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Adaptive clothing - Sew Much Comfort
www.sewmuchcomfort.org
Our mission is to provide custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to our injured service members which aides in their recovery, provides a tangible reminder of our gratitude for their sacrifice and gives them an added measure of comfort and freedom as they recover from their injuries and return to everyday life.  Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devices and situations, provides ease of use, increases personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their medical condition.

Adaptive clothing - Wounded Wear
www.woundedwear.org
Wounded Wear provides free clothing and free clothing modifications to wounded warriors and raises national awareness of the sacrifices of America's wounded and their families.



Art - The Wounded Artist Project
www.thewoundedartistproject.org
Welcome to The Wounded Artist Project website. We are a Michigan-based nonprofit that is sending art kits to war wounded recovering in military hospitals.

We believe The Project art kits will provide a welcome diversion from boredom for wounded recovering from traumatic wounds, burns, and amputations when they are in downtime from regular therapy sessions. And while art is a recognized tool for helping people deal with trauma, we want our kit recipients to also use our kits and think about their futures. Somewhere, sometime, someone will look over the shoulder of one our artists and ask, "Wow, you really drew that?" Imagine how encouraging that will be. 

We want to build three stages of kits: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Artists will have to send us samples of their work to move into the next stage which will be more to their interests.



Assistance to combat support hospitals - Operation Comfort
www.operationcomfort.org
Operation Comfort provides support to our service members who have been wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq and are receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Our goal is for our wounded military, who have given so much for our country and the world, to see in tangible ways that we appreciate their sacrifices and that we want to help them recover as quickly and completely as possible.

Assistance to combat support hospitals - Operation Flip Flops
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Operation Flip Flops provides wounded Soldiers in Afghanistan with flip flops while in the hospital and their journey back to the states!

Assistance to combat support hospitals - Operation Military Embrace
www.operationmilitaryembrace.com
Operation Military Embrace supports wounded military & their families at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and other military & private facilities by: 
  • Providing one-on-one support and comfort through monthly visits to BAMC 
  • Filling individual private requests of injured personnel (portable DVD players, autographed sports memorabilia, etc.) 
  • Sponsoring a monthly breakfast and free PX ("military store") in honor of our wounded outpatients and their families (this is like a pay raise for them - a welcome event since their pay is already so low). 
  • Hosting outings & dinners for outpatients & families 
  • Providing financial assistance in their time of crisis (Example: a single Mom leaves her job for over a year to care for her wounded loved one) 

Assistance to combat support hospitals - Operation Undergarment
www.operationundergarment.org
Operation Undergarment is a grass roots clothing drive to provide injured and sick soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen that are deployed in combat zones with clothing items to make their hospital stays more comfortable.

Assistance to combat support hospitals - Support our Wounded
www.supportourwounded.org
Angels Of Mercy Program - Serving  our  wounded  military and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center & National Naval Medical Center. Providing assistance to Combat Support Hospitals in Zone.

No Soldier Left In Need  - Serving the long-term needs of our wounded military and their families, working with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Severely Injured Center and other programs to identify long term needs of discharged wounded  military.



Cane, free - Walking Tall Project (The Heart of a Marine Foundation)
http://heartofamarine.org/programs/walking-tall-project.aspx
The Cane Project as it was originally named, was the first project initiated by The Heart Of A Marine Foundation. Born out of the need to reduce the amount of hand irritants and blisters due to shepard canes (wood/metal hook hand grip) an orthopedic hand grip (ergonomically sculptured) and adjustable staff were the answer for those needing assistance with walking canes.

Now dubbed our Walking Tall ProjectThe Heart Of A Marine Foundation has donated over 3,000 canes to any military member in need.

Please contact The Heart Of A Marine Foundation if you, a family member, veteran, or someone you know in the military is in need of an orthopedic cane. We will be honored to send one to you without cost.



