The Organizations We Support
AMVETS – AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.One of the most visible is our network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, these dedicated men and women can be found in close to 40 states, providing sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to the veteran.In one recent year alone, AMVETS national service officers processed more than 24,000 claims that resulted in veterans receiving some $400 million in compensation. This commitment to service traces its roots back to 1948, when our NSOs first began helping veterans of World War II to obtain the benefits promised them by the federal government.
Fisher House Foundation – The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation – The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is made up of thousands of Marines, Marine veterans and volunteers. Each year they collect and distribute toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children from where these Marines and veterans live and work. Last year, for the 65th year, in 745 communities nationwide, Toys for Tots offered 6.7 million children recognition, confidence and lifelong positive memories – all qualities that may motivate them to become responsible and caring members of their communities.
Special Operations Warriors Foundation – The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.