Hope For The Warriors Grants Wish to Texas Veteran and Family

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Nonprofit’s A Warrior’s Wish Program turns veteran’s dream into reality

Veteran and Family Granted Camper by Nonprofit

Veteran and Family Granted Camper by Nonprofit

Hope For The Warriors® was proud to grant this Wish to support this service member and his family’s road to recovery.

Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) was pleased to fulfill a Wish for one Texas service member and his family. This Retired Air Force veteran and his family picked up their pull-behind camper Friday, March 20, 2015. Fulfilling dreams for service members and their families, A Warrior’s Wish® is one of the many programs offered by Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for service members and military families.

This veteran suffered back injuries during his Iraq deployment that now prevent him from camping comfortably. He applied for A Warrior’s Wish® through Hope For The Warriors® as a way to bond with his family through camping. To test out the use of a camper, the A Warrior's Wish® Committee granted the service member and his family two summer camper rentals in 2014, allowing them to properly determine if a camper would be suitable for his recovery. After this trial period, Hope For The Warriors® was pleased to grant this Wish to further benefit this service member and his family’s rehabilitation.

The original quote for the camper was $27,000, but the community support of a local retailor, RV Station in Colbert, OK, brought the price down to $17,000. Hope For The Warriors® was able to purchase and provide the family’s desired make and model at a discounted price.

“Hope For The Warriors® was proud to grant this Wish to support this service member and his family’s road to recovery,” said Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President. “By granting the Wish to this veteran we are fulfilling our mission to restore the entire military family.”

This year, Hope For The Warriors® has invested more than $71K to support service members, veterans, and military families through 11 Wishes. The nature of these Wishes vary in scope from business, fitness, financial, and outdoor-related. From recreational and household equipment, a musical instrument, a honeymoon, and the replacement of stolen goods from a fallen Marine, the enrichment process continues long after the Wish is granted to promote stability within the lives of these heroes and their families.

Both service members and spouses turn to Hope For the Warriors® and the A Warrior’s Wish® Program to fulfill goals of assimilating to their new lives. For these individuals and their families, once again enjoying prior lifestyles and activities is very much a part of their restoration process, and Hope For The Warriors® recognizes its importance.

Beyond meeting immediate physical and emotional needs, A Warrior’s Wish® fulfills a desire for quality of life beyond recovery and a quest for life gratifying endeavors. Whether the Wish is for equipment for a favorite hobby to support therapeutic benefits and rehabilitation, tools for a small business as a new means of supporting the family unit upon separating from the military, or taking a trip to reclaim themselves or experience something new, Hope For The Warriors® honors the goals and desires of wounded service members and their families.

Those interested in donating to A Warrior’s Wish® can visit: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/donate. Company sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Chrystal Thompson, cthompson@hopeforthewarriors.org.

Hope For The Warriors® Mission:
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org)

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for four consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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