February 16, 2022

Omari Valentine Newsletters

Why Golf ? Before anything else, I want to thank you and the many people who have made it possible for us to keep this foundation alive over the last 20 years, and for giving not just me but many friends and volunteers the ability and privilege to help our combat wounded and their families.  Why Golf? Without golf, there …

Thanksgiving with WHOA

Low-Income Housing for Veterans

Mike Talleda News

At our Thanksgiving dinner 2019 we had about 20 vets there -with their spouses and children there were over 70 people there. When you help one vet you’re helping a lot more people than just the veteran. Several weeks ago, the Hawthorne City Council unanimously accepted a motion to donate a city-owned parcel to a qualified developer with experience in …

Looking Back and Forward: Since 2001 the journey continues

Mike Talleda Announcements

  It was sometime in the middle of October 2001. I took my daughter to get her braces, and, after being a good family guy, I felt the need to hit a bucket of balls and went to a nearby golf course.   While there, out on the green, I had the idea to organize a golf tournament. The pain …

Operation Santa Brings Everyone Out to Volunteer and Have Fun

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Just another day at the office…Christmas at Wounded Heroes of America. Next is Santa’s job, delivering the gifts. It has always been our goal to involve as many volunteers and Vets and their families to run Operation Santa while insisting on enjoying ourselves while doing it. This is what a typical day looks like at WHOA’s Operation Santa Christmas program.    

South Bay Local Business Owner Brings Christmas to Children of Wounded Veterans

Mike Talleda Christmas Program, Sponsors Leave a Comment

Thank you Jim – Just in the nick of time! Today Jim Chen, owner/operator of Independent Repair and Tire Pros in Redondo Beach, came through for us as he has done many times in the past. Jim is a local business owner and a great friend that has always supported our foundation helping wounded Veterans. Today he donated $1,000.00 to buy …

2015 First Christmas Wrapping Party at WHOA

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Christmas time is a special time of the year at Wounded Heroes of America.  It’s a time when many of our Vets and their families gather at the office to volunteer for fundraising, buying gifts, wrapping, and making Santa deliveries.  It’s a true joy to see so many of our wounded Veterans come out to interact with other families and …

South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club a great friend to WHOA

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There is an undisputable fact that Americans love their Vets. We at Wounded Heroes of America rely heavily on the help and support from our community to be able to accomplish the work we do. Without the help from community leaders, business owners, and local politicians we could not do what we do. We have developed the best relationship, friendship, …

2015 Operation Santa Toy Drop Off Locations

Mike Talleda Christmas Program Leave a Comment

Merry Christmas everyone! Operation Santa has officially begun. We have a big December coming up and Santa’s helpers are already helping to collect donated toys. We have lots of children that will be receiving gifts from Santa, who is a combat wounded Santa by the way, again this year and we need your help and support. Every toy donated is …