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Military Warriors Support Foundation

Rating: 4.6 stars   233 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Address:

211 N. Loop 1604 E Suite 250 San Antonio TX 78232 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to support combat-wounded military service members, and surviving spouses of those killed in action, by offering programs that facilitate a successful transition to civilian life. Our programs include home donation, academic and employment assistance, as well as opportunities to develop life skills that are essential to achieving success.

Results:

Our Homes4WoundedHeroes and Homes4GoldStars Programs have, to date, awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families. Through our robust financial mentorship program our Heroes & Gold Stars have paid down over $20 million in personal debt.

Target demographics:

Combat-Wounded Veterans and Gold Star Spouses

Geographic areas served:

All 50 States

Programs:

Homes4WoundedHeroes - Mortgage-Free Homes Skills4Life - Outdoor Recreation Transportation4Heroes - Payment-Free Vehicles Leadership4Life - Leadership Development

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

If skills for life is one of the most amazing programs that I have ran across. If the people that run this program are amazing! The programs they have for vets are absolutely barnun the best I've ever participated in! If when we go on our outings it's just like being back with my soldiers. The Times we share while on these retreats are not only fun, they're therapeutic too. If you've ever thought about joining or going on a retreat with Skills for life and haven't, don't hesitate to join... I promise you won't regret it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was lucky enough to be able to attend Smith Industries sponsored fishing trip to Lake Amistad with Dan Robles and David Dougherty as MWSF staff. I can say that is was one of the best adventures I've been out on. I believe we had 6 warriors that went out on the trip and the camaraderie with fellow veterans and the host from Smith Industries were so awesome. I had another awesome adventure on a buck hunt at the Purple Heart Ranch. I can say that everything from the volunteers who help with cooking, guiding the hunt and everything in between was a truly awesome experience.

Throughout the stay they far exceed my expectations and were very well organized. Every single aspect of this trip was thought out in extreme detail to ensure that every person was able to enjoy their time no matter what we were doing. I would highly recommend this organization to people that are wanting to donate as well as to people that have been injured and are wanting to go on a very fun trip. It helps all of us injured service members get reintegrated back into society after our long medical needs.

I can’t even focus on a starting point to express my gratitude to MWSF. This organization has that sparkle and magic that instantly creates that family bond with service-members who often have an empty hole or void from within. They give you that special moment that the average family would not be able to afford or do the logistical leg work to make it happen.

I feel like with the staff, volunteers and sponsors that are organizing these events for us veterans that I honestly didn't expect to have such a great time. I've made some good friends and appreciate all that you've done to help give me back some excitement in my life.

Chris R.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We are the Connally Family and we had the blessing of receiving a home from MWSF and Wells Fargo in Palmer, AK. The only way to truly put into words what the opportunity has done for us is to say it has changed our family tree. We have a rare opportunity now being completely debt free to make smart financial decisions for our family that has put us on a life changing path. We could never thank MWSF enough for this program and what it has done for us. Thank you for giving us a new start.

 
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Went on a hog hunt in South Georgia a while back, had a blast! I was expecting to stay in a dinky cabin eating campfire meals. But boy was I wrong! We had a big nice house with clean beds. Wall mounts in the entire living room. Big ass kitchen where we cooked. Fully stocked fridge. Side by sides and golf carts to ride on. Nice new deer stands, with food plots already out. Man I had a blast! Got to meet some good vets that I still talk to today. They even had thermal scopes that we could use for night hunts. I can only hope and prey that I can get to go on another hunt or fishing trip with you guys! It’s been the talk of the town over here where I’m from. All my friends and family are happy to see combat vets being taken care of by the one that can.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I cannot say enough about the Military Warriors Support Foundation! I was fortunate enough to be asked to go on a helicopter hog hunt and all I can say is that was by far the most fun i've had in years! Thank you so much to all of the Heros, staff, voulenteers and donors. You all make dreams come true for us!
V/R
Ken Kessler
CWO2 (SCW/FMF) USN(ret)

 
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2 people found this review helpful

In 2012 I was shot through the neck during an operation in Southern Afghanistan. I found myself exiting the military and looked to stay near my wife’s family for added support while re-entering the civilian sector. In 2014 MWSF awarded us the perfect home within the radius of both my new job and family. Now entering my 7th year within my civilian career, it is more evident than ever, that MWSF was instrumental in my family’s solid and successful foundation.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I couldn’t ask for a better organization. What these guys and gals do for our wounded veterans is top notch. I have been on many trips with them and what it has done for me mentally is just amazing. I can’t thank them enough. Even when I moved out of Texas to South Carolina they still allowed me to come on a couple events and I was so great full. Again no better organization out there.

 
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Dear Sterling Abbott:

In behalf of myself and my fellow friends from Military Warriors, thank you, Tim Abbott, Bill Scott, and the rest of your wonderful staff for this adventurous and fun time you allowed me to experience at The Spike S Ranch.

