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Veteran Resources

This Veteran’s Resource List is years in the making and will hopefully become a true service to the veteran community. Everyone needs help from time to time. If you are in that place we have an extensive list of resources that covers financial help, mental health, service dogs, mobility services, free homes for disabled veterans, and much more.
It is our mission to have the most comprehensive list possible.
If you know of any veteran organizations that are not listed below, please send us a message at info@legacymilitaryreunions.org. 

Stay safe and Semper Fi!

Table of Contents

Financial Aid

2-1-1 Resource Helpline

www.211.org

Resources for housing, crisis & emergency, food, health, veterans, jobs & support, etc.

Operation Homefront

https://operationhomefront.org/

Emergency financial aid

Soldier’s Angels

www.soldiersangels.org

food distribution and assistance

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/

Emergency financial aid

Independence Fund

https://independencefund.org/

For Mobility assistance, ie. wheelchairs, prosthetics, etc..

Salute America’s Heroes

https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/emergency-financial-aid/

Emergency financial aid

D’aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (America Serves)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/

Veteran Aid Network

Serving Together (America Serves, National Capitol Region Veterans only)

https://servingtogetherproject.org/

Financial for Veterans

North Carolina Cares (America Serves, North Carolina only)

https://nccare360.org/ncserves/

NYC Veterans, Vet Connect NYC (America Serves, NYC Veterans)

https://www.360collaborative.org/

Syracuse Serves (America Serves, Syracuse NY)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/syracuseserves

Pennsylvania Serves (America Serves, Pittsburgh area)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/paserves/

Rhode Island Serves (America Serves, Rhode Island)

https://vets.ri.gov/

South Carolina Serves (America Serves, South Carolina)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/scserves-2/

Texas Serves-North Texas (America Serves, North Texas)

https://www.combinedarms.us/tvn

Texas Serves-Rio Grande Valley (America Serves, Rio Grande Valley area)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/txserves-rgv/

Financial Aid to families 

Texas Serves-San Antonio (America Serves, San Antonio area)

https://www.combinedarms.us/tvn

Financial Aid to families and educational support for children

United Way of South Hampton Roads (America Serves, Virginia)

https://unitedwayshr.org/what-we-do/mission-united/

Financial Aid to families and educational support for children

Community Service Council (America Serves, Oklahoma)

https://csctulsa.org/veterans-support/

Washington Serves (America Serves, Washington State)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/community-services/americaserves/locations/waserves/

Helping Hands For Freedom

www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org

Financial assistance for serious life needs 1x/per year

Healing Heroes Network

www.healingheroes.org

Financial assistance and assistance getting medical care the VA won’t provide

Soldiers Angels

http://soldiersangels.org/programs.html

Assistance with Groceries and other help

Challenged Athletics Foundation

https://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/operation-rebound/

Adaptive sports equipment for disabled veterans

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

https://www.dvnf.org/gps/

National Coalition For Homeless Veterans

www.nchv.org

Help for Homeless Veterans

Military One Source

www.militaryonesource.mil

Extensive services for active duty

Vietnam Veterans of America

www.vva.org

Financial assistance, claim assistance, community building, and help

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars

https://www.vfw.org/

Financial assistance, claim assistance, Mental health, education

Wounded Warriors Family Support

https://wwfs.org/family-retreats/

Family retreats, caregivers, grants for disability vehicles, and job training (welding)

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness, Edu./careers, financial,benefits&homelesne

Wounded Warrior Project

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-registration

Care and comfort items to hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members

Operation Homefront

https://operationhomefront.org/

Financial instability, food insecurity, and unaffordable housing

Independence Fund

https://independencefund.org/

Programs for physical, mental, & emotional independence for vets, caregivers, and families

Salute Heros

https://saluteheroes.org/

Emergency financial aid and Caregiver support

PTSD/ Combat Stress/ TBI/Medical Assistance

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Mental Health Therapy and Counseling outside of the VA for Veterans and their families

Reboot Alliance

https://rebootrecovery.com/

faith-based trauma healing course

Independence Fund

http://independencefund.org/

Horse Sense of the Carolinas

http://horsesenseotc.com/veterans/

North Carolina

Equine Therapy The Soldiers Project

https://www.thesoldiersproject.org/

Therapy options in Los Angeles, Chicago, Long Island, New York City, Washington State, Pennsylvania, Houston, Wyoming, and Sacramento.

