CURRENT PROJECTS: We help all veterans, including those from our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We help the disabled and most severely injured first.
SILVER LEVEL - LEADERSHIP DONORS: PLEASE Make a contribution online of $75 or more one time and request a 6 inch tall, marble base Legacy Trophy in appreciation, with a bronze plate with your name engraved on it and an Iron Mike "Follow me!" Medallion on it.
GOLD LEVEL- LEADERSHIP DONORS: WHEN YOU donate $150 or more online, in appreciation you can request a "Follow Me!" Iron Mike 9 inch Legacy Statute, for your desk or office, with your name engraved on it in front on a bronze plate.
PLATINUM LEVEL - LEADERSHIP DONORS: A DONATION OF $250 or more one time online and in appreciation you can request a "Follow Me!" Iron Mike 9 inch Legacy Statute, for your desk or office, with your name engraved on it in front on a bronze plate AND your name will be added to a bronze plaque at the National Help The Vets Headquarters.
Florida Statute 496.411 requires: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” 1-800-435-7352 CH37989 www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
2016-17 Shipments of blankets, personal hygiene kits, etc. to help homeless Vets in connection with the VA Stand Downs across the US.
Call 855 600-VETS (8387)
For the Help The Vets Souvenir GIFT SHOP, click on this link!
PLEASE CLICK on the Donate or Subscription button below or send your donations to our National Headquarters, HELP THE VETS INC.; 1613 E. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32803. We are a non-profit organization and have been granted 501 (C)(3) status, your donation is tax deductible. We can accept donations by Paypal, Check or Charitable Devise. Please call should you have questions. (407) 376-7000.
“Its now four years since I lay in the dirt, near death, on the side of the road in Fallujah. I’m grateful for all the things I have, and proud of all I’ve accomplished. In the end though, I don’t measure how far I’ve come by goals achieved, or academic degrees