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.
I am a member of Team Hope for the Warriors. I joined the Team last year, simply as a way of gaining entry into the NYC marathon. I thought it would be a good experience, and a worth while cause, I would run the marathon and be done. Little did I realize how impacted I would be by the work this organization does and the courage of the men and women they serve. Never have I seen an organization do so much with so little. Hope for the Warriors has earned this rating and deserves our support, financially and emotionally. I ran the marathon in 2010. I am running it again in 2011 as part of Team H4W, not because I needed the entry, but because it's the least I could do.
I am an active duty Marine and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC when Hope For The Warriors (H4W) started. I have also personally seen the positive impact the organization has had on the lives of injured servicemembers. My wife has volunteered and worked for H4W since the beginning and her personal stories are both heartwrenching and fulfilling. H4W is not a coporation, business or like any other nonprofit that you see out there. H4W is composed of employees, volunteers, donors and others who do what they do only because they want to help our nation's heroes. Compare any other organization's financial statics or list of employees and volunteers--NO COMPARISON.
I have started a community based Team Hope For The Warriors in Tampa, FL. We want to raise the level of awareness of H4W while participating in events around the state. I want to ensure that WE NEVER FORGET and ALWAYS support those who have given life and limb for our country.