Wounded Warrior Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

The Gary Sinise Foundation

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/mental-wellness

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

www.dvnf.org

Blind Veterans Organization

www.bva.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America

https://pva.org/

Fund research, provide specialized medical care, and rehabilitation 

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars

https://www.vfw.org/

Financial assistance, claim assistance, Mental health, education

Boulder Crest Foundation

https://bouldercrest.org

Posttraumatic Growth. Free life-changing programs

United States Veterans Service Dogs

https://www.usveteransservicedogs.org/about/

Trained service dogs provide support to mitigate the effects of mental and physical disabilities

Mighty Oaks Foundation

https://www.mightyoaksprograms.org/

Instructional sessions, camaraderie and team building activities to overcome past experiences

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness, Edu./careers, financial,benefits&homelesne

22Kill

https://www.1tribefoundation.org/programs/22kill/

Veteran suicide awareness

Lone Survivor Foundation

https://navyseals.com/3205/lone-survivor-foundation/

Providing relief from PTSD, TBI, and Chronic Pain

Wounded Warrior Project

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-registration

Care and comfort items to hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members

Independence Fund

https://independencefund.org/

Programs for physical, mental, & emotional independence for vets, caregivers, and families

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Give An Hour

https://giveanhour.org/

Mental Health Resources and Support

PTSD Foundation of America

https://ptsdusa.org/

Changing the trajectory of Veteran’s and Families lives from the complexities of PTSD

Veteran Legal Resources

Veterans Association of America

www.vetsaa.org

National Association of American Veterans

www.naavets.org

VA claim, Financial resources, Caregiver Resources

Veterans First

www.vetsfirst.org

Provides information relating to VA issues and challenges

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono

www.vetsprobonor.org

Provides pro bono legal representation in the Veterans Court of Appeals for claims

Veterans Service Records

www.archives.gov/veterans/

Service record archive

Veterans Aid

www.veteransaid.org

Provides information relating to VA issues and challenges

Consumer Notice

https://www.consumernotice.org/legal/camp-lejeune-va-compensation/

Helping Veterans file VA claims for contaminated water exposure while stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC.

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

www.mesotheliomadiagnosis.com

Information about Mesothelioma diagnosis, information on how and where to get help, and information on legal aid with lawsuits or VA claims. 

 

VA Watchdog

www.vawatchdog.org

Provides information relating to VA issues and challenges

Heroes Night Out

https://heroesnightout.org/services-home

Healing Heroes Network

www.healingheroes.org

Financial assistance and assistance getting medical care the VA won’t provide

Vietnam Veterans of America

www.vva.org

Financial assistance, claim assistance, community building, and help

Disabled American Veterans

https://www.ihelpveterans.org/

Jobs, Medical transport, disability claim assistance

American Legion

www.legion.org

Education, Job, and benefit assistance

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars

https://www.vfw.org/

Financial assistance, claim assistance, Mental health, education

Veterans Guide

veteransguide.org

Assisting veterans with VA disability claims and VA advocacy 

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Help navigating the complexities of the VA

Education

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/our-programs/transition-program/education-and-career-assistance/

with the cost of books, fees, and training

Warrior-Scholar Project

https://www.warrior-scholar.org/

Works shops and educational boot camp

Salute America’s Heroes

https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/online-education-and-%20training/

online education and training

Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP)

