A Day at the Beach 8-20-2022

Our Day at the Beach

Mike Talleda News, Past Events

We’ve been thinking about a summertime event, for some time now. We thought – What better way to spend a hot summer day than at the beach? What was just a trial run will end up being our first inaugural annual Day at the Beach event. Everybody loved it It turned out to be a great day- Our partner in …

Hawthorne PD Training

Omari Valentine Past Events

We’ve been looking forward to today since we got the invitation to visit with the Hawthorne PD and take part in one of their training sessions. The conversation was mainly PTSD and triggers and hooks- Triggers, what set them off – hooks what calms them down. The Police, for their part, are interested in learning how best to defuse and …

22nd WHOA Golf Tournament (May 8, 2023)

Omari Valentine Events, Past Events

*** Tournament SOLD OUT! If you have questions, please call Mike Talleda at (310) 780-4540 *** You Are Invited: Our Annual WHOA Golf Tournament is a fundraiser to support our year-long programs and activities for the combat Wounded Heroes of America. Download the Flyer Download the Newsletter

Operation Santa 2021

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As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, here are a few pictures that tell a wonderful story of a wonderful day with our vets and their children. First, we want to thank all of our friends, supporters, and volunteers who make Operation Santa one of our favorite programs of the year. We’ll start with the …

Thanksgiving 2021

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SUPPLY CHAIN- Who ever heard of a supply chain anyway… We’re so used to walking in a room, flipping on the switch and the lights come on. We know as much about electricity as we know about the supply chain. We just know the light will always come on, and we can always get a turkey dinner- but all of …

Operation Santa 2019 - WHOA

Operation Santa Claus – Christmas 2019

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

Christmas 2019- I think the Christmas story this year should be about a Hero. I met Alroy Billiman at his Purple Heart ceremony back in 2007. I like to keep things raw and real, and as you can tell by the videos and photos they are as raw and its real as they get. We’ve had a great Christmas this …

Operation Santa Day 1

Operation Santa – Day 1

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

Day 1- Operation Santa officially on the road Sunday, Dec 8th–Rain and more rain didn’t stop our Santas from completing the mission, but this was just the beginning. On our first day delivering we visited 16 families in 13 cities- a total of 49 kids. In addition, we have families in 13 states that Santa needs a little help with …

Operation Santa 2019 Is Underway in Hawthorne

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

Christmas is a month-long project here at WHOA. Every year we spend most of December purchasing collecting donated toys, wrapping and delivering and /or shipping to the kids of combat wounded veterans- including the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. In 2018 Santa visited over 40 homes in 30 Southland cities including the Navajo reservation. Operation Santa is a program by our …

Thanksgiving Dinner With Our Vets - WHOA

Thanksgiving Dinner With Our Vets

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

We had our Thanksgiving dinner Thursday night Nov 21st. It was standing room only- a large crowd would be 50 people, we had 72 show up for the Last get-together of the year. When we say “El Cholo” we don’t have to explain much. Everyone knows what we’re talking about. A special thanks again to Ron Salisbury and his staff; …