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Real Life Heroes



IAVA’s mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
To learn more, please visit www.iava.org.



Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund

Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, directing urgently needed resources to post 9/11 service members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserves. Semper Fi Fund has been working with wounded service members since 2004, offering assistance to lessen the burden for those who need it most. The Semper Fi Fund’s streamlined structure keeps overhead very low, 6%; they are also one of three veteran charities to receive an “A+” rating from CharityWatch and a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator. The Semper Fi Fund has given more than 76,500 grants totaling $94 million+ to over 12,000 service members and their families.

For more information please visit www.semperfifund.org and www.americasfund.org.


David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes

The David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes is a 100% volunteer organization which provides free, safe and professional kayak instruction to returning and disabled veterans in New York’s Capital District. Our mission is to provide veterans with a positive learning environment allowing them to develop safe kayaking skills while striving to develop a friendly and supportive atmosphere where physical abilities and self-confidence will be reinforced while having fun. www.upperhudsonheroes.com


Fisher House Foundation, Inc

For 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes provide free temporary lodging so military and veterans’ families can be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important — the healing process. Additionally, the Hero Miles program assists with travel needs, and the scholarship program offers educational opportunities to military children and spouses. To learn more, please visit www.fisherhouse.org


Hope For The Warriors

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. For more information, please visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org. For more information please visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org


Navy SEAL Foundation

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. For more information please visit www.navysealfoundation.org


Save A Warrior

Through safe, innovative and evidence-based resiliency programs, Save A Warrior offers an alternative to PTS-related suicide so that active duty and returning Warriors may thrive. ‘SAW’ embraces Warriors in a healthy and nurturing environment that stimulates growth beyond any program currently available. We promise. For more information, please visit www.saveawarrior.org


Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The SOWF is the recipient of its 8th consecutive 4-star rating, placing the SOWF among the top 1% of nonprofits rated by Charity Navigator. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation supports the military’s special operations forces and their families through three programs:
– College Scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces

– Family Services, including educational & family counseling and advocacy support

– Wounded Special Operations Forces Support, including immediate financial stipends of $3,000

To learn more, please visit www.specialops.org