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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Pamela120

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an organization that gets the big picture and has the ability to be proactive in their approach and programming. As a wounded warrior caregiver, I've come to know just how many organizations out there are just providing lip service to the cause, the charge of "hidden heroes", a term that I don't necessarily like but one I get. We as caregivers are not hidden: we are in plain sight in need of support, empowerment and understanding. HFTW gets that with its innovative Caregiver Wellness Workshops which use distinctive approaches to wellness and health. I'm blessed to be a part of this initiative and so happy and proud of the work that I do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Asst. Director of Veteran Services and Faculty Adviser of our flourishing Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter here at Pace University, it is with great pleasure and admiration to thank "Hope for the Warriors" for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our proud student veteran contingency. Throughout the years HFT has served as a tremendous resource and powerful advocate as veterans transition "from solider to student." The countless number of veteran-centric events and initiatives bringing veterans together in providing assistance and support across a multitude of domains here in the greater NY-Metro area has not gone unnoticed. Our veterans remain most grateful for their demonstrated altruism. We look forward to collaborating with and attending HFT's future events!

1 Joe_69

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for a number of different veterans not-for-profits. Hope For The Warriors stands out among the best I have seen. I have had the honor and privilege of getting to know so many people that work with Hope For The Warriors and others that have been directly benefited by their work over the past few months. A common word that the people I have spoke with use is 'family'. The folks that work and volunteer for this not-for-profit are just that, an amazing family that truly cares about the work they do. H4TW is truly doing God's work for our military members and their families. Keep up the great work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Marine returning home during Vietnam society in general did not approve of the military. Today, with organizations like "Hope For The Warriors" I am PROUD that we are taking better care of our returning veterans. Gus Cabarcas our local Community Development Coordinator does an OUTSTANDING job promoting "Hope For The Warriors" and keeps us informed of all the great things they are doing and can do for our returning vets. I think it is a great organization and I'm proud of people like Gus Cabarcus for taking a leadership role. Semper Fi...

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A truly wonderful organization that addresses our Wounded Warrior's/veteran's most basic needs to ensure they have a viable future. Exceptionally dedicated to making a difference for these great individuals. Their help is focused and definitely has a positive impact. Great organization to support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This Organization is truly amazing. They standby their statement of assisting the service member, their family, and families of the fallen. They open up their arms to all with without treating anyone with any disdain. I am tryly proud to be a part of this organization and look forward to what it brings in the future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a reporter for the Camp Lejeune Globe and I have seen this organization in action on many occasions. These people are amazing! They work tirelessly toward their cause, and I've seen first hand the difference they make in the lives of wounded service members and their families.

Every single person I've met from this organization is an absolute joy to be around. This organization is such a breath of fresh air, and I believe it's because each and every person involved is passionate about this cause.

I would like to specifically recognize two wonderful people in this organization: Anne Barnwell and Jordan Huffman, both of whom I've worked with numerous times. These two women are so immersed in the cause of Hope For The Warriors and culture of military life, all for the betterment of others. Anne's enthusiasm for what she does is contagious, and she has actually said to me, "Chantel, I really wake up every morning so excited about going to work." Jordan is always ready to help me whenever I need it! She's so great. She will do whatever it takes to ensure success of the organization, not just aboard Camp Lejeune, but nationwide.

I feel blessed to have met these people and proud to know them. I am not a beneficiary of their efforts, but they've still touched my heart – that's the measure of a great nonprofit.

KEEP IT UP!
-Chantel Green

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a retired Marine Infantry LtGen who served 36 years on active duty from 1966 to 2002. I have never encountered an organization that has done more for wounded/injured Marines. The Government itself does infinitely more now than it did was I was a young officer during the Vietnam era. That said, the contribution of Hope For The Warriors to what the Government is able to do cannot be overstated--especially in the assistance provided for the Families. I had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with quite a few wounded/injured Marines in September 2013. Not only are there physical and mental needs being attended to, their outlook on life is rejuvinated and focused. Every Marine I spoke with had a plan for what he/she wanted to accomplish with their lives. They had all set goals and knew what they intended to do to achieve those goals. They will be contributing members of the American society, not "homeless veterens" forgotten by their fellow Americans.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been employed with Hope For The Warriors since October of 2012, and I couldn't be happier.

Each day allows me the opportunity to work directly with men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.

As the Director of the Above & Beyond program, I can assist those trying to transition out of the military and enter the civilian sector due to their combat related injuries. Since joining this amazing team, I've met so many wonderful people (service members/veterans, family members of those injured and the fallen, and volunteers), which I am very grateful for.

I initially reached out to the organization to offer my support as a volunteer, and shortly thereafter became a part the family.

Thank you Hope For The Warriors for allowing me the opportunity to make a difference.

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Chris106

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with many veteran assistance organizations and Hope for the Warriors has been able to help our military members time after time. Their tireless efforts provide many much deserved services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In a time of "talkers," Hope for The Warrior, "DOES!" Their staff truly believes in their mission and works with a dignity and grace assisting our nations heroes. I have had the opportunity to watch H4W staff interact with wounded veterans and am continually amazed at their positive, "can do" attitude. Problems are simply temporary speed bumps in which they adapt and improvise over, around and occasionally through any difficulty. The term "steely determination" comes to mind when I think of their staff. As a former Marine and retired FBI agent, I have seen the best and worst of our society and understand that we will fail as a civilization unless individuals and organizations understand the concept,... "for the greater good." H4W not only understands this concept but also lives by it. John Ligato

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

H4W, 3-Forks Ranch (CO), and Mossy Oak-Hunting the Country (MS) just teamed to send two USAF Purple Hearts (SSgt & TSgt) on a week of outdoor adventures. It was a "life changing" experiance for them (their words not mine). From start to finish this trip was as close to perfect as you can get. The cost to our warriors? Zero! I have been on many of these outdoor adventures with our warriors. This one has set the bar very high. It is also nice to know that H4W will be there for our two warriors as long as they need support. L. Deal, USMC (ret)

Michael2345678910111213

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past few years I have had numerous opportunities to work with Hope For The Warriors and to witness the direct ways in which it assists our veterans and military families.

As a Director of an inpatient program for service members and veterans suffering from the "invisible" wounds of deployment and war, I have been able to see how Hope For The Warriors assists with immediate family needs, supporting vocational reintegration, and promoting a sense of hope and the possibility of healing.

I have developed a strong professional relationship with Hope For The Warriors, and from the top down it is an organization truly dedicated to taking care of warriors and their families. Their willingness and commitment to develop and support new and innovative programs to further assist military spouses and families speaks volumes to what the organization is all about.



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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The entire staff at Hope for the Warriors are amazingly compassionate and professional when meeting the immediate financial needs of our OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Their generosity has given our Veterans the opportunity to keep their apartments/homes and obtain vital necessities when the immediate financial need presents. They do not receive enough acknowledgement for their work, thank you for all you do Hope for the Warriors!

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