New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen. The organization focuses on 11 programs to restore self, family and hope for military families. Due to the extensive damage and devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Hope For The Warriors® has also become part of the relief efforts within the region.
The work of the organization includes financial support to volunteer organization who stepped forward to reach military families with necessary supplies. Two groups—one from North Carolina and another from Virginia, collected donations locally and then transported the donations to the hardest hit regions of New Jersey and New York. Hope For The Warriors® provided addresses of wounded service members who needed support in the days following the hurricane.
“Some of our wounded service members could not easily evacuate due to mobility issues,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said. “It was reassuring to both our organization and to the veterans that someone was thinking about them and checking on their well-being.”
Hope For The Warriors® has hosted community partnership meals to assist city governments, relief workers and delivered hot meals door to door. In one weekend alone, the organization took part in feeding close to 14,000 people in the Long Beach area.
In addition to recovery efforts, a number of VA caseworkers have contacted the organization to address issues created by the hurricane unique to wounded service members. This includes retraumatization for post 9/11 combat service members.
“We know that in the next month we will continue to receive phone calls and requests for assistance from our military families,” Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. “Hurricane Sandy is adding additional financial hardship to families already struggling. We aim to help those families.”
Hope For The Warriors® is accepting donations to support these families. Donate online at http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/donate. Donors may write “NJ/NY families” in the comments field. Or, to donate quickly, text “WARRIORS” to 20222 to donate $10.
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® 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, 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.