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/career-training/

Free education and training programs

Folds of Honor

https://www.foldsofhonor.org/

Scholarship Program

Sentinels of Freedom

http://www.sentinelsoffreedom.org/

scholarships and grants for disabled veterans

Onward to Opportunity

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/career-training/o2o-admission/onward-to-opportunity-application/

Career training

Troops to Teachers

https://www.dantes.mil/ttt/

Help begin a new career as a public school teacher

The Gary Sinise Foundation

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/center-for-education-and-outreach

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

www.dvnf.org

Students Veterans of America

www.studentveterans.org

Wounded Warrior Family Support

www.woundedwarriorsfamilysupport.org

Education, Caregiver support, retreats

American Legion

www.legion.org

Education, Job, and benefit assistance

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars

https://www.vfw.org/

Financial assistance, claim assistance, Mental health, education

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness, Edu./careers, financial,benefits&homelesne

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Outward Bound

https://www.outwardbound.org/

Outdoor educational programs in the U.S. and Remote locations

Wounded Warrior Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Mentor Programs

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/our-programs/transition-program/

Active Heroes

https://activeheroes.org/peer-mentors/

Camp Hope

https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/#ch-history

Heroes Night Out

https://heroesnightout.org/services-home

Service member and veteran assistance, support, counseling, Disability claim assistance

The Mission Continues

https://www.missioncontinues.org/

Community service and outreach

Veteran One Stop

https://www.veteransonestop.org/giving-back

To provide veterans and their families with a facility where a variety of fundamental services can be accessed at one location.

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness, Edu./careers, financial,benefits&homelesne

Independece Fund

https://independencefund.org/

Programs for physical, mental, & emotional independence for vets, caregivers, and families

Travis Manion Foundation

https://www.travismanion.org/about-us/who-we-are/

Guiding and Mentoring Veterans and Families

PTSD Foundation of America

https://ptsdusa.org/about/

Changing the trajectory of Veterans and Family’s lives from the complexities of PTSD

Boot Campaign

https://bootcampaign.org/

Programs addressing mental and physical well-being and quality of life

Training

FOCUS: Family Resilience

http://www.focusproject.org/home

Training for Military Families

Archi’s Acres

http://archisacres.com

Organic farming in CA

Psych Armor

https://psycharmor.org/

education and training

Hope for PTSD Vets

https://www.hope4ptsdvets.org/

Meditation, mindfulness training, and peer support

Wounded Warriors Family Support

https://wwfs.org/mobility-is-freedom-2/

Family retreats, caregivers, grants for disability vehicles, and job training (welding)

Service Dogs

K9s for Warriors

http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/

TADSAW- Train a Dog Save a Warrior

http://www.tadsaw.org/ Top

Dogg K9 Foundation VDogs

http://www.tadsaw.org/ Top

The United States Service Dog Registry

http://usservicedogregistry.org/

Puppies Behind Bars

www.puppiesbehindbars.com

Free Service Dogs

America’s Vet Dogs

https://www.vetdogs.org/

Specializes in placing highly-skilled service and guide dogs to individuals with physical injuries, PTSD, hearing and vision loss, and seizures.

Pets for Patriots

https://www.petsforpatriots.org

Unleashing hope for veterans and shelter animals
Pet adoption | Crisis support | Veterinary care

Paws for People

http://paws4people.org/

Saving Grace K9

https://savinggracek9s.org/index.html

Soldiers Best Friend

https://soldiersbestfriend.org/

Dogs and training for veterans, welcome to all veterans, however training is only conducted in Arizona

United States Service Dogs

https://www.usveteransservicedogs.org/about/

Trained service dogs provide support to mitigate the effects of mental and physical disabilities

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness,  Edu./careers, financial, benefits & homelessness