Cards and letters 
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Care packages
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Child development program - Easter Seals "Little Warriors" Child Development Program
http://gwbr.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=DCMD_LittleWarriors
The Wounded Warrior, their children and spouses have unique needs resulting from relocation to Walter Reed and other medical facilities.  Not only is the family adjusting to severe injury and disability, but the special circumstances they face in an unfamiliar community without their usual support systems. Easter Seals “Little Warriors” Child Development Program is positioned to meet families’ urgent need for stability.



Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Blankets for Recovery
www.flagsacrossthenation.org
Quilt, crochet, or knit blankets for our wounded troops. -- People all over the nation are creating Blankets for Recovery. Let’s bring the warmth of blankets to the hearts of the our Veterans. FLAGS sends Blankets for Recovery to our wounded men and women.

Give your love in a gift. Lap blanket size or throw cover size works well for your gift of caring. Create your blankets, write a note, email us for the mailing address to our volunteers across the nation. The volunteers will deliver the blankets at different locations. Recipients of the blankets feel your love and blessings.

Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Operation First Response Cot Quilts
www.operationfirstresponse.org
Operation First Response is always in need of handmade blankets and quilts (sizes may vary)

Smaller sizes will be included in our backpacks sent to our wounded
cot size = 45×45 or 45×60

Larger sizes will be had delivered to military medical facilities in the States

Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Operation Helping Hand/American Angels
www.operationhelpinghand-americanangels.com/wounded
Sends a blanket to comfort and warm some of our wounded men and women. We mail all year round to three different military hospitals.

Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Operation Pocket Field Pillow
http://justforbabygifts.wordpress.com/how-to-make-acu-pocket-field-pillows/
A group of volunteers in my community began Operation Pocket Field Pillow in February 2009, when my son deployed to Afghanistan. To date, we've made and shipped over 10,000 ACU pocket field pillows to our combat troops and over 2,000 fleece travel pillows to our wounded. Our aim is simple; to keep working to let our troops know that we will not forget them. Our pillows are small enough to store in a ruck or pocket, and are meant to be taken out in the field on missions.

All the ACU and fleece we use is donated, and the few donations we receive help pay to ship boxes of our field pillows to Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany. Visit our blog to learn how you can make an ACU pocket field pillow.

Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Patriotic Pillow Project
www.patrioticpillowproject.org
The Patriotic Pillow Project is a not-for-profit organization sending pillows of comfort to our healing wounded warriors. We will stitch our prayers and care into each pillow that will be created for each special honorable recipient. A Thank You note will be included with each gift of comfort, so each brave, wounded G.I. will know how very much we care about each & everyone of them. These pillows are compact but powerful. United Airlines generously donated some 2,000 pillows. We have recently received 8,250 NEW pillows to date from C.A.R.C.; the Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens the manufacturers of these beautiful and skillfully crafted gifts of comfort.  We are currently purchasing the pillows from the C.A.R.C. center at cost as a collaborative effort to provide comfort to our “Healing Heroes!”

Comfort items: Blankets, pillows, quilts - Quilts of Valor
http://qovf.org/
The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL those service- members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs). This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.




Comfort items - Aid for Wounded Warriors
www.aidforwoundedsoldiers.org
Aid for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit project that provides comfort and relief items for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines sick, injured or wounded from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. We purchase specific items requested by Military Medical Centers, VA Medical Centers and Fisher House rehabilitation facilities each week. We also provide financial support to CrisisLink, a Hotline for wounded soldiers and their families, and Hope for the Warriors, special projects for wounded soldiers.  Many of the servicemen and women are grievously wounded and will require long hospitalization and rehabilitation. The purpose of our mission is to lift their spirits and enhance their morale as well as affect a lifetime support program.

Comfort items - American Citizens Encouraging Support
http://acescares.org/aces/comfortkits.aspx
Comfort Kits are special kits that we send to various hospitals for our wounded soldiers and also to a couple of VA Hospitals for other Veterans to help them be more comfortable in their hospital stays. 

Comfort items - American Red Cross
www.americanredcross.org
Military comfort kits help ease the suffering of wounded warriors. For a wounded or injured service member, the journey from the battlefield to the hospital can be long and uncomfortable and many make the journey without any personal items. You can make sure they are warmly welcomed at a military hospital with comfort kits filled with most-needed items such as a phone card, robe, shower shoes, toiletries and MP3 music gift card.

