Military Warrior Support Foundation has help me achieve my goals. They have taken a lot of stress away and let me focus on going to school and graduating. I recently graduated this December of 2016 with a Bachelors in Science from the University of Houston. Leaving the military can be tough on some if not most; Military Warriors Support Foundation has help me transition and build a strong foundation.
This foundation was brought to our attention back in August of 2016. We have applied for a home and are currently waiting to hear something. My husband suffers from multiple disabilities from his service to our country and I am a 2 year Breast Cancer Survivor still under treatment and now facing yet another scare with breast cancer... My husband is having another surgery this month.... We were given 6 weeks notice to move in August from our former residence due to it was going to be sold..... We were unaware of this program, but it is an awesome program that benefits so many. So happy to see programs like this out there that supports our Military~ When my husband was in Iraq and gone for 18 months there was something that I wrote on every single letter and package that I sent to him and other soldiers and it holds true today..... Friends, Family, Freedom........ Have you thanked a soldier lately...... Thank you for all that you do!
There are no words to describe what a blessing MWSF has been to our family...but I will try. After returning from a tour in Iraq (and 26 total years in the military), my husband suffered a TBI which triggered severe PTSD. My husband needed a fresh start, free from triggers and reminders of the past. Our mortgage-free home, that was provided by the Military Warrior Support Foundation, has allowed my husband (and our family) to experience LIFE again. Our home is in Florida> in a peaceful, and quiet neighborhood. This home is a BLESSING beyond BLESSINGS! My husband feels SAFE here and at peace. We also have the peace that comes from not having a mortgage hanging over our heads. Our prayer is that GOD will continue to bless MWSF and all of those involved. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
My husband was injured in Iraq. He suffers from a TBI, PTSD and tinnitus as a result from multiple blasts and IEDs. We were told about this program through the VA caregiver program and honestly, thought it was "too good to be true"...but NOT TRUE! The individuals that we spoke with were so professional and organized. It is very clear that they have a system that works and use it the exact same way for each applicant. Great people. Awesome LIFE CHANGING gift to give a soldier and his/her family!
Military Warriors Support Foundation is an amazing life-changing organization. MWSF called us yesterday to tell us that we are receiving a 100% mortgage free home. That is truly amazing and I am still in shock. Thank you so much for everything that you do. MWSF truly cares about veterans and their families. I cannot thank you enough....Thank you thank you thank you :) I cannot put into words how amazing this organization is. I would like to thank Kyle personally, he is truly amazing!!! I still can't believe that they have blessed us with a home! Thank you so much for giving my family a place to call home. We will forever be grateful for this blessing.
THIS ORGANIZATION IS A WASTE OF A DONATION. I EXPLAIN IN FULL: They have given homes to wounded warriors and thats great and all, but the method that they choose who is given a home is utter crap. I have had multiple friends who were injured in combat (no they didnt sprain their ankle playing golf, or hurt their wrist pushing papers). I was thankfully not injured when i served in iraq or afghanistan, but when i saw how 3 friends of mine have applied for homes and not been given the home because they didnt live close enough the the george strait concert where the home was awarded. apparently to be awarded a home you not only have to be combat wounded, but also within close proximity to one of their events, AND be willing to go on stage in front of a huge crowd of people. absolutely ludicrous. maybe THATS why they have so many houses available online.
If they are only focusing on the showboating of veterans, they cant focus on filling those 100+ homes with deserving combat wounded veterans who have severe PTSD and cant walk on a stage in front of thousands of people without breaking down.
THE FOCUS ON GIVING A HOME TO A WOUNDED VETERAN NEEDS TO BE ON THE VETERAN/FAMILY IN QUESTION - NOT THE EVENT THEY ARE BEING AWARDED AT.
I HAVE REQUESTED A RESPONSE ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA AND THROuGH THE CONTACT FORMS FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE TO NO AVAIL. NO MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION IS WILLING TO SPEAK TO WHY THEY CHOOSE VETERANS IN THIS MANNER.
If you have had the same experience, please post on their facebook page, and contact forms and maybe they will understand that they need to change!
I have followed and supported this foundation for many years. Their staff if passionate, caring and extremely committed to serving and rewarding our country's Heroes. They are to be commended!
This organization really needs to have more robust checks into the former military members being awarded these homes. They recently awarded a home (November 2013) in Charlottesville, VA to a former service member who's actions while in uniform definitely didn't warrant him being awarded this home. This former solider committed adultery with another solider's wife while he was deployed overseas and his actions resulted in the wife becoming pregnant by him while he was still married to his previous wife.
In recent months the couple have been using the threat of litigation to force the husband who was deployed to finance their living expenses. I find it absolutely disgusting that an organization such as this couldn't be bothered to look deeper into this situation, especially when it was brought to their attention. Despite them claiming it was a civil matter, they are standing behind their claim that they couldn't find another more deserving solider and family.