Warrior Canine Connection

http://warriorcanineconnection.org/

Patriot Paws

http://www.patriotpaws.org/

Camps for Kids

Operation Purple Camp

https://www.militaryfamily.org/programs/operation-purple/

Semper Fi Odyssey: Military Youth Camp

https://www.outdoorodyssey.org/veteran-active-duty-programs

Camp Corral

http://www.campcorral.org/

Camp Twin Lakes

http://www.camptwinlakes.org/

Kids Bowl free

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

2free games of bowling for kids during the summer

The YMCA Youth Camps for Veteran Families

https://asymca.org/

Our Military Kids

http://ourmilitarykids.org/

Grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs for military children

Kids of our Heroes Adventure Camp

http://www.kidsofourheroes.org/index.html

Kids Skate Free

http://kidsskatefree.com/

Free skating for kids

A Soldiers Child Foundation

https://www.asoldierschild.org/

“Our mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have
  lost their lives on active duty, while defending the United States of America.”

Women Veterans

Comprehensive list of organizations for women veterans

https://www.womenvetsusa.org/benefits-services/organizations/women-veterans.php

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Therapy for PTSD and Sexual Assault 

Jobs

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/our-programs/transition-program/education-and-career-assistance/

Interview attire, computer, and other equipment as needed for career or education.

Salute America’s Heroes

https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/national-%20employment-resources/

Hope for the Warriors

http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/transition/

Career Seminars

A Hero Foundation

http://www.aherofoundation.org/

Onward to Opportunity

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/career-training/o2o-admission/onward-to-opportunity-application/

Career training

Veterans Bridge Home

https://veteransbridgehome.org/

for Veterans of all levels of transition in North and South Carolina.

Charlotte Bridge Home

https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Charlotte-Bridge-Home

Helping Veterans transition in the Charlotte, North Carolina area

Warrior Bridge

https://www.servicesource.org/service/warrior-bridge-veterans-services/

VetForce

https://veterans.my.site.com/s/

Salesforce job training for military and spouses

Troops to Teachers

https://www.dantes.mil/ttt/

USA Cares

http://www.usacares.org/

Career Transition Program

US Department of Labor- Veteran Resources

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets

Employment and Training service

Mission43

www.mission43.org

Transitioning veterans in Idaho with Education; Employment; Purpose; Connection

Leave No Veteran Behind

https://www.leavenoveteranbehind.org/

employment training, transitional jobs, and veteran educational debt relief scholarship

Warriors Rising

www.warriorrising.org

Help Veterans create small businesses

Disabled American Veterans

https://www.ihelpveterans.org/

Jobs, Medical transport, disability claim assistance

American Legion

www.legion.org

Education, Job, and benefit assistance

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Resource-social events, therapy, physical & mental wellness,  Edu./careers, financial, benefits & homelessness

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Therapy for PTSD and Sexual Assault  and job training

Activities/Sports/Equine Therapy etc..

Military Warrior Support Foundation

https://militarywarriors.org/

Challenge America

www.challengeamerica.com

healing through music

Stand up for Heroes

https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/stand-up-for-heroes/

Comedy

Athena’s Sisters

https://wcsm.org/athenas-sisters/

Specializing in holistic healing, art, and writing

ROVER (Regional Outreach Veterans Engagement Resources)