Comfort items  - Blue Star Riders
www.bluestarriders.com
Blue Star Riders is a non-profit organization. We are riders and non-riders who support those who defend our freedom. We are dedicated to supporting our troops and veterans, as well as honoring all wounded troops and fallen heroes.

Our activities include visiting hospitals and outreach centers, attending funerals for fallen heroes, and to spread the word of the Fallen and Wounded Warrior Torch. We bring awareness of our fallen and wounded warriors by attending veterans events like Cripple Creek, Rolling Thunder and special memorial services for families.

Comfort items  - Bold, Brave, Courageous
www.boldbravecourageous.com
The purpose of Bold Brave Courageous is to offer comfort items to injured military personnel who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq. These items include supplemental clothing, toiletries, and entertainment devices such as CDs, CD players, DVDs, books, and games. We package these "comfort items" up in rolling suitcases, then deliver these suitcases to the injured personnel who are recovering in our Nations military hospitals. 

Comfort items - Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (Cause)
www.cause-usa.org
Cause recreation and entertainment programs reach thousands of injured service men and women facing months of medical care and rehabilitation far from home and family. These programs are designed to bring a bit of relaxation and fun into what are, for many, very challenging circumstances. But they also serve a much more serious purpose: that of helping wounded warriors begin the normalization process and the re-entry to home and community as they take their long journey back to health.

Programs include: Gift Packs: filled with items designed to bring a bit of comfort and recreation to soldiers and to the family members at their side -- are delivered monthly to Walter Reed; Events: "lightening the load" through spa days, video game tournaments, Sunday brunches, UFC nights.

Comfort items - Defenders of Freedom
www.defendersoffreedom.us
Defenders of Freedom is a non profit organization with the purpose of raising money to support our troops who are currently deployed around the world. Because our troops are actively working to keep America safe, Defenders of Freedom believe passionately in showing them as much support as possible.

100% of the profits are used to: 
  • Send "support boxes" to our men and women in uniform 
  • Support wounded soldiers with encouragement and needed items, especially those with no support 
  • Support the families of our wounded soldiers both physically and emotionally 
  • Support the USO

Comfort items - Hearts Across Miles
www.heartsacrossthemiles.org
Special request for entertainment items: dvds, board games, electronic games, etc. for injured troops in Iraq. Site also lists other items needed for our injured.

Comfort items - Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
http://landstuhlhospitalcareproject.org
The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.  Donated items are distributed to patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside the U.S.; to field hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq; and to VA facilities throughout the United States.  

Donations to LRMC are done through the Wounded Warrior Ministry Center.  This allows all in-patients, out-patients, LRMC liaisons, LRMC nurses, and medical escorts access to supplies.  The purpose of the program is to enhance the morale and welfare for troops and veterans by contributing quality of life items. 

Comfort items - Operation Comfort Warriors (American Legion)
www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort
Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the non-medical needs of wounded military personnel, providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by health care. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more.

Comfort items - Operation First Response
www.operationfirstresponse.org
The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to support our nation's wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. OFR backpacks are sent to combat support hospitals in Iraq and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The backpacks are given to our wounded when they arrive at the hospitals with no personal belongings. These backpacks ensure that our wounded have a little love from home to comfort them until they return to the states. Operation First Response is always in need of handmade blankets and quilts.

Comfort items - Operation Quiet Comfort
www.operationquietcomfort.com
Your contributions of time, talent and resources help OQC provide meaningful support to our wounded warriors and the amazing medical professionals who care for them. OQC is positioned at U.S. Combat Support Hospitals, Troop Medical Clinics, and with medic teams on the front lines.

Care packages are sent to "Any American Hero" at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany and Combat Support Hospitals in the Middle East. Often our injured men and women arrive for medical care without their belongings. You can help in our mission to provide honor and comfort for our troops. The war on terror is dynamic and the needs of our units change frequently. As a result, our projects change to meet those needs.

