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.

My Name is Thomas Jennings and I’m a Disabled Veteran. I joined the Marines in 1996, I was stationed at Camp Pendleton and went to the Amphibious Assault School in del Mar. I served 9 years and 8 months and loved being at the tip of the spear. I went overseas 3 times which include places such as Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Dubai, Kosovo and many others. I loved the camaraderie of the Marine Corp and I met some of the finest, loyal and awesome friends that I will ever have in my life. I was referred to Wounded Heroes of America by my buddy Ernesto Gutierrez, who served with me in Okinawa under Combat Assault Battalion. Wounded Heroes of America has helped me by providing financial advice as well as hosting family events, not only to bond with my family but with other veterans. I truly thank them for all the help and support they have given me and my wife, as well as my 4 little ones. Keep up the good work SEMPER FI!!!

Thomas Jennings

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.

Click here to see excerpts from some of their letters.

Antonio:

Fellow Brothers and Sisters First I would like to thank you for accepting me into this organization it is an honor for me to be a part of something like this. My name is Antonio Garcia Marine Corps Vet I served with 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines Headquarters Company Motor Transport platoon from 2003 to 2007.…

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West:

Every Christmas, General William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, addressed a crowd of people at the Salvation Army’s annual convention. Thousands of people would gather to hear him speak, but as the years went on, his health began to fail. On Christmas in 1910, he knew he would not be able to attend…

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Johnny:

I am a retired Army sergeant who served almost continuously back to back theater and overseas missions. My MOS although not well known is 13R2O. Radar Fire Finder Operator it is a combat MOS usually attached to Field Artillery units as it is considered a field artillery MOS. I began my military career at Ft.…

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JP:

Family,   Thank you for your service and for being who you are. My name is Jose Alberto Perez, AKA G.I Jose better known as JP and my story ends like all stories with a “happy ever after”. About the AKA G.I Jose and the famous “happy ever after” I was just trying to break…

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Nicole:

I never expected it to impact my family like it has. It has not only benefited my husband and I but as well as our three children Jonathan, Audrey and Luke, plus one more bun in the oven. The monthly dinners at El Cholo have been something we all look forward to. My husband and…

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Johnathan:

I want to begin this letter with Giving thanks to all of you for your service to our Country. I am truly grateful for all the sacrifices you all have made and just know that in the end it truly does matter. So let me tell you a little about me. I initially joined the…

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Lily:

I still remember one of our first monthly dinners at El Cholo; I was having a conversation with one of the wives and began to discuss life as a military wife. As she shared her story I noticed how similar our experiences were in every way, as if she was retelling my story. This and…

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Michael:

I am an infantry man that was attached to Lima Company 3/1, for three tours to Iraq. I was Afforded My Life And Limbs to keep on trucking, this Program has giving the opportunity to branch out with other Marines that have the same crud going on in their lives I feel whole as a…

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Jessica:

Coming into the foundation was not easy for my husband he suffers from ptsd and opening up to people is very hard for him from day one the foundation opened up their doors to us they were very welcoming and caring. My husband seen that and slowly excepted their  friendship. Being apart of the foundation…

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Ryan:

I was a fire team leader E5 with Bravo Company 2nd Battalion 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment with the 82nd Airborne Division. I was deployed for 15 months to the Ghazni Provence of Afghanistan. I suffer from severe PTSD, TBI, Sleep apnea, and many other chronic problems stemming from being deployed. I have serious issues making…

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