First, the guys were coming home and no one knew what to do. No one knew anything about benefits, or knew of anyone that knew anything about benefits or filing claims, challenging the rejections, or what’s available and how to get it. It was medication and more medication and hurry up and wait. Many of the vets that came to us came through AW2 wounded warrior program and/ or case workers at the local VA. We would send a few dollars home every month, bring the families together, call friends who had some knowledge of benefits or some connection within the system and that was the way we solved problems, and in spite of winging it we did quite well. There is a lot of truth in old saying “it’s not what you know but who you know”. We walked people through Social Security, through HUD Vash, when the caregiver compensation appeared many of our spouses applied and got additional incomeRead More
Another example of the community stepping up for our Wounded Vets Congratulation to Gil Rojas- “Your vocational scholarship in the amount of $3506.61 has been approved” Sgt Gil Rojas an Iraq combat wounded Veteran was awarded a scholarship from the Southbay Sunrise Rotary Club of Torrance CA to attend a dog training school. As time…Read More
We’re very lucky here at Wounded Heroes of America in that we have great friends. We’re basically a regional foundation and certainly not as large as the better known national foundation, but as far as local organizations caring for our combat wounded from Iraq or Afghanistan here in southern California, we’re as good as the…Read More
We’ll always remember Valentine’s Day 2015. We love things that work and learning how and why they work…We have come to the conclusion that our kids are probably the most important members of our recovery, re-integration to civilian world, social interaction etc, etc TEAM. Wherever the kids go the parents follow, if the parents follow,…Read More
Another great opportunity to come together with the veterans, their families, and the community. One of those days we love and enjoy, at least for a little while “come on get happy, relax and have some fun” is what we do here at Wounded Heroes of America.
Today the Home Depot Foundation/Home Depot of Carson CA and Wounded Heroes of America and a bunch of Home Depot volunteer partnered up to make life a little easier for one of our Wounded Veterans. We at WHOA have had a long standing belief, and advocated the point, that the resources that are necessary to…Read More
2015 started out with the biggest turnout to date at El Cholo Restaurant. It was hard to find a seat. We had lots of new vets join us, some traveled hours just to break a little with bread with us. Our monthly dinner get-together to us represents the time when we can all come, hang…Read More
Jonathan Andrade is taking part in the Rose Parade representing wounded Veterans and Wounded Heroes of America. He’s standing next to a very special award made by and presented to our founder, Mike Talleda, by one of our Vets Gilberto Rojas on behalf of Vets Addressing America. It’s a real honor to have guys like…Read More
It’s been a busy December for Santa and his helpers at Wounded Heroes of America, but worth every minute. These are some of the many photos of happy children when Santa came to visit. Lots of milk and cookies and lots of love going around. Thank you to all those that helped make Christmas special…Read More
Wrapping and shipping begins. This is what our office looked liked on Saturday Dec 6, 2014. This will be a familiar scene until Christmas.