15 veterans to receive wishes, breaking $1 million in grants provided

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (February 14, 2019) –Throughout 2019, 15 veterans will receive an A Warrior’s Wish from the national nonprofit Hope For The Warriors breaking $1 million in grants provided for 215 wishes.

The A Warrior’s Wish program fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life beyond recovery or supports a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained severe physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Celebrating 12 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

The 2019 A Warrior’s Wishes includes grants for adaptive equipment, family recreational activities, and tools for hobbies, building a business and more:

  • Service dog training costs to assist an Army veteran with training costs for his future service dog;
  • Woodworking equipment for a Marine and Army veteran to pursue their individual woodworking hobbies providing therapeutic benefits;
  • Three pull-behind campers and four camping trips with camper rentals for seven injured veterans to use on family vacations providing a more serene and comfortable camping environment;
  • Mountain bikes for an Army veteran and his spouse to explore the 18 acres they live on while improving his health, both spiritually and physically;
  • Family trip to Disney World for a Marine veteran and his family to celebrate their resilience and determination during the veteran’s continued recovery;
  • Utility vehicle to assist an injured Army veteran so he can easily maneuver around his property;
  • Metal fabrication equipment to support a Marine veteran’s endeavors to become an entrepreneur making equipment to be used while hunting;
  • Pontoon boat for an Army National Guard veteran to spend more time outdoors with his family.

“In granting these wishes, our goal is to restore hope for the recipients and their families,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “We believe it’s important to provide opportunities that help veterans jump start a hobby or career or to provide equipment or an adventure that helps motivate and build confidence as they continue to transition to their civilian lives.

“This is why we’re honored to have hit the million dollar mark in wishes granted,” added Kelleher.

For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for the A Warrior’s Wish program, contact Chrystal Keilers at ckeilers@hopeforthewarriors.org or (832) 776-9379.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors and A Warrior’s Wish, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.