WHOA 2019 Operation Santa is almost here.

Mike Talleda Campaigns, Christmas Program, Past Events

  More details to come! Click to see our gallery of Operation Santa 2018! 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 …

Softball With Our Vets WHOA

Softball With Our Vets

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

Today was a beautiful day of softball, fellowship and family time with our vets. Marines from San Gabriel Valley and Wounded Heroes of America fought it out on a different kind of sand lot. It had drama, action and even a few guys had to limp home, but everyone had a great time. WHOA made a valiant comeback but came …

Vets Families and Police Department WHOA

A Day of Breaking Bread With Our Vets And Our Police Department

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

The Hawthorne Police hosted Wounded Heroes of America to BBQ at the Police Station- which is a rare opportunity to see a police station as an invited guest rather than under less pleasant circumstances. It’s always a great moment when the two organizations most responsible for protecting our way life show their mutual respect and appreciation for each other. This …

Day a​t the Ranch 2019

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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 awareness and funds …

A Tale of two Heroes

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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

Mike Talleda Events, Past Events

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 …

WHOA 2018 Operation Santa is running.

Jose Juan Perez Velazquez Announcements, Campaigns, Christmas Program, Events, Past Events, Philanthropy

This year’s mission is bringing Christmas to over 200 children in 40 SoCal cities, 14 states, Puerto Rico, and the Navajo Reservation; our wounded heroes are all over the United States. You can help us continue Operation Santa by bringing/sending a gift or by making a donation.