www.rover.vet

workforce development, adaptive sports, health & wellness, and advocacy

Operation North State

http://www.operationnorthstate.com/

Fishing for North Carolina Veterans

USO

www.uso.org

The Dirt Therapy Project

https://www.tdtp.org/

Motorbike sports for veterans

Team Rubicon

www.teamrubiconusa.org

Volunteer for disaster relief

Warriors Weekend

https://www.warriorsweekend.org/

Annual fishing event in Texas

Link up Vets

https://linkupvets.org/

Impact A Hero

https://impactahero.org/events-page/

22 jumps

https://22jumps.org/

Skydiving/base jumping/ motocross, canyoneering, slacklining

Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp

http://www.whhc.org/

MWR Facilities

Shades of Green Hotel in Orlando, FL

https://www.shadesofgreen.org/

Military hotel and discount tickets

Vet Tix

http://www.vettix.org/

Discounted and donated tickets to events

Team RWB

https://www.teamrwb.org/

Physical and social activities

Hope for the Warriors

http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/sports-recreation/

Crossfit

Operation North State

http://www.operationnorthstate.com/

Fishing in NC

athletics Team River Runner

http://www.teamriverrunner.org/

Adaptive kayaking

21st Century Heroes

http://www.21stcenturyheroes.org/

Woodworking

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

http://www.safeharborfoundation.org/

Adaptive

Game Day for Heroes

http://www.gamedayforheroes.org/

Tickets to colligate games

Warriors Weekend TX

https://www.warriorsweekend.org/

workshops The Fallen Outdoors

http://thefallenoutdoors.com/

Hunting/ Fishing

Warrior Sailing Program

http://warriorsailing.org/

Sailing Able Flight

http://ableflight.org/

Learn to fly

Challenged Athletes Foundation

http://www.challengedathletes.org/

Dive Warriors

https://www.facebook.com/divewarriors/

Scuba diving

Veterans on Deck

https://www.veteransondeck.org/

Sailing in Charleston, SC

The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors

http://www.exceptionalwarriors.org/

Adventure-based opportunities

Warrior Surf Foundation

http://www.warriorsurf.org/

Charleston, SC

Take a Vet Fishing

http://takeavetfishing.org/

Hunt for Vets

http://www.huntforvets.com/

Hunters

https://www.freedomhunters.org/

Buckmasters American Deer Foundation

https://buckmasters.com/resources/Disabled-hunters

Hunters Disabled hunters

Resurgence PPG

http://www.resurgenceppg.com/

Powered Paragliding

Project Healing Waters

https://projecthealingwaters.org/

Fly Fishing

Mission Continues

https://www.missioncontinues.org/

Volunteer opportunities for veterans to serve the community

Fishing in TX AHERO

http://aherousa.com/

Outdoor & social activities

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/our-programs/integrative-wellness-program/jinx-mccain-horsemanship-program/

horseback riding, therapeutic arts

Wounded Warrior Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

The Gary Sinise Foundation

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/arts-entertainment-outreach

Freedom Alliance

www.freedomalliance.org

Outdoor activities, couples retreats

Seaworld Waves of Honor

https://seaworldentertainment.com/programs/waves-of-honor/?tab=active-duty

Military Tickets and Discount Offers

Combined Arms

https://www.combinedarms.us/service/alternative-therapies/

Combined Arms

Waves

https://www.wavesproject.org/

wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba

Game Day for Heroes

https://www.gamedayforheroes.org/

Complimentary tickets for sports

Arkansas Freedom Fund

https://www.arkansasfreedomfund.org/about-the-aff.html

Getting veterans outdoors, active and healthy

Fallen Outdoors

https://thefallenoutdoors.org/

outdoor adventures-hunting and fishing

Hunting With Soldiers

https://www.huntingwithsoldiers.org/

Hunting

Wishes 4 Warriors

https://www.wishes4warriors.org/events

outdoor adventures-fishing, ATV’s, golf, sporting events, and parks

Combat Marine Outdoors

https://www.combatmarineoutdoors.org/

Outdoor adventures provide camaraderie, friendship, and healing.

