This year sure flew by with the holiday season fast approaching once again. We can still remember all the hustle and bustle of last year’s OPERATION SANTA when our wounded Veterans and their families where fundraising, buying, wrapping, and delivering presents to children of fallen warriors and wounded Vets. Well, it’s that time again so get ready to make this year an even bigger success! Continue reading 2015 Holiday Toy Drive OPERATION SANTA is Kicking OffShare:
We’re going to make this short and to the point. It’s nice when a theory turns to reality. We’ve always felt that it’s not just the government that has an obligation to care for our combat wounded Veterans, but rather, it’s everyone’s responsibility. The much resources we need to make their lives better can be found in our communities and within our friends.
People want to help our Vets but don’t know how or have a vehicle to do it. We, at Wounded Heroes of America, feel that we have been a vehicle doing just that for many years now. We bring people together to help our combat wounded Vets. Continue reading Local Community Member Donates Vehicle to Wounded Veteran
Marine, Jonathan Andrade, his wife, Nicole, and their growing family of four are the latest of our Vets to receive a mortgage-free home. Jonathan (USMC) served two tours in Iraq and has a little bit of a brighter future thanks to Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo. It’s hard to explain what a great gift this is to a Veteran who is 100% service-connected and disabled. Like many other combat wounded Veterans, that means that on a certain day(s) he or she was almost killed in service to their country. It’s been said that when an individual joins the Armed Services, they write a blank check to the United States of America and its citizens for up to, and including his/her life. Jonathan was one of those that almost made good on that check. Thank goodness he came back to us. This gift to Jonathan and his family is in recognition of the sacrifice he’s made.
Congratulations Jonathan. You deserve this home and more. You can view the news clip here! Continue reading Another great family receives a mortgage-free home.
Veterans Day Event- “A Night of Laughter” 2015
Hosted by Hound Squad & Wounded Heroes of America
Come join us for another terrific night of fellowship and laughter with our Wounded Vets. Tickets just went on sale NOW for our 2nd Annual “Night of Laughter”. Last year was a great night of fun, this year will be even better. Come and support our Combat Wounded and bring a friend. See you this Veterans Day at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach CA.
For those that want to send a Christmas gift to families of our Wounded and Fallen warriors, we’ll be collecting unwrapped toys that night. This event will kick-off our Christmas program where last year we delivered toys to over 200 children. Your support is GREATLY appreciated!!
For more information, please call Wendy or Mike at 310-355-0266. Tickets to the event have sold out! Thank you to all our supporters. We look forward to seeing you soon.Share:
Every year, WHOA participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest and most successful workplace giving campaign. Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, its mission is to provide federal employees with an opportunity to better their communities by contributing to causes they care about. The Federal Government’s Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) vets all 501©3 non-profits and organizes on site events where federal employees can meet charities first hand. In Los Angeles County, approximately 2,000 charities participate in CFC. In 2014, WHOA ranked in the top 25 in donor contributions in LA County; fourth in Military related charities after Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, and Fisher House Foundation – not bad for a grassroots organization! Continue reading Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #99918) 2015Share:
On Saturday Sept 26 -The South Bay Sunrise Rotary club of Torrance hosts their 6th
Annual RAT RIDE. This is our second year helping guide the riders. The race consist of several distances from 15 miles to 61 miles throughout many of the South Bay communities- It has a little bit for everyone, including a nice ride along the beach.
Our job is to cover the Marina Del Rey section which consists of nine locations where our vets and their families will flag our riders and direct to their next destination. WHOA and the Rotary have built an exemplary partnership with community leaders to help our Combat Wounded. They have adopted us and we get an opportunity to educate and introduce them to our vets and their challenges.
THIS IS SOMETHING PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW Continue reading RAT Beach Bike tour 2015Share: