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Review for Hope for the Warriors, Springfield, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hope For The Warriors was founded by fellow Marine wives that I knew personally. With this connection, I decided to support the organization by running the Marine Corps Marathon in 2008 as a member of Team Hope For The Warriors, raising funds to support the cause. As I finished the marathon that day, I celebrated alongside a young Marine who completed the race on a handcycle less than one year after the day he lost both legs to a roadside bomb. His courage and attitude made a huge impact on me and I committed myself to helping others through this organization. I ran on the MCM team twice more, volunteered with the group for another year and eventually became a Public Relations advisor for H4W. In all of that time and through all of those roles, H4W maintained an exemplary level of caring and commitment to America's wounded heroes that I continue to support to this day. Hope For The Warriors offers a wide range of programs designed to support these heroes from the first minute of their injury, through rehab and finally to hope beyond recovery. It's a mission that I'm proud to support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a team member and volunteer, I personally know many of those who have been helped by this organization. In my current role as a Family Readiness Advisor, I frequently recommend this program to spouses of wounded service members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The group needs to have more of an outreach on the West Coast.

Role:  Volunteer & Team member, volunteer, public relations.