Warrior Wishes

https://warriorwishes.org/28295-2

Outdoor adventures and sporting events

Veteran Predator Hunters

https://www.veteranpredatorhunters.com/

Hunting Adventures

Reel Vets Fish On

https://reelvetsfishon.wordpress.com/#content-wrapper

Charter Fishing

Hookin Up Veterans

https://www.facebook.com/HookinUpVeterans/

Charter Fishing

Vacations For Vets

https://ihoot.org/

Free Vacations for Active Duty, Veterans, and Families

Warriors Weekend

https://www.warriorsweekend.org/

Fishing adventures

Trinity Oaks Outdoors

https://trinityoaks.org/

Outdoor activities and adventures

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Team RWB

https://teamrwb.org/

PT-Physical Fitness

Heros Sports

https://www.heroessports.org/recreation

Provides sports, fishing, hunting, and recreational activities

Operation Comfort

https://operationcomfort.org/

Adaptive Programs and Activities for Veterans and Families

We Are Project Hero

https://weareprojecthero.org/events

Cycling for Veterans and Disabled Veterans

No Barriers USA

https://nobarriersusa.org/programs/warriors/

Backcountry Expeditions, white water rafting, hiking and rock climbing

Honor The Warriors

https://www.honorthewarriors.org/

Cycling events for Veterans and Disabled Veterans

Buckmasters American Deer Foundation

https://buckmasters.com/resources/disabled-hunters/disabled-veteran-hunting

Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting

The Warrior Ride

http://thewarriorride.org/

Cycling Events

Oasis For Warriors

http://www.oasisforwarriors.com/About-Us.html

Faith-based nature activities

Adaptive Adventures

https://adaptiveadventures.org/

Cycling, Rowing, and outdoor activities for Veterans and Disabled Vets.

Endeavor Games

https://www.endeavorgames.org/

Sports competitions for individuals with physical disabilities

Warriors Games

https://dodwarriorgames.com/

Olympic-style games for disabled Veterans

Outward Bound

https://www.outwardbound.org/

Outdoor educational programs in the U.S. and Remote locations

Vet Tix

https://www.vettix.org/

Veteran free ticket source for concerts, sports, and special events

Retreats

Military Support Retreat (MSR)-

https://gratitudeamerica.org/retreats/

Warrior PATHH-

https://gratitudeamerica.org/warrior-pathh/

Hearts of Valor

https://www.heartsofvalor.org/Retreats 

For Caregivers

Lone Survivor Foundation

http://lonesurvivorfoundation.org/ For Warrior/ Couples/ Family

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

https://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/

Operation Heal our Patriots

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/education-2/operation-heal-our-patriots/

Lodge Road to Recovery Conference

https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/r2r-conference/

conference/ Seminars, workshops, panel discussions

Wounded Warriors Family Support

http://www.wwfs.org/ 

Retreats, Respite care, Family retreats

Project Sanctuary

https://projectsanctuary.us/ Family Retreat

Warrior Beach Retreat

https://www.warriorbeachretreat.org/

In Honor of Our Troops

https://ihoot.org/

Eagle Rock Camp

https://eaglerockcamp.org/

Active Heroes

https://activeheroes.org/

Warriors Renewal Coalition

https://warriorsrenewalcoalition.org/

National Military Family Association

www.militaryfamily.org

family care, scholarships, retreats, building veteran community

Songwriting with Soldiers

https://songwritingwithsoldiers.org/

Teams up Veterans with professional songwriters

Reforged

https://www.reforged.org/

 

Operation Purple

https://www.militaryfamily.org/programs/operation-purple/

Wounded Warrior Project Odyssey

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Veteran retreats

Freedom Alliance

https://freedomalliance.org/

Outdoor activities, couples retreats

Wounded Warrior Family Support

https://wwfs.org/

Education, Caregiver support, retreats

Mighty Oaks Foundation

https://www.mightyoaksprograms.org/

Instructional sessions, camaraderie, and team-building activities to overcome past experiences

Wounded Warriors Family Support

https://wwfs.org/

Family retreats, caregivers, grants for disability vehicles, and job training (welding)

Oath Inc.

https://oathinc.org/

Activities centered around faith, family, and community

Wild Ops

https://wildops.org/

Outdoor adventures-fishing, hunting, and nature

Joni & Friends

https://joniandfriends.org/?mwm_id=563926125594&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAqsitBhDlARIsAGMR1Rgv6x0T1nAqFXpEBAMfGjrSaxgG6hYkRlXf9OvqmiBphXHk4yoL228aAiVIEALw_wcB

Faith-based, community support, retreats, and getaways for disabled

Operation Heal our Patriots

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/education-2/operation-heal-our-patriots/

Warrior couples go to Alaska to mend broken relationships and marriages

No Barriers USA

https://nobarriersusa.org/programs/warriors/

Backcountry Expeditions, white water rafting, hiking, and rock climbing

The Honor Flight Network

www.honorflight.org

Free flights and hotels for veterans to DC to see memorials. 

