It has always been a privilege to work with such a dedicated and trustworthy organization. My experience with our wounded heroes is always memorable and very encouraging! I am grateful when the opportunities arise and I am asked to volunteer with Hope for the Warriors

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors, is just plain amazing. I have never in my life encountered a more dedicated and hardworking group. Then events and programs that they provide truly make amazing differences in the lives of the people that they help.

Review from CharityNavigator

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past two years I have volunteered for H4W at various racing events, and I am still continuously impressed with the depth and breadth of the organization and its commitment to improving the lives of wounded servicemembers and their families. I've seen and heard the difference that H4W has made, one veteran at a time. Few organizations are also as good at maximizing the volunteer experience. When I volunteer at an H4W event, I know that, whatever the task I am asked to do, it will be meaningful. That alone is thanks enough, but the H4W staff is generous with their gratitude. So are the wounded veterans that H4W sponsors. Their strength never fails to inspire me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered to help with Hope for the Warriors' hospitality tent at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the experience was. Even at the crack of dawn on a freezing morning, the H4TW staff was very welcoming and extremely organized. As the day progressed, that preparation became even more evident -- with any contingency that arose, they knew exactly how to respond. I point these things out because as a result, the H4TW staff was able to make efficient, meaningful use of me and the other volunteers. I had no doubt that I was needed, and that my time was valued and appreciated.

Ultimately, though, the day was about the wounded warriors participating in the Marathon thanks to H4TW's generous sponsorship. We were there to offer the veteran participants the best service that we could. That is what H4TW is all about -- giving back to people who have given so much in service to our nation. Meeting them before the race, cheering them to the finish, and talking with them afterward was an absolute privilege. Thanks to H4TW, I had the opportunity to hear their stories, share a few of mine, and strive to make their race day as good and memorable as it could possibly be. It is certainly a day I will remember for years to come.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been giving Dress for an Interview presentations at the Above & Beyond Workshops conducted by the Hope for the Warriors organization. I feel that the information I have provided has been well-received and will benefit those who are transitioning from the military into the civlian workplace. It has been an honor and privledge to speak to those who have served and sacrificed for our country and I hope that I can continue to be a part of the program.

Chris Byrne
Men's Wearhouse

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best part of volunteering is the satisfaction of knowing that something was done that made an impact on another life, and since I began volunteering with H4W as a freshman in high school, I have found that working with this particular organization has been more rewarding to myself than i could've ever imagined: I have been provided an opportunity to give back to the military community that I grew up in, and has renewed my sense of service and obligation to those who have sacrificed, and their families, for me. it's not just a fun environment, but it is a place of passion and genuine love for those who they are serving. The staff is inviting, and watching first hand the care and personal vestment the organization has is absolutely inspirational. I have volunteered at both larger and smaller events and the entire staff, from a new intern to the founder have been involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Hope For The Warriors I can tell you first hand how great this organization is! You will not find more dedicated people anywhere whose sole purpose is to to help military service members, their families and families of those who are no longer with us. Through this organization military members know there is support and help out there. Isn't this the least we can do for those who have served to keep us all safe? I am proud to be a donor as well as a volunteer for this organization and to see how effectively this organization is run-soley with the service members in mind! I look forward to continuing to donate and volunteer for this great organization and to pay tribute to our true heroes!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I and my wife first met this group in the spring of 2011 at the MCM Half Marathon in Fredericksburg, VA. I was so impressed with how organized the group was and how they explain their mission with how they meet the needs of the military member and their roles with also helping the spouse; heck the entire family. I know how great an impact that can be due to being a military member myself and seeing how my actions affect my family. Since that day my wife and I have worked many fund raising events and volunteered our time to show how much this group means to us. We get a joy out of telling others about them and their cause. In turn, we have others join with us to help even more. Bottom line, Hope for the Warriors is an awesome group!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an incredible charity that supports military service men and women and their families. Hope for the Warriors strives to help those in need and goes above and beyond to raise money for a worthy cause. I have never worked with such passionate, amazing, and truly genuine people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an honor to serve as a volunteer to Hope for the Warriors. They have welcomed me to their Team Hope for the Warriors where I have given support to running/cycling events here in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US.
I find their staff to be a dedicated hard working group that is providing many worthwhile opportunities to our returning servicemembers and their families.
I look forward to continue my support for years to come and will spread the word of the great work they are doing.

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