The most telling part of this organization is that they have refused to post any news about the home being awarded to the service member after being confronted, and eveb strongly encouraged the husband who was cheated on to not take his story about this organization to the public. I strongly discourage participation and donations to this organization
My daughter and son in law received a home from Military Warriors Support Foundation about 1 1/2 years ago. At first we thought this was great for them, it was a nice house and was handicapped accessible. But please do NOT put these people who are financially strapped into a house where they have to pay HOA fee's and in a house where the taxes they have to pay per month is more than a mortgage would be. They have a financial adviser who doesn't even let them know when the taxes and payments are going up. Really $600 a month for property taxes and $100 a month for HOA fees. Plus all the extra utility bills for being in a much larger place. How does this foundation really expect them to pay for this? Someone needs to do something about this. Lets make sure these people can afford the monthly expenses. Sure it sounds great that they are getting mortgage free home, but now they are strapped more than before.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 10/23/2013
You bring up an interesting concern. After a certain point in the vetting process, each applicant and family applying for a specific property must submit financial documentation for MWSF to address this specific concern. Each family is also made aware of each of the expenses that they are responsible for prior to being awarded the property in question. The expenses that you have in question, therefore, should have been addressed prior, and during, the family's transition into the home. If the family is having concerns of their monthly expenses, that should be a conversation between themselves and their financial advisor as adjustments can, sometimes, be made if funds are "complicated." It is the goal of MWSF to ensure that each family is living comfortably afford the property and able to save/pay off debt while they are living in the home, and to not incur new forms of debt. If your daughter and son in law are having these issues, please have them connect with our office at (210) 615-8973 so that we can pin down what the issue may be and see if it is at all possible to have adjustments made. Thanks for your message!
I agree that this is a great program. My husband was deployed only twice but suffers sever ptsd among other problems including falling off of a shinook. We gave all proper documentation and were lead to believe that we could be chosen for a home. We did everything they asked us to do yet we were still turned down. Im very thankful for programs like this. We could really benefit from using a financial advisor to help us fix our credit and teach us budeting skills. Congratulations to all who was chosen.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 10/23/2013
We hope that in the future that we will be able to award your family a property, it is unfortunate that not everyone can be awarded each specific property, but we take in a great number of applications and vet through many highly qualified applicants to find the best fit. Hopefully, MWSF will be able to assist your specific family in the future, keep an eye out for the next property of interest and best of luck! Thanks for your comment!
I recently applied for the free mortgage homes for wounded vets and I have never seen such incompetence its a shame that would take someone who is already been through hard rough times to the extreme they will ask you to submit documents then say they never got them upon sending them numerously of times they will want you to produce forms you wouldn't have regular army soldiers need ngb forms but how when you not national guard and for OEF/OIF vets your dd214 needs to state where you were in Iraq specifically I have never seen a list of countries or cities on a dd214 and then they need a dd215 from someone who was discharged in 2006 go figure.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 07/18/2013
We apologize for any issues you may have faced in our vetting process. Our vetting process is quite thorough and we must be able to ensure that all applicants within our Homes4WoundedHeroes program were combat injured within Iraq or Afghanistan (During Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom). Some veterans are unable to find their documentation that supports this, in this circumstance, we provide an additional avenue of retrieving documentation directly from , and is something we offer to all of our applicants. MWSF also pride's itself on the individuals who work within our Homes Coordination Team, as each of them have extensive knowledge of military forms and paperwork, and are also prior service. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally about this situation as it seems there may have been some type of a miscommunication. Please feel free to connect with our office at (210) 615-8973 Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM CST! Thanks for your comment!
There are many Veteran Service organizations in our country today. There is also the GI Bill, VA benefits and other federal assistance too. Not one of those organizations or government programs in the USA can set a Combat Wounded Veteran on a near certain path to success and prosperity like the Military Warriors Support Foundation can. Homes 4 Wounded Heroes is a program that above any other VSO in this country cares more about the well being, financial future and family stability of a wounded warrior. No one can give any examples of charity greater than a wonderful home to live in, financial mentoring to get you back on your feet and family counseling to strengthen the family bond. The MWSF is the greatest Non-Profit Organization in the country, hands down.....
So far my experience with this organization has been below my expectations. I have only been able to communicate via e-mail and have a feeling no one knows what they are talking about. It seems no one wants to help me with completing an application for assistance. My question is very specific, yet no one can give me a specific answer to help me out or has bothered to reach out to me. I have called and left messages, but my calls have not been returned.
I think the concept of the organization is great , but the way they communicate with vets and their family should improved.