Reunions

Caregiver Support

VA Caregiver program

http://www.va.gov/opa/persona/caregiver_family.asp

Wounded Warriors Family Support

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/family-support

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors- TAPS

https://www.taps.org/

Healing Household 6

https://healinghousehold6.org/

Hidden Heroes

https://hiddenheroes.org

Caregiver assistance and resources

Caregiver Support

www.caregiversupport.org

Resources for caregivers (self-care, stress, emotions, health)

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

Family Support

Independence Fund

https://independencefund.org/

The Independence Fund serves the Caregivers of our nation’s heroes by providing resources, opportunities for respite, community, and connection peer-to-peer support and empowerment.

Fisher House

www.fisherhouse.org

Lodging while receiving treatment or medical services

National Military Family Association

www.militaryfamily.org

family care, scholarships, retreats, building veteran community

Soldiers Angels

http://soldiersangels.org/programs.html

Letters, baked goods, handmade gifts, baby showers, holiday gift

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Mental Health Therapy and Counseling outside of the VA for Veterans and their families

Wounded Warrior Family Support

www.woundedwarriorsfamilysupport.org

Education, Caregiver support, retreats

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Therapy for Veterans and Families for PTSD and Sexual Assault 

Salute Heros

https://saluteheroes.org/

Emergency financial aid and Caregiver support

Homes/Housing

Building Homes for Heroes

https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org/

Military Warrior Support Foundation

https://militarywarriors.org/

2-1-1 Resource Helpline

https://www.211.org/

Resources for housing, crisis & emergency, food, health, veterans, jobs & support, etc.

Operation Homefront: Homes on the Homefront

https://operationhomefront.org/

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/

Adapted homes for disabled veterans

Veterans Bridge Home

https://veteransbridgehome.org/

for Veterans of all levels of transition in North and South Carolina.

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

https://safeharborfoundation.org/

Housing Modifications, rental support

Homes for our Troops

https://www.hfotusa.org/

Adapted homes for disabled veterans

Us Purple Heart Homes

https://purplehearthomesusa.org/

The Home Depot Foundation

https://corporate.homedepot.com/page/home-depot-foundation

Veteran Housing Grants Program for the repair of veteran’s housing

Helping a Hero

https://helpingahero.org/

Rebuilding Together

https://rebuildingtogether.org/

Homeownership assistance

Fisher House

https://fisherhouse.org/about/

Lodging while receiving treatment or medical services

Nations Finest

https://nationsfinest.org/

Housing assistance, Nutrition Services, Employment

The Gary Sinise Foundation

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org

Adaptive housing assistance

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Transportation

Luke’s Wings

http://www.lukeswings.org/

Military Warrior Support Foundation

https://militarywarriors.org/programs/

Transportation

Semper Fi Fund

https://thefund.org/our-programs/service-member-family-support-program/transportation-assistance/

Adaptive Transportation

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

http://www.safeharborfoundation.org/

Vehicle modifications

Hero Miles Roundtrip

http://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles/

airline tickets for injured service members or family

Segs 4 Vets

http://www.segs4vets.org/

Segways and mobility devices for the disabled

Operation Ride Home

https://www.asymca.org/operation-ride-home

Travel sponsorship for the holidays for Active duty E-1–E-5

Veterans Airlift Command

https://veteransairlift.org/

free air transportation to post-9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical

Independence Fund

https://independencefund.org/

For Mobility assistance, ie. wheelchairs, prosthetics, etc..

