Our VetRewards Cards have been sent to the troops overseas through their care packages, and we deeply support their mission. Vietnam Veteran While Bob eventually recovered, the Woodruff family made it their mission to help military and veterans struggling with these issues and many more. Sign up for VetRewards today and you’ll be eligible for TravelProtection™ at only $20 for a full year of coverage. You need to know whether your donations are funding services for those in need, especially with so many recently exposed scams. Scott contributed financially to help get the organization off the ground in their early years and continues to support their advocacy work today. Each charity is assigned a financial score, an accountability and transparency score, and a star rating out of five; charities on this list were afforded, at the very least, three stars out of five. Also, Isaiah was presented with his own California State Assembly Resolution Number 430 by Assemblyman Jeff Miller. Veterans Advantage Co-founder and CEO, Scott Higgins, is a personal friend of Bobby Mueller, the founder of Vietnam Veterans of America. TAPS provides a variety of programs to offer compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces, or as a result of service. Air warrior Courage Foundation (tie), #30. Military Children's Charity, Inc. exists to enrich the lives of American Service member's children. Veterans Advantage also ran a campaign for the USO where we provided complimentary online access to our exclusive benefits at over 120 USO Center around the world. and update its information! Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, #49. Bob spent 36 days in a medically-induced coma, and his wife, Lee, was introduced to many families of service members dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. For the children like Isaiah, living off of the military installations, they are sometimes perceived to be 'just another child from a broken home' when their military parent is never visible and present. good people with good causes. They have awarded over 370 grants for research, education, training, and other worthy causes. Given the reality of multiple military engagements, and several years of economic uncertainty, M.C.C. AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort, #74. Working within communities and through donations received from all over the country, OCC assembles and ships care packages to adopted units every month until they return home. All Rights Reserved. They currently support up to 200 units on a monthly basis. Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is a national non-profit organization that advocates for Vietnam Vets through legislation, community support, and local and national events that recognize veterans from all service eras. As a scholarship program for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides much-needed support for struggling military kids and surviving spouses. We commend them for the quality of services they deliver to our nation's veterans: Fisher House Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization established to provide support for the Fisher House program that provides free housing and "a home away from home" for the families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Imagine the years of missed soccer games, award ceremonies, birthday parties and holiday seasons that our military children give up for their parent to serve our country. Military Children's Charity, Inc. exists to enrich the lives of American Service member's children. Every dollar we receive goes directly to wounded warriors. The end result was that Isaiah delivered these toys, on donated vehicles from Orange County Windustrial, to both Camp Pendleton and Los Alamitos. Homefront Military Network began with 16 partner agencies and we have now expanded our network to nearly 50 partners to help you access a broad range of services. The organization was started by David Kim, Army Officer who went to West Point, and his wife, Cynthia, who happen to be neighbors of Veterans Advantage Co-founders Scott and Lin Higgins in Greenwich, Connecticut. We honored Rick Weidman, a former Army medic, as a HeroVet for his role as VVA's Executive Director of Government Affairs. Isaiah's simple service project gesture grew into providing two toys each to 730 children whose parent's were serving overseas.