Giving the Gift of HOPE
At Hope For The Warriors®, our partners and supporters are members of our family. Our Hope Family is what inspires our organization to work tirelessly to meet the needs of service members, veterans, caregivers, and military families—and nothing is more important this time of year than the gifts of family and home.
That’s why we’re offering something special to our supporters through the end of the year.
When you make a donation to Hope For The Warriors® in a friend’s or loved one’s name, they’ll receive a holiday card acknowledging that a gift—one that restores self, family, and hope to military families—was made in their honor.
By giving the gift of HOPE, you’re not only honoring someone special to you, you’re giving the gift of home to service members like USMC Corporal Christian Brown and USMC Sergeant Nick Kimmel.
Homes for the Holidays
Hope For The Warriors® partners with the Gary Sinise Foundation to build homes for wounded service members and their families. We’re proud to make these houses homes for American heroes through Make a House a Home, part of our A Warrior’s Wish® Program.
Christian enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2009. During his second deployment to Afghanistan, he was squad leader for 163 combat missions and endured several firefights before being meritoriously promoted to Corporal.
On December 13, 2011, while leading his squad on a foot patrol in the city of Kajaki, Christian stepped on an IED and sustained multiple traumas, leading to the amputation of his right leg below the hip joint and left leg above the knee.
We’re helping build Christian’s custom Smart Home in Tennessee and expect to complete it in January. Christian says that, “it’s just time to get back to being my own person.” This step toward independence is especially hopeful this time of year.
Nick was offered a baseball scholarship after graduation, but instead joined the Marines in 2008. On December 1, 2011, Nick was building a patrol base just south of the Kajaki Dam. During construction, Nick stepped on an IED and woke up three days later at Walter Reed National Medical Center.
On January 1, 2012, after surgeries every other day for an entire month, Nick flew with his father to Naval Medical Center San Diego for outpatient and physical therapy. Doctors told him it would take thirteen to fifteen months to walk on prosthetics, but he did it in seven. Nick was even able to fly to Japan with his father for his unit’s homecoming.
Nick currently lives in military housing and attends Vincennes University. He’s looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his life thanks to the custom Smart Home we’re helping build him in California.
Gifting HOPE this Season
Want to give meaning to your holiday season, as well as to a loved one or service member like Christian and Nick? You can, by gifting HOPE! To give the gift of HOPE in honor of someone special, visit our Gift of HOPE page.
Donations to support our programs may be made online, by phone at 877-246-7349 or by mail to 5101C Backlick Road, Annandale, VA 22003. Text the word WARRIORS to 20222 to donate.
Thank you! We wish you peace, joy, love and HOPE during the holidays and throughout the year.
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