I also want to add that, I feel the foundation is exploiting vets, it's like they are digging for the deepest, juiciest war stories and the expense of the vets. Haven't they already paid a high enough price, and for some one to dangle a mortgage free home in front of them, in exchange for war stories and sob stories to bring a good name for their organization. That is shameless. =(
Military Warriors Support Foundation 03/12/2013
Thank you for bringing your concern to us! We regret issues you may have had in the application process thus far, and I hope that we are somehow able to assess the situation at hand! We at Military Warriors Support Foundation perform a very thorough vetting process to all of our applicants, and since each individual property receives many applications, the application process is an extensive one. We should note that our team works very diligently to respond to calls and messages in a timely manner. We do receive a high volume of calls daily and can take several days for our Homes Coordinator to get back with each individual applicant’s inquiries. To touch on your final note in your comment though, we would never want anyone to have the impression that we are looking for war stories. Our Homes Program, Homes4WoundedHeroes, awards mortgage-free homes to those wounded in combat, or the spouse of one who has been killed in combat, in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to our specific eligibility requirements, we are required to vet each applicant thoroughly to ensure the continuity of the program and that each recipient that is awarded a home fits within the program parameters. We encourage you to contact us at our main office at (210) 615-8973 so that we may address any additional concerns. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday and would welcome an opportunity to address your concerns! Thank you again for your comment, we are always looking to improve and enhance the application process! We look forward to hearing from you!”
Donate elsewhere. I too know the recipients referenced below. All I can say is that I'm glad there were no homes in my neighborhood available. An honorable deed does not make you honorable.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/28/2013
Thank you for bringing your concern to us! If you have the opportunity, please give our main office a call at (210) 615-8973 so that we could go over any specific discrepancies you may have. We highly encourage that any information pertaining to one of our home recipients be brought to us for evaluation. Our office is open Monday to Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM CST, if you are unable to reach us by those times, please leave a message and we will get back to you on the next business day! Again, Thanks for bringing your concern to us, and we look forward to speaking with you!
I have had the opportunity to witness and know several individuals that have received homes through the Homes4WoundedHeroes Program and have participated in hunts with the Skills4Life Program. The when my friends were initially notified of receiving their home, it was life changing for them and as the they moved and settled in, it was shared with me, just how incredible the support of their employees were. I myself served in the military and know from personally experience that with each deployment, I came home a little different. We all face our own personal battles and demons and I am thankful that there are organizations like this out there providing support to my fellow soldiers like this. Keep up the good work Military Warriors. I will continue to spread the word of all the great things that you do.
I would suggest that there be a better vetting process for giving homes away. Recently you gave away a home to a couple who are in my opinion professional panhandlers. It is a real disservice to veterans that are in worse physical shape that ask for nothing but an opportunity to be a normal productive citizen.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
We at Military Warriors Support Foundation do provide a very thorough vetting process for all of our applicants. If you have information that relates to one of our home recipients, we encourage you to contact us at our main office at (210) 615-8973 so that we can address any concerns. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday, if you call outside of that time, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible! Thanks!
The generous supporters who have worked hard to attain wealth and are kind enough to pay it forward should now this organization does not screen applicants properly. While I am supportive of our military and believe our service members should receive the benefits they are entitled too... I am not in favor of exploiting generous donors and the misuse of their funds to criminals who have lived off others a majority of their life. Please screen your applicants and give to those who deserve!
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
We at Military Warriors Support Foundation do provide a very thorough vetting of each individual applicant. We highly encourage that any individual that believes to have information in question of one of our home recipients, that they contact us at our main office line (210) 615-8973 so that we can work through any discrepancies. We are open from 7:30AM- 5:30PM CST Monday-Friday, if you call outside of that time, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible! Thanks!
Please donate somewhere else. This charity does not properly screen their applicants and has awarded funds and/or mortgages to service members and their families which have criminal records, owe back child support, and generally sponge off any charity they can find. They need a much more rigorous application process. My husband is a veteran, my father is a veteran and my money and my time will go somewhere else.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 01/25/2013
First off, I would like to say Thank You to your husband, and your father, for their service! Secondly, I would like to touch base on your review here by first stating that we do have a very thorough vetting process for our Homes4WoundedHeroes Program. If you have any information or concerns on one of our home recipients, we encourage you to reach out to our main office at (210) 615-8973. We are available Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 5:30PM CST. If you are unable to reach us during these hours, you are welcome to leave a message and we can get back to you at our earliest opportunity! Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!
We have known several veteran families that have applied but, because they already owned a home before the Combat Injury they are immediately denied. I think this should be changed. Obviously, military families don't plan on the service member being injured or die in combat when they go to war. Therefore, I don't feel they should be penalized for that. In most situations, the veteran's spouse must quit their job to help care for their wounded spouse and are in much more need because they no longer have that second income they once depended on. Hopefully, you can consider this the next time you deny a family.
Military Warriors Support Foundation 11/05/2012
We understand your concern here, and we wanted to reply to let you, and any others, know of our reasoning behind this requirement. The homes we award are mortgage-free, but they are not cost free. The home recipient is still responsible for property taxes, utilities, and other elements that vary per location. When vetting an applicant, we want to completely ensure that their income can cover these costs and still be able to afford daily expenses such as gas, food, clothing, etc. If an applicant has a mortgage on another property, they in turn have another payment on top of what is set for the home we are attempting to provide mortgage-free. We strive to make sure that each applicant is placed in a location that is most beneficial to them, and having to pay for two homes, even if it is temporarily, can be too costly for a wounded hero or gold star spouse to support.