About Us

We make sure our heroes know they aren’t alone and they aren’t forgotten.

Conceived in October 2001 to originally help the families of 9/11 victims, our mission grew into an organization dedicated to aiding the veterans of the wars that followed.

Founded in 2004 in Hawthorne, California, Wounded Heroes of America reaches veteran families in the Southern California communities and in 16 other locations in the United States.

Our job is connecting wounded (OIF) Iraq and (OEF) Afghanistan veterans with the resources they need to re-enter and adjust to civilian life. We focus on the proven commitment and functional abilities honed in their service. We rely on community support to fulfill our mission. 

Take a moment to read the testimonials and the information below about our Programs to understand how your donation shows gratitude to those who fought for our country and invests in our nation’s development and future.

How we help



Since 2001 we provide funding to wounded veterans and spouses of fallen heroes.

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We foster a sense of community, much like the one our heroes knew on the battlefield.

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We partner with leaders to offer workshops and classes for our heroes.

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WHOA offers year-round events to educate civilians on the havocs of veteran life.

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Words from our heroes

Why support WHOA ?

Over 1.6 million servicemen and women were physically injured in recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related disorders, major depression, and PTSD. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
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