Comfort items - Operation Second Chance
www.operationsecondchance.org
Our mission: to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women, to assist in the modification of housing to accommodate disabled veterans, to assist the families of wounded service men and women, to facilitate the transition of wounded service men and women back into civilian society. Some programs included: DVD Drives, Gift Card Collection, Letter/Card Distribution.

Comfort items - Operation Supply Drop
www.operationsupplydrop.org
Operation Supply Drop is a fully functioning all-volunteer non-profit charity designed to build video game care packages for the men and women of the Armed Forces, both deployed to high threat combat zones (Afghanistan, Iraq,etc) and recovering in military medical facilities in the United States.

Comfort items - Project Lifting Spirits
www.projectliftingspirits.com
Since 2007, Project Lifting Spirits has been providing blankets, games, books, etc. to our wounded service members at the VA and Eisenhower hospitals in Augusta, Georgia. We have also purchased and distributed Girl Scouts cookies, organized greeting card signings with local elementary schools for the Veteran's Day Augusta Green Jackets game, and created/delivered cards, posters, bookmarks, and drawings from elementary schools and daycare facilities in Columbia County , Georgia and Springfield, Tennessee. These items are provided to the service members as small tokens of appreciation to let them know that they serve a grateful nation. 

Our goal is to provide these cards and gifts to our local wounded troops and goody boxes to our deployed wounded troops on a more regular basis throughout the year. Currently, we provide items to Fort Gordon Army Base, the Veteran's Administration Hospital's Active Duty Rehab Unit in the Augusta, Georgia area as well as Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the CBWTU - Alabama. The CBWTU covers Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Each location will have various delivery schedules and frequencies based on their needs and requirements. We are slowly getting bigger and need your continued support. Please help us by getting the word out and letting us know of any fundraising opportunities available. 

Comfort items - Soldiers' Angels
www.soldiersangels.org
"May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. We have over 30 different teams supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, we make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families. Our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

Some teams and projects include:
  • Blankets of Gratitude - Knitted/crocheted/loomed blankets for hospitalized veterans
  • Blankets of Hope - Handmade sewn and no-sew blankets for the wounded
  • First Response Backpacks - Supplies for wounded in-country
  • Tank Support - Helping Veterans Travel to Medical Appointments
  • Valour-IT - Adaptive laptops for the wounded
  • VA Crochet & Craft - Handmade comfort & dignity for hospitalized Vets
  • Veterans Support - Assisting veterans facilities
  • Wounded TLC - Letters and care packages for the wounded 

Comfort items - The Patriotic Pillow Project
http://thepillowmom.com/kennys-kaps
Kenny's Kaps is an initiative of The Patriotic Pillow Project, is a not-for-profit organization sending pillows of comfort to our healing wounded warriors who are returning home from deployments overseas. Purple skull-caps are crocheted for military personnel who sustained traumatic brain injuries. 

Comfort items - Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project Backpack
www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/freedom/gear-packs
Under Armour ® has pledged to support our nation's wounded service members through an ongoing commitment of monetary and project donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

You can join this effort by purchasing WWP/UA-Branded product and by gifting a Wounded Warrior Project UA Backpack to injured heroes. Each gear pack contains WWP-embelished Under Armour® product worth more than $300 and will be presented to an injured service member recuperating in a military hospital. Your gift will bring light to a young hero just when he or she needs it the most.

Each backpack includes: 1 UA jacket, 1 UA t-shirt, 1 pair UA shorts, 2 pair UA underwear, 4 pair UA socks and assorted comfort items which will be shipped directly to an injured service member.

Comfort items - Veterans of Valor
www.veteransofvalor.org
The delivery of packs filled with items like iPods loaded with music and encouraging audio books. Each recipient receives a backpack that is a lightweight, JanSport LiveWire™ audio backpack with built-in controls which enable a user to navigate an Apple iPod® without pulling it out of the backpack. The backpack also contains two large main compartments, two outside twin mesh pockets, and an organizer inside to keep essentials handy. The backpack easily attaches to a wheelchair.

