Veterans hospital support organizations
Gold Star Dads - Old Guard Outreach Projects
Our Old Guard Outreach Projects at the VA Hospitals and Veteran Centers is an ongoing project that many of our Dads do as part of our Community Service Commitment.
Operation: S.T.A.T. (Standing Tall for American Troops) was organized in 2011, formerly known as Operation: Never Forget. We focus our attention on veterans who are being treated in the VA Hospitals.
No veteran will be left alone in a VA hospital and forgotten about. We will fill the shoes of the family and friends who can't, or won't, go visit their loved ones. We will ensure that ALL veterans are treated fairly and know that their service to our country has not gone unappreciated.
Our ultimate goal is to have an Operation: S.T.A.T. chapter in all states across the country within the next 5 years. When this goal is reached veterans, nationwide, will have someone to contact when they are in need. With your help we can ensure that all veterans in VA hospitals will receive a little extra cheer around the holidays. If you are interested in starting a chapter please contact us.
Socks for Vets
Socks for Vets strives to bring comfort to our veterans. Various activities occur throughout the year, so if you are interested in creating your own Socks for Vets event or contributing in person or through card or item donations, please let us know.
Soldiers' Angels Veterans Affairs Support Team
The Soldiers Angels Veteran Affairs Support Team assists patients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, nursing homes and Stand Downs. This support can range from visiting patients to providing comfort items and clothing, to sponsoring special events like BBQs or assisting VA facilities with large-scale efforts to improve in-patients' quality of life.
The VA Team proactively connects with VA Volunteer Service Directors in each state, building relationships to better serve our veterans.
They also work within our local communities to obtain much-needed funds and items listed on each VA’s "wish list," volunteer at the VA events designed to bring a little light to veterans at their facility, and sponsor fundraising efforts to assist the VAs in obtaining comfort items and big-ticket purchases that they may not be able to afford otherwise. The VA Team also reaches out to individual veterans in times of trouble, assisting and supporting them in any way we can.
VA Voluntary Service
Over 140,000 volunteers gave more than 11 million hours in service to America's veterans. It is impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that these VAVS volunteers provide to veteran patients. VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to the nation's veterans and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VeteranAid.org was created to provide information, free of charge, to veterans, their spouses and families. If you are a veteran, the surviving spouse of a veteran, or the responsible family member of a veteran, we urge you to apply for the VA Aid and Attendance Special Pension at the earliest time possible. This benefit could make the difference between a veteran or surviving spouse living in a high-quality assisted living facility or in a state-operated nursing home.