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Camp Hope is a retreat for military Veterans wounded in the War on Terror. Nestled on the grounds of Chris Neal Farm, a 250-acre sanctuary in southeast Missouri, and with an additional 1250 acre access, Camp Hope now has 1500 acres to use for their vision. William “Mike” White and his wife, Galia, created Camp Hope as a tribute to their son, Christopher, who was killed fighting for our country in Iraq. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded.

CAMP HOPE Inc.

Camp Hope is a retreat for military Veterans wounded in the War on Terror. Nestled on the grounds of Chris Neal Farm, a 250-acre sanctuary in southeast Missouri, and with an additional 1250 acre access, Camp Hope now has 1500 acres to use for their vision. William “Mike” White and his wife, Galia, created Camp Hope as a tribute to their son, Christopher, who was killed fighting for our country in Iraq. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded.

With 100 years’ experience of Veterans serving Veterans, engaging the Community to solve veterans issues, the American Legion’s goal is to solve the outrageous epidemic of 22 Veterans dying everyday due to suicide and Post Traumatic Stress by engaging our communities while bringing the nation together for a common good.

Challenge 22 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention

With 100 years’ experience of Veterans serving Veterans, engaging the Community to solve veterans issues, the American Legion’s goal is to solve the outrageous epidemic of 22 Veterans dying everyday due to suicide and Post Traumatic Stress by engaging our communities while bringing the nation together for a common good.

The DAV Charitable Service Trust is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was set up in 1986 primarily to facilitate fundraising opportunities through employee workplace giving campaigns. Specifically, to meet the requirements of donors who wish to contribute to DAV through special giving arrangements, such as payroll deduction workplace giving campaigns, corporate matching gift programs, and charitable gift annuities. A significant portion of the Trust’s contributions come through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), our government's employee giving program. Through these generous gifts, the DAV Charitable Service Trust is able to support programs ensuring quality health care for veterans and research initiatives for veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more; provide assistance to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and substance abuse issues; and launch initiatives for evaluating and addressing the needs of veterans from each era of conflict.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust

The DAV Charitable Service Trust is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was set up in 1986 primarily to facilitate fundraising opportunities through employee workplace giving campaigns. Specifically, to meet the requirements of donors who wish to contribute to DAV through special giving arrangements, such as payroll deduction workplace giving campaigns, corporate matching gift programs, and charitable gift annuities. A significant portion of the Trust’s contributions come through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), our government's employee giving program. Through these generous gifts, the DAV Charitable Service Trust is able to support programs ensuring quality health care for veterans and research initiatives for veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more; provide assistance to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and substance abuse issues; and launch initiatives for evaluating and addressing the needs of veterans from each era of conflict.

Fisher House Foundation is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need.

Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

Fisher House Foundation is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need.

"Supporting America's deployed military service members, to ensure they are not forgotten" Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a nationally recognized organization receiving support from all over the country. We send out monthly “We Care” packages to our United States deployed military, who have been registered by family members, friends, commanding officers or themselves. Families that cannot afford to send care packages can be assured that their loved ones serving abroad will be receiving much needed items to remind them of home.

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

"Supporting America's deployed military service members, to ensure they are not forgotten" Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a nationally recognized organization receiving support from all over the country. We send out monthly “We Care” packages to our United States deployed military, who have been registered by family members, friends, commanding officers or themselves. Families that cannot afford to send care packages can be assured that their loved ones serving abroad will be receiving much needed items to remind them of home.

Freedom Waters Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic marine related experiences on the waters of South Florida.

Freedom Waters Foundation

Freedom Waters Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic marine related experiences on the waters of South Florida.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families in the Tri-County areas of California's Gold Coast. We accomplish this by developing new programs and services as well as enhancing existing ones for our veteran population.

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families in the Tri-County areas of California's Gold Coast. We accomplish this by developing new programs and services as well as enhancing existing ones for our veteran population.

Healing4Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to assisting those who have courageously served our country lead healthy, productive lives.

Healing 4 Heroes

Healing4Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to assisting those who have courageously served our country lead healthy, productive lives.

Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Post 9/11 Veterans.

Homes for Our Troops

Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Post 9/11 Veterans.

IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.

Our mission is to provide employment referral and job placement solutions to military spouses, war wounded, and caregivers of war wounded, and to veterans and transitioning military through MSCCN's Vet Connect Jobs program, at no cost to them.

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network

Our mission is to provide employment referral and job placement solutions to military spouses, war wounded, and caregivers of war wounded, and to veterans and transitioning military through MSCCN's Vet Connect Jobs program, at no cost to them.

Military with PTSD's mission is to improve and protect the lives of people living with PTSD, which includes both veterans and all family members.

Military With PTSD INC.

Military with PTSD's mission is to improve and protect the lives of people living with PTSD, which includes both veterans and all family members.