The Gary Sinise Foundation

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/rise

Adaptive vehicle assistance

Disabled American Veterans

https://www.ihelpveterans.org/

Jobs, Medical transport, disability claim assistance

Vet Center

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Transportation for Veterans to their medical appointments

Free Stuff

Quilts of Valor

http://www.qovf.org/

Quilts for Veterans

Two Wheels for Warriors https://www.wheelsforwarriors.com/supporters.php

Motorcycles for warriors

Operation Tattooing Freedom

http://www.operationtattooingfreedom.org/

Free Tattoos

Soldiers Angels

http://soldiersangels.org/programs.html

Letters, baked goods, handmade gifts, baby showers, holiday gift

Vet Tix

http://www.vettix.org/

Discounted and donated tickets to events

Operation North State

http://www.operationnorthstate.com/nccares-christmas-box-project/

Christmas Box Program for deployed troops

The Honor Flight Network

www.honorflight.org

Catch a Lift

http://www.catchaliftfund.com/

Gym memberships/ Gym equipment

Canes for Heroes

http://canesforheroes.com/

Canes and Walking Sticks Grace

Grace for Vets

http://graceforvets.org/

Free car wash on Veteran’s Day 11/11

Replace Medals

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/replace-medals.html

Replace military awards and decorations

Ticket Club

https://www.ticketclub.com/military-members-discount

Free or cheap Tickets for events

Angel Bikes

http://www.angelbikes.org/qualifications.html

Hand Cycles, Recumbents, and tandem bikes

Miscellaneous

Red Cross Hero Care App

https://www.redcross.org/local/mn-nd-sd/about-us/news-and-events/news/hero-care-app-keeps-families-connected.html

An app that creates a network for military families for Red Cross notifications in emergencies

Battle Buddy info

http://www.battle-buddy.info/WELCOME/tabid/104/Default.aspx

Resource Directory

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

https://www.dvnf.org/national-resource-directory/

Resource Directory

Operation We Are Here

https://www.operationwearehere.com/BikeTherapy.html

Resource Directory

The Mission Continues

https://www.missioncontinues.org/our-mission/

Connecting Veteran Volunteer with under-resourced communities, Improving educational resources and food insecurity

Thank You Veterans

Doug Hayenga – Treasurer, Board of Legacy Military Reunions 

Doug Hayenga grew up in St. Cloud, MN, where he graduated from Tech High School. Before 9/11, Doug joined the United States Marine Corps and served from August 2001 to December 2006. During his service, he completed two combat tours in Iraq. On his second tour in Fallujah in 2004, while serving as an infantry Team Leader with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, he was severely injured and was subsequently medically retired after recovering from his wounds.

After his military service, Doug earned a degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Grand Canyon University. He currently serves as a Deputy Training Officer for the Navy.

Doug resides in Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife, Dinora, a retired Navy veteran, and their two daughters. He is passionate about helping veterans come together to form a community of support and brotherhood, which led him to co-found Legacy Military Reunions.

Robert Shumate – Chairman of the Board and Secretary of Legacy Military Reunions

Robert Shumate grew up in Northeast Texas, just outside of Texarkana, where he currently resides. In 2001, prior to the attacks on 9/11, Robert joined the Marine Corps shortly after high school. As a decorated combat veteran, he served two combat deployments in Iraq. His first deployment was in 2003 during the initial invasion as a radio operator. He returned to Iraq in 2004, serving in Fallujah as a squad leader, where he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat valor distinguishing device and was combat meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Robert continued his service in the Marine Corps Reserves, where he was later promoted to Staff Sergeant.

After leaving active duty, Robert pursued higher education at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, where he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During his time there, he founded the school’s Student Veterans Association in 2010, serving as its President. He also organized a community-wide event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Currently, Robert is a Project Manager in the sports industry, collaborating with numerous professional teams and Division I schools nationwide. His extensive experience in organizing his unit’s reunions inspired him to co-found Legacy Military Reunions with Benjamin and Doug, where he continues to dedicate his efforts to bringing veterans together.