Comfort items - Warmth for Warriors
http://warmthforwarriors.com/
As an all volunteer organization, we are always looking for more help.  We are knitting and crocheting homemade hats to comfort our soldiers as they serve for us in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These hats are sent to medical units where the sick and wounded are prepared to leave for hospitals in Germany or back home in the United States.  A warm, wool hat, made with love, provides both physical comfort and a "hug of thanks".




Entertainment (Spa days, Sunday brunches, etc.) - Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (Cause)
www.cause-usa.org
Cause recreation and entertainment programs reach thousands of injured service men and women facing months of medical care and rehabilitation far from home and family. These programs are designed to bring a bit of relaxation and fun into what are, for many, very challenging circumstances. But they also serve a much more serious purpose: that of helping wounded warriors begin the normalization process and the re-entry to home and community as they take their long journey back to health.

Programs include: Gift Packs: filled with items designed to bring a bit of comfort and recreation to soldiers and to the family members at their side -- are delivered monthly to Walter Reed; Events: "lightening the load" through spa days, video game tournaments, Sunday brunches, UFC nights.

Entertainment - Operation V.I.P. Visit Important People
www.troopsfirstfoundation.org
This program was implemented specifically for the patients of the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Spending time at this world-class treatment facility is extremely inspirational and important. A high profile sports personality/celebrity who is passionate about the soldiers' well-being and recovery visits the burn unit as a means to promote reintegration into everyday life. In many cases, additional contact and future activities result from the one-on-one time that the scheduling provides. 


Entertainment (Lunches, fellowship) - Arms Outstretched Ministries
www.armsoutstretchedministry.com
​Arms Outstretched Ministry together with Dixie Bones Restaurant, provide catered lunch, care packages, and friendship to the wounded warriors, their families and staff at the National Naval Medical Center in the Bethesda, MD.  We conduct this ministry monthly. We also provide transportation services in the form of airline tickets, rental car needs, hotel, and food needs to the families of the wounded warriors as funding is available.


Entertainment (Lunches, fellowship) - Purple Heart Family Support
www.purpleheartfamilies.com
Our mission is to provide support to the families waiting at the bedside of their injured or ill Marines and Sailors by providing lunches and fellowship during the weekends at hospitals around the United States and to encourage support of our wounded military personnel in communities throughout the United States. 

Entertainment (Dinners, recreation outings) - The Aleethia Foundation
www.aleethia.org
The Aleethia Foundation supports recently injured troops in their rehabilitation upon returning home. We are just a few people, all volunteers, trying to aid in the initial phase of recovery. We do this by providing dinners and short term recreation outings and small grants.

Entertainment (A night out) - Veterans of Valor
www.veteransofvalor.org
Each month, Veterans of Valor visits the medical wards at facilities in Washington D.C. and San Antonio. One night is set aside for dinner and an evening out for wounded veterans and their families. Such events provide the opportunity for all involved to convene away from the hospital environment, relax and celebrate progress made along the long road of recovery.

Enjoyment and relaxation is only one aspect of this event. Its therapeutic value is immeasurable. During recovery, these service members enter a hospital community filled with other wounded heroes who may look like or face the same challenges they do. Bonds of close-knit support are formed in this setting, and are crucial to the individual’s complete recovery. Our outings are often the first time these brave men and women step into public with disfiguring injuries. We foster and encourage these early steps into public with a wounded service member's support network and community in tow. Veterans of Valor has seen individuals make impressive progress during this transitional phase from hospital to hometown community.

Entertainment (Recovery Recreation Opportunities) - Yellow Ribbon Fund
www.yellowribbonfund.org
Long-term rehabilitation at any hospital is not easy. Family and community support helps a patient tremendously in their recovery. Most injured service members at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital are away from their own communities, with only a few family members around and some with none. Many are amputees. These active duty service members' primary responsibility is to successfully accomplish their recovery mission. That mission still leaves many of them a substantial amount of free time.