This was my first deer hunt in my life I have ever been invited too. And as they probably say, “There Is No Feeling Like The First Time.” The late afternoon came and we all jumped into your trucks and cruised to our designated hunting area. My first deer hunting experience had commenced. Our stand overlooked the feeder below us some 100 yards. I was teamed up the first time with John Hollinshead and Daniel Robles; both being seasoned hunters. They each gave me advice and tips on how to aim and shoot my TC Icon .308. “Hold your rifle this way, relax, aim your shot above the deer’s front leg in the heart area,” said John. “Once you are set and ready to shoot the deer we tell you to bring down, don’t hesitate your shot or you might lose that opportunity,” stated Daniel. I wholeheartedly trusted both of them because I knew what they were doing. As I held my deer rifle and waited for a deer to meander by our position, I told myself, “Stay confident and wait for instructions.”

I looked and saw two shapes carefully moving through the mist. Looking through the scope on my rifle, I could see that the shapes were two does about 100 yards away walking warily towards the feeder in front of us and my pulse quickened. “They’re does” I whispered to John. “Pick the one on the right side and go ahead and shoot her” John responded. Steadying the rifle on the front rail of the deer stand, I took aim at the front shoulder of the lead doe and squeezed the trigger. With the roar of the rifle, I shot my first deer and my life changed forever. By 7:00 PM I had shot my first three does and two javelinas.

I am also very grateful that everyone at The Spike S Ranch was, and still is, very serious about hunting safely and ethically. Even though I was going to be hunting under their direct supervision, your entire team was very strict about ensuring that I understood when and when not to shoot as well as the details of shot placement. Thank God that as a result, I had spent hours at the range practicing precise shot placement at various ranges and angles. Additionally, we all got our rifles sited to make sure we would hit our targets. That exercise was important and exciting for me to experience as well. Like I previously stated, when we hit the woods that afternoon, I was prepared to ever start deer hunting.

Tim had told me at the very beginning of my hunt, that if I did not kill me several deer that I literally had not tried at all. Tim, I appreciated your challenge and I took advantage of it. The next morning my guide was Donny Cartwright. He took me out to the deer stand and he too gave me the same instructions I had previously been given. There we were once more on an elevated stand overlooking a feeder. That area was always a solid producer of deer I had been told: we counted several does and large bucks (which I was not allowed to shoot the big buck) eating from the feeder. If there was ever an ideal place for a young hunter like me to shoot my first deer, this was it.

That first morning dawned coolness and crisp with a very light wind from the north. This particular morning would be the first of those successes and I distinctly remember seeing the muzzle flash of my rifle through the sunlight while looking through the scope at the doe and then a buck a few moments later. The doe dropped on the spot and buck staggered at the shot and disappeared back the way he came a few yards and dropped. From their reaction, I knew that I had made good shots. I was pretty darn excited. Donny gave me a high five and said “You didn’t even feel the rifle kick, did you?” No, I didn’t, and I don’t remember the report of the rifle hurting my ears either due to the adrenaline rush I was feeling. After a few minutes, we got down and began looking for the buck. We quickly found him shot through both lungs. My .308 load did a number on him: the buck ran less than 25 yards after the shot. With just ten points, he was not a big deer by any stretch of the imagination. However, I was a very happy man that day and I will always look back upon the hunt where I got my first deer fondly. When I get my European Mount, I will proudly display the antlers from that little buck on my wall. There is no feeling like the first time and on that cold day in December I took my first step into the world of “The Thrill of the Hunt.”

At your service,



Daniel C. Sifuentes III

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I think they do very well within their limitations as a non profit. One event included children, this was my most enjoyable and least stressful event to attend. It was family tickets to Fiesta Texas. As a mother of four I find myself unable to attend events that take me away from my children particularly when one has special needs and I have to make caretaker arrangements then worry about them the whole time. I will no longer attend those events (two hunting ranch trips). I also have found -as a purple heart recipient- that I do not have much in common with the other attendees: gold star mothers, gold star wives -it breaks my heart to meet them knowing I came home and theirs did not-and veterans who are simply overall 100% VA service connection rated. I am none of those, and cannot relate to their condition(s). I appreciate the three events I have attended over the last few years.
Please keep up the good work for those who are able to participate and fully enjoy it. It just is not meant for this mom, when the mom part comes first for me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I came back from combat with a career cut short after almost 10 years. I struggled to find work right away, got into debt, ended up divorced and alone sharing custody of my twin boys. The Military Warriors foundation came to my rescue after a friend asked me to reach out to them. They got me a house, so my boys had a place to visit me and helped me out with financial and credit counseling. They really helped turn my situation around. Throughout the years they invited me to events, games, concerts around the area. One of which I attended I was awarded a new car which was great because I had a new wife and 2 more children. It’s been over 5 years and I’m still driving that car. It’s served my family and I well. I cannot say enough about this organization. They literally bring hope when its lost. We all come home with our demons and financial and family troubles don’t help. MWSF was a life saver. Their staff is friendly, and I consider all of them friends and keep in touch with many. I cannot say enough about them.

 
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