Financial Assistance

Since 2004 we have provided funding to many wounded Veterans, including spouses of our Fallen Warriors.

What is unique about how we disperse financial help is that we ask our member Veterans to send out the checks to those new to our organization. Along with each check, our Vets send a letter introducing themselves, telling their own stories and letting recipients know they have someone who understands and is there for them.

With limited resources, the WHOA checks are not huge but they come with something most valuable, even priceless – second chances to make a new life because someone cares.

Every dollar counts at WHOA. Your donation will go a long way to help the Wounded Heroes and their families.

Read excerpts from some of their letters below.

  • “I am from the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and Los Angeles is nothing like home but I felt welcomed by Mr. Talleda and many other veterans and friends that are a part of the Wounded Heroes Organization.”

    West

  • “I’m so thankful that I have met the founder, Mike Talleda, and the soldiers. They are the biggest support team that Mike has. Mike has been a big impact in every soldier and to their families’ life.”

    Gil Rojas

  • “Thanks to the great info network that we share with each other, I now am receiving all my benefits and have bought my first place, a little condo in Ontario.”

    Manny

Letters From Our Beneficiaries

  • Moises:
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    Dear Fellow Veterans, Thank you for the sacrifice you have made and to all other veterans who have sacrificed. ...
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  • Ron:
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    In April 2003-2004 I was deployed to Iraq to support OIF and returned again 2005-2006. I had been blown up by IED...
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  • Doraliza:
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    My dearest Brother and Sister, fellow Veterans; I am Doraliza and by the grace of God I am having the honor of a...
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  • Felipe A:
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    My name is Felipe and like most, if not all of you receiving this letter, I am a Veteran of the United States of ...
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  • Rigo:
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    A Todos Los Muchachos Brothers in Arms Hello to my fellow veteran’s my name is Rigoberto. I was in the United...
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  • Jeremaih:
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    To my brothers and sisters in arms, My name is Jeremiah I am one of the FNG’s to the 9-11 foundation. I served w...
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  • Claudia:
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    To all my fellow veterans who have proudly served. It’s been a few years since I’ve been part of this wonderful ...
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  • Jose:
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    My name is Jose Hernandez; my military career began in August 2004 when I was send to Iraq. The unit that I was s...
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  • Alex:
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    My name is Alex I am one of the new guys to the 9/11 foundation. I served with Alpha Company 1ST of the 75th Rang...
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  • Erick:
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    Dear 911 HAF Friends, After constantly moving around for almost 10 years, life has taken me to California where ...
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  • David:
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    To My Brothers and Sisters in Arms, Hi, my name is David After finishing high school in Portland, OR.I started w...
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  • Daniel:
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    Hello my name is Daniel and I grew up in California. I’ve always been “go getter” I never really depended on anyo...
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  • Chelsea:
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    I’m a medically retired E5 from the Army Military Police Corp. My story, like many of yours, is one of loss and h...
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  • Janet:
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    “Trick” or Treat all my Fellow Warriors, My Name is Janet I joined the United States ARMY. After Sept 11th I wen...
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  • Dan:
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    Dear fellow warriors, My name is Dan. I was born and raised in Southern California. After school I joined the Na...
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  • Felipe:
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    Hey brothers, Hey brothers I am SPC TELLEZ FELIPE and I am an IRAQ war veteran. I enlisted in the army in Decemb...
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  • Gil:
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    I SGT Rojas, Gilberto A. joined the U.S. Army in 2005. My first duty station was in Germany 1st ID 2 BCT 1/26 INF...
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  • Jose V:
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    My name is Jose and I served in the United States Marine Corp. I faithfully defended our nation during times of w...
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  • Ralph:
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    To my fellow vets: My name is Ralph I served with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines 1st Marine Division. I was stationed...
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  • Manny:
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    To my fellow members of the foundation, Hey what’s up guys! First of all, I would like to apologize for taking t...
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  • Antonio:
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    Fellow Brothers and Sisters First I would like to thank you for accepting me into this organization it is an hon...
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  • West:
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    Every Christmas, General William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, addressed a crowd of people at the Sal...
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  • Johnny:
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    I am a retired Army sergeant who served almost continuously back to back theater and overseas missions. My MOS al...
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  • JP:
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    Family,   Thank you for your service and for being who you are. My name is Jose Alberto Perez, AKA G.I...
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  • Nicole:
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    I never expected it to impact my family like it has. It has not only benefited my husband and I but as well as ou...
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  • Johnathan:
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    I want to begin this letter with Giving thanks to all of you for your service to our Country. I am truly grateful...
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  • Lily:
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    I still remember one of our first monthly dinners at El Cholo; I was having a conversation with one of the wives ...
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  • Michael:
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    I am an infantry man that was attached to Lima Company 3/1, for three tours to Iraq. I was Afforded My Life And L...
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  • Jessica:
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    Coming into the foundation was not easy for my husband he suffers from ptsd and opening up to people is very hard...
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  • Ryan:
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    I was a fire team leader E5 with Bravo Company 2nd Battalion 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment with the 82nd Airbor...
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  • Javier:
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    My name is Ronald Javier Enequesalazar. I was born in Lima, Peru. Country located in South America. In the year 1...
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  • Isaac:
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    Greetings Fellow Veterans and Family,   My name is Isaac Norales, and I am a combat veteran of the Uni...
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  • Alvin:
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    Hello Warriors My name is Alvin Reyes. I would first like to say Thank You to all the Warriors for their sacri...
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  • Will:
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    To all my fellow warriors:   I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. My name is Willabert Bonet ...
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  • Carlos:
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    Dear fellow veterans, I served 9 years in both the Marine Corps and in the Army. I realized that regardless of...
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  • Tristan:
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    My fellow service men and women, Hello my name is Tristan Duncan; I am married to my wife Elizabeth going on 3...
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  • Joe
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    My name is Joseph Anzack, Sr. I became a part of 9-11 in 2007 when my son Joseph Jr. was missing, DUSTWUN, for 11...
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  • Alex:
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    First thing, I would like to wish everybody a Happy New Years. My name is Cpl Alexander A Hernandez U.S.M.C. and ...
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  • Oscar:
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    I have been deployed to combat 3 times, totaling 40 months. I have been home now for 6 years now and I am still i...
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  • Brandon:
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    My name is Brandon J. Douglas and I am a United States Veteran.  I served in the United States Navy as an airman ...
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  • Obom:
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    March 2011 To all who see these present greeting, Hope this is a familiar sound. If you are reading this th...
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  • Sophia:
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    I am a retiree of the US Army, medically. I served the Army about 3years. When I was stained in Fort Riley, Kansa...
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  • John:
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    First and fourth most I want to thank you for serving our country. You know what the taste of freedom is, and why...
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  • Joseph
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    I served on three ships, two in Virginia and one in Japan. I have encountered many situations where if it wasn’t ...
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  • Christopher
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    I was born and raised in Chadbourn, North Carolina. I joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from high sch...
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  • Brian
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    I joined the Marine Corps in 1999, right after high school as most of did. I was assigned to Kilo 3/1 as high fre...
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  • Arthur
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    Hello Fellow Americans, Today I am joyful to say it’s been a great start for 2017. The support of Wounded Hero...
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  • Mike:
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    Warriors, I hope this finds you well and healthy –It’s been hectic these last few weeks. Lately we’ve been run...
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  • Gricelda:
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    My name is Gricelda Vasquez, I am a 26 year old single mother working two jobs and am stll serving in the Army Na...
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  • Jackie:
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    My Name is Jackie Garza; I proudly served 8 years of active duty in the Marine Corps. I am originally from Dal...
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