Hope For The Warriors Celebrates Courageous Hearts this Valentine’s Day

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Hope For The Warriors announces this year honorees for the Hope & Courage Awards. The awards will be presented by actor Gary Sinise at this year's Got Heart, Give Hope Gala.

Sinise presents award to Captain O'Hearn, USA

Sinise presents award to Captain O'Hearn, USA

Service members and military families demonstrate overwhelming courage and resiliency in the face of adversity.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Hope For The Warriors® will honor combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen at the Got Heart, Give Hope® Gala at The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The black-tie event will feature television and movie actor Gary Sinise as the awards ceremony host. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Hope For The Warriors® announces this year’s honorees for Hope & Courage Awards. The awards will be presented to each honoree by Sinise at the Got Heart, Give Hope® Gala.Recipients of Hope & Courage Awards include representatives from each branch of the military in addition to family members of wounded and fallen service members. Hope For The Warriors® carefully chooses honorees by focusing on the hope they inspire through their remarkable stories of recovery and achievement.

“Service members and military families demonstrate overwhelming courage and resiliency in the face of adversity,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said. “The Gala celebrates and honors their courage as they deal with new and extraordinary challenges.”

This year’s honorees are:

Col. Gregory D. Gadson, USA
Col. Heather Meeds, ANG
Lt. Col. David Barnes, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. David Matthew Bartles, USN
Michael Roesch, Former Air Force

Samantha Bradley, Gold Star Family
Mary Nicholson, mother of Sgt. Michael Nicholson, USMC
Pam Voltin, spouse of Capt. Ryan Voltin, USMC (Ret.)
Charlie Wagner, Dedicated Volunteer

Sinise is a member of the nonprofit’s advisory council and the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Hope For The Warriors® is one of the foundation’s charity partners. This will be his fourth year hosting the Gala.

Country singer James Wesley will be the musical guest for the evening. Wesley is a GAC Top 20 Country Singer and singer of the hit singles, Didn’t I and Real. He has performed for Hope For The Warriors® in the past and is devoted to supporting service members and military families.

For more information about the 2013 Got Heart, Give Hope® Gala, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Emma Riley (eriley(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org), 212.471.9479.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for two 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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