Yellow Ribbon Fund volunteers arrange opportunities for the patient to enjoy our community, just as members of their local community would do if Walter Reed were there, instead of here. We take them to local sporting events, invite them to join us in hunting, fishing, and other sports. We take them and their families to a variety of other events in our community. When the Government does not cover the cost of a family visit, the Yellow Ribbon Fund arranges free hotel rooms and apartments. If a family is here for an extended period, the Yellow Ribbon Fund arranges taxis and rental cars so that they can enjoy our community.

Entertainment - WWE 
http://corporate.wwe.com/community/troops.jsp
WWE Superstars regularly visit military bases and hospitals, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital, to bolster the morale of our troops.  Since 2003, the WWE has produced WWE’s Holiday Tribute to the Troops with WWE Superstars performing before troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004, the USO of Metropolitan Washington presented WWE with the first ever “Legacy of Hope” award for our extensive support of our troops and the USO’s Operation Care Package program.

Entertainment, VIP visits - Operation VIP (Visit Important People)
http://www.troopsfirstfoundation.org/initiatives.php
This program was implemented specifically for the patients of the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Spending time at this world-class treatment facility is extremely inspirational and important. A high profile sports personality/celebrity who is passionate about the soldiers' well-being and recovery visits the burn unit as a means to promote reintegration into everyday life. In many cases, additional contact and future activities result from the one-on-one time that the scheduling provides.




Mentor program - Navy Safe Harbor Anchor Program
http://safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil/transition/anchor-program/
The Anchor Program helps Navy Safe Harbor carry out its promise to offer lifetime assistance to seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as their families. It provides them with an invaluable network of support during a critical chapter of their lives – at the conclusion of their military careers – and beyond.

The Anchor Program matches Sailors and Coast Guardsmen in transition with two mentor volunteers: a peer mentor from a local Reserve component, and a senior mentor selected from a pool of community veterans and retirees.

The mentors offer a wide range of support, including serving as social contacts, providing personal referrals – recommending anything from the best nearby restaurant to the most reliable plumber – and establishing connections with local employers. They also help an enrollee maintain contact with Navy Safe Harbor by communicating regularly with his or her Non-medical Care Manager.

But, perhaps most importantly, the mentors are available to lend an ear – and a hand – to an enrollee as he or she grapples with the challenges associated with returning to civilian life. Their experiences with the military – on active duty and in retirement – make them ideal companions for a wounded warrior.

Mentor program - Operation Coaches and Warriors (Troops First Foundation)
http://www.troopsfirstfoundation.org/int_coaches.php
This initiative is designed to provide a Wounded Warrior with a personal message of support and thanks from his or her favorite college basketball coach. Beyond simply getting an autographed ball and gear, this program affords the coach the opportunity to mentor the Wounded Warrior while creating networking opportunities with community and business leaders. Based on previous experiences with coaches and Wounded Warriors, friendships are forged, private sector contacts initiated and many future visits anticipated. 

Mentor program - SemperMax
http://sempermax.com/index.html
The mission of SEMPERMAX Support Fund is to enhance morale and welfare of service disabled veterans and their families through peer to peer, on-site visits by other service disabled veterans, trained to motivate and advocate on their behalf, so that they understand they have the continued support of a team. ONE TEAM! In doing so it is our hope that we can reduce isolation, disenfranchisement from society and suicide among veterans and their family members.

Mentor program - Wounded Warrior Mentor Program
www.wpwoundedwarriormentorprogram.com
In 2004 the West Point Class of 1958 initiated a mentoring program for wounded Soldiers and Marines at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. when it became apparent that Wounded Warriors needed more individual attention than the Army could provide.  We found that Wounded Warriors needed additional, one-on-one, assistance to orient them on a new profession and a new life, as well as counseling on benefits, jobs, educational opportunities, and handling of finances as well as navigating the complexities of the military medical system.

Mentor program - Wounded Warriors Alliance (Colorado, Texas)
http://www.woundedwarriorsalliance.org
Wounded Warriors Alliance is dedicated to rebuilding self esteem, confidence, financial freedom and family relationships in our wounded warriors by providing a one week program that includes mentoring, educational opportunities and participation in public speaking forums at Eagles Summit Ranch.  

