My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wounded Warriors Family Support, Omaha, NE, USA
Wounded Warriors Family Support has been there for us in a HUGE way over the last couple months. Our family got COVID-19 and my husband was hospitalized with complications. He was in a VA hospital over 70 miles from home. At the same time, me and my children were also sick. It was one of the most difficult things we have gone though. Stacia from WWFS called and talked to me on the phone. That conversation helped me remember that we can overcome this time of sickness and that it won't always be this hard. WWFS sent us a grant that helped us get caught up on bills. They supported our family. They even sent a lovely holiday meal which was such a surprise! This delicious gift made my husband excited to decorate for Christmas with us. He sang Christmas carols and played with the kids. Some of my children do not ever remember a time when Daddy participated in Christmas decorating. He has struggled with the holiday season since his deployment to Iraq. This year, they got to make new, wonderful memories together. Because of Wounded Warriors Family support, our tummies and our hearts were full!
I am my husband's caregiver. We have 3 children- two of them have special needs. Sometimes I feel alone. Wounded Warriors Family Support truly supports families. Because of them, I feel recognized as a caregiver. I feel heard, appreciated, and cared about. I feel understood. I am so glad we didn't have to face this difficult time without their genuine support for the military families like ours.
Review for Hope for the Warriors, Springfield, VA, USA
Hope for the Warriors has been such a blessing to me. The Facebook group for caregivers has become an oasis where I can reach out to other caregivers and be encouraged and understood. This spring, I am proud to be a Hope for the Warriors scholarship recipient. I look forward to continuing to work on my degree to further my education and be able to help other caregivers along the way.
Veteran and Military families can be seen as being "different" in society- being a disabled veteran family makes that evident even more so. I am so fortunate to have found Hope for the Warriors and be a part of a networked community where I know I belong.