Mardi Gras Gala 2020

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More details to come! Click here to view our gallery from 2018’s Mardi Gras Party

WHOA 2020 Operation Santa is almost here.

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  More details to come! Drop-off or Send a Gift Our Toy Drive is open until December 22! You can stop-by and drop-off your gift; or, mail it to: 14147 Hawthorne Blvd.Hawthorne, CA 90250 Make a donation $5, $10, $15 make a difference when good hearts come together. The funds raised in this dedicated campaign will cover additional toys, gift …

Day a​t the Ranch 2019

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March 2019 – In a year from now, no one will remember the rains and snow of February and March of 2019- It may well be the winter that ended the drought in California.  We finally got our Day at The Ranch, originally scheduled for Feb 16th, but due to weather, the ranch was a foot under snow. So, we …

An Afternoon in the water with our vets

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On Saturday, March 9th we spent a beautiful day on the water. This will be a busy year for us and we are off to a fun start. If you follow what we do, you’ll notice that many of the events that our foundation takes part in are at an invitation of people, clubs or organizations within our community. Americans …

20th Annual (2019) WHOA Golf Tournament

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   The 20th Annual WHOA Golf Tournament is a fundraiser to support our year-long programs and activities for wounded heroes.   At WHOA we understand the need to strengthen interactions between the veteran and civilian communities.  We found that an entire day together in the golf course goes a long way to bridge the gap; plus helps raise both …

A Tale of two Heroes

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We often say that one person can make a difference. This story is about two very different people, in two very different places, with one common goal. They wish to make this world a better place–if not the whole world, at least their environments. Their journeys started very optimistically. One of the two lived in Puerto Rico, and the other, …

Delivering and Shipping Begins

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December 15 & 16th  The weekend of Dec 15th Santa finished with So Cal and them off to the Navajo Reservation.  December 8th and 9th Now is the time that Santa puts on the red suite and get on his sled and start visiting the children. Even the big kids love to see Santa stop by. The weekend of Dec …

From Hawthorne to the North Pole

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Dec 1st -2018- The official start of Operation Santa.  2018 was a special year for our kids. Over the last several months, we’ve been getting ready for our trip to the North Pole. United Airlines invited 25 of our kids, all children of our combat wounded vets, for a very special ride to go meet Santa.  Over the last 25 …

Help Claudia save her home.

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Claudia, a mother of two from Tucson, Arizona, is a medically retired US Army Vet. In 2003 her unit was deployed to Iraq; where she was involved in a head-on collision on a fuel convoy. As a result, Claudia repeatedly loses her entire memory every 48-72 hours. VA diagnosed her with severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Claudia is unemployable; no one will hire a veteran with memory limitations. At the moment, she is struggling to pay her mortgage and needs our support. Claudia served her country – Let’s help her now.