Many of our participants come in search of themselves and do not know what to do with their lives after the traumatic experiences of war. Through this program we are striving to help our wounded warriors return home to full and productive lives.

Certificate Program includes private mentoring & group class time instruction with Dave Roever, Matt Roever, and other program graduates.  

University Program includes internet courses accredited through Southwestern Assemblies of God University. We are also in partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo. Accommodations at Eagles Summit Ranch Colorado and Eagles Summit Ranch Texas are limited, thus providing intense training and personal one-on-one tutoring with the instructors.

Family Camp offers the entire family (all ages) to come together for a week long camp experience, filled with hands-on learning, fun, and family time! 




Music - Wounded Heroes and Music (WHAM) (Silver Star Families)
http://www.silverstarfamilies.org/Programs.html
The Silver Star Families of America are collecting new and gently used MP3 and iPods to give to those wounded or ill veterans in the VA hospitals. Music soothes the soul and helps reduce the stress in people's lives. The same goes for the veterans who have so proudly served our country that are healing in hospitals.

If you have purchased a new iPod or MP3 player would you consider donating your old one if they are still useable? They would also need the USB cable and headphones included.




Phone cards - Armed Forces Aid Campaign
www.mycharityweb.com/armedforcesaidcampaign
We help our wounded when they are evacuated to Germany in the same way – with free phone cards so they can talk to their loved ones during an often worrisome time.

Phone cards - Homefront Hugs
website
Phone cards are needed everyday, especially for our wounded. Our wounded troops need to talk to loved ones while so far away in rehab! Stuff a calling card into a card....and send a nice wish to our longterm wounded.

Phone cards - Operation Uplink
www.operationuplink.com
Phone cards are being provided at military hospitals and VA facilities. Since the program began, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has provided deployed servicemembers and hospitalized veterans with millions of minutes of free phone time. The unique program is part of VFW National Military Services, which includes other initiatives that boost morale, aid struggling military families and encourage troop support.



Therapeutic and day spa - Operation Oasis
www.operationoasis.org
The mission of Operation Oasis is to provide therapeutic and day spa services for the wounded military service members and their families at San Antonio Military Medical Center, other federal and military hospitals, and participating day spas aiding in swift emotional, mental, physical rehabilitation, and recovery.



Transportation (air travel)
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Transportation (to and from VA hospitals, vehicle adaptation) 
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Wheelchair Caddy
http://mywheelchaircaddy.com/
If a primary care provider, such as a spouse, cannot without great effort load a wheel chair into and out of an automobile, then trips to the hair salon, grocery store, shopping, or simply a ride to get out of the house are limited. This product takes away the challenge of hoisting the chair, so that simple trips or outings become simple again. The main goal of this product was to increase the quality of life for both people who have a wheel chair in their life. Without the W C Caddy, trips out are limited, and when they do occur it is with great resentment on the part of the person having to deal with the lifting of the wheel chair.

Unfortunately, that resentment is focused on the person who has to depend on the wheel chair for getting around. My goal was to make a product that took away the strain and hassle of lifting a 42 lb product, so that the trip to the hair salon or Walmart was fun again, for both people. A single trip out involves lifting the chair into the trunk of a car, lifting it back out when you arrive at the destination, lifting it back into the car when leaving, and back out upon returning home. That's four times on a single outing that the wheel chair has to be lifted. 

Wheelchairs can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. A wheelchair takes an extraordinary amount of abuse when it is being transported anywhere, be it on an airline, on a trailer hitch mounted transporting device, or being loaded into and out of an automobile. Our product dramatically reduces wheelchair abuse by encasing the wheelchair into a padded fabric enclosure with handles, making it easier to load and unload. The airline baggage people now have a product that is much easier to handle. Did you know that airlines take a roll of shrink wrap and wrap it around and around your wheelchair when you hand it over to them? Then it is stored in the luggage compartment with all the other bags. Our padded sides, separate leg riser holders, and seat cushion compartment keeps your wheelchair components together and protected when traveling on the airlines.
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