In September of 2007, a week before my daughter’s second birthday, I left my wife and 2 kids to deploy to Iraq. I was scheduled to be deployed for 15 months. This started one of the most difficult and challenging times in my life. I saw many things in Iraq that I never expected to see and needless to say, it wasn’t easy coming home. The initial relief at no longer being in a combat zone was nice, but it’s difficult to stop the automatic reactions and super-vigilance all soldiers experience when returning from war. Plus the memories of what you saw are always close to the surface. I, like many of my brothers and sister in arms, suffer from PTSD. It’s been 9 years since I returned home from the war zone and my struggle is still difficult everyday. In the Fall of 2016, my counselor at the local Vet Center invited me to participate in the first glass blowing Class for veterans offered by Joel & Logan Ryser of Hot Glass in Davenport, IA. In that first class, 6 veterans (including myself) were given free glass blowing training at no charge. For 3 weeks, we met twice a week for a couple of hours and every one of us would walk away with a glass blown art piece. We were able to make paperweights, glass flowers, vases, cups, bowls and glass pumpkins. We learned that glass blowing is a team activity and great therapy for veterans who are used to the team camaraderie of a combat unit. By sculpting and molding the hot glass, your daily troubles slip away and you are able to produce something beautiful and creative, while helping the rest of your battle buddies do the same. Once the classes were over, Joel always invited us “trained” vets to come back and help blow glass at any time. This helped us keep up the camaraderie and stress relief each of us had found by attending those classes. In addition, we were able to help other veterans in the future classes discover this art form. In July, my family and I moved to Orlando, FL. As I have been here for a few months, I have met several veterans and can see that a similar program here in Florida would be a huge benefit. I also want to open up the classes to Fire, Police and EMS professionals who deal with similar stressful situations on a regular basis. So I have started a non-profit organization called Operation Hot Glass Heroes. I am in the process of raising money to buy the equipment and supplies so that I can hold classes at no charge to our veterans and Fire/Police/EMS professionals. These individuals have given so much to us and I want to be able to offer another solution to help them handle the stress that they have had to endure to keep us safe.

Operation Hot Glass Heroes

In September of 2007, a week before my daughter’s second birthday, I left my wife and 2 kids to deploy to Iraq. I was scheduled to be deployed for 15 months. This started one of the most difficult and challenging times in my life. I saw many things in Iraq that I never expected to see and needless to say, it wasn’t easy coming home. The initial relief at no longer being in a combat zone was nice, but it’s difficult to stop the automatic reactions and super-vigilance all soldiers experience when returning from war. Plus the memories of what you saw are always close to the surface. I, like many of my brothers and sister in arms, suffer from PTSD. It’s been 9 years since I returned home from the war zone and my struggle is still difficult everyday. In the Fall of 2016, my counselor at the local Vet Center invited me to participate in the first glass blowing Class for veterans offered by Joel & Logan Ryser of Hot Glass in Davenport, IA. In that first class, 6 veterans (including myself) were given free glass blowing training at no charge. For 3 weeks, we met twice a week for a couple of hours and every one of us would walk away with a glass blown art piece. We were able to make paperweights, glass flowers, vases, cups, bowls and glass pumpkins. We learned that glass blowing is a team activity and great therapy for veterans who are used to the team camaraderie of a combat unit. By sculpting and molding the hot glass, your daily troubles slip away and you are able to produce something beautiful and creative, while helping the rest of your battle buddies do the same. Once the classes were over, Joel always invited us “trained” vets to come back and help blow glass at any time. This helped us keep up the camaraderie and stress relief each of us had found by attending those classes. In addition, we were able to help other veterans in the future classes discover this art form. In July, my family and I moved to Orlando, FL. As I have been here for a few months, I have met several veterans and can see that a similar program here in Florida would be a huge benefit. I also want to open up the classes to Fire, Police and EMS professionals who deal with similar stressful situations on a regular basis. So I have started a non-profit organization called Operation Hot Glass Heroes. I am in the process of raising money to buy the equipment and supplies so that I can hold classes at no charge to our veterans and Fire/Police/EMS professionals. These individuals have given so much to us and I want to be able to offer another solution to help them handle the stress that they have had to endure to keep us safe.

Our Military KidsInc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides grants to children 5 years of age through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel and children of all Wounded Warriors.

Our Military Kids

Our Military KidsInc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides grants to children 5 years of age through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel and children of all Wounded Warriors.

The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with America’s veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.

Pets for Vets Inc.

The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with America’s veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.

Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.

Puppies Behind Bars

Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.

Created in 2011 to combat the growing epidemic of homelessness among American Veterans, Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) is devoted to bringing quality of life to these forgotten heroes.

Support Homeless Veterans

Created in 2011 to combat the growing epidemic of homelessness among American Veterans, Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) is devoted to bringing quality of life to these forgotten heroes.

The Meditation Initiative provides free meditation classes and training for children, adults, and seniors to help prevent stress and anxiety, improve focus and attention, and share tools for anger management while improving overall mental and emotional health and well-being.

The Meditation Initiative

The Meditation Initiative provides free meditation classes and training for children, adults, and seniors to help prevent stress and anxiety, improve focus and attention, and share tools for anger management while improving overall mental and emotional health and well-being.

United Soldiers and Sailors of America, Inc's mission is to provide combat wounded service members/veterans and their families with the essentials for daily life: food, shelter, utilities, toiletries, and more.

United Soldiers and Sailors of America, Inc.

United Soldiers and Sailors of America, Inc's mission is to provide combat wounded service members/veterans and their families with the essentials for daily life: food, shelter, utilities, toiletries, and more.

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.

USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate for, feed, and house local Veterans.

Veterans Never Forgotten, Inc.

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate for, feed, and house local Veterans.

Our Mission is to Merge Veterans, Active Duty Military, Military Spouses and HealthCare Advocates with the elderly in a mutually beneficial way to fill gaps in resources, specifically, those who cannot afford private duty companionship and healthcare advocacy.

Vets for Elders

Our Mission is to Merge Veterans, Active Duty Military, Military Spouses and HealthCare Advocates with the elderly in a mutually beneficial way to fill gaps in resources, specifically, those who cannot afford private duty companionship and healthcare advocacy.

Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

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