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Disabled American Veterans
The DAV’s 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
National Veterans Foundation
Our mission: to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. veterans and their families through:
- Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families.
- Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans.
- Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.
Salute, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and support of issues facing active military personnel, veterans and their families and to provide financial support through advocacy and fundraising.
Silver Stars Families of America
SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded and ill and their families of all branches of services and all wars. Our goal is to recognized the blood sacrifice of wounded servicemembers and injuries or illness that originated in a war zone, including, Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTSD, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome. We are also advocates for the wounded and assist in educating the public concerning their plight.
Team Red, White & Blue’s (Team RWB) vision is to transform the way wounded veterans are reintegrated into society when they return from combat and exit their position.
While much has improved since the post-Vietnam era, some polarization between veterans and our society still exists today. Strong relationships between wounded veterans and their fellow Americans are critical to veterans’ reintegration into civilian life as well as our nation’s success. That’s why Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Team RWB works toward this mission by focusing on three key areas:
1. Personal connectivity between veterans with invisible wounds and citizens in the community where they now live
2. Reintegration through physical fitness
3. Galvanization of esprit de corps and team membership
Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $35 million to find, fund and shape programs that have empowered more than 2.5 million impacted veterans, service members and their families.
Great Americans visitors can view videos featuring everyday American heroes submitted by military personnel, military support organizations, veteran's groups, law enforcement, fire and rescue and NASA. Visitors are invited to join in the Great Americans movement and upload videos, comment and discuss content, or visit an online memorial to American heroes in uniform who have been wounded or lost their lives in the line of duty.
Operation Never Forgotten
Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) is a national non-profit communications service that connects our military and civilian worlds through non-partisan public service announcements (PSAs).
Silver Star Families of America
SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded, ill and dying and their families of all branches of service from all wars. Silver Star members are reaching across the United States approaching cities, towns, counties and state officials in hopes of permanently setting May 1st as Silver Star Banner Day. A day set aside per annum to honor wounded, ill and dying Veterans. Our goal is to recognize the blood and sacrifices of wounded, ill and dying Veterans as a result of injuries or illness originating in a war zone, including, Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTS, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome.
Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Their purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
For the first time in our nation’s history, we will build a monument to honor and pay tribute to some of America’s most courageous heroes. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will celebrate those men and women who may be broken in body—but never in spirit.
As these veterans face a life for which no one can prepare, so must their families and friends. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will also honor veterans’ loved ones and caregivers—individuals whose heroic devotion is a source of strength for those striving to heal.
Solutions to unmet challenges
Challenge America: Makers for Veterans (CAMVETS) Cleveland, OH 2019
Making innovative solutions to the unmet challenges of our nations heroes. Whereas mainstream approaches ask veterans to adapt to existing products, CAMVETS builds each solution from the veteran up. At Challenge America, everything begins with the needs of our veterans (or Challenge Knowers), empowering them to tell us what they need and then to be a part of making the solution.
Next we put the experts to work (or Solution Makers), side-by-side with the Challenge Knowers, during a 3-day intensive make-a-thon (a making marathon!) to create innovative solutions that directly address the need at hand. We seek solutions that make dramatic improvements in the daily lives of our participants and their loved ones.
Following each event, we leverage our strategic partnerships to develop and scale the solutions into products and services that will meet the needs of other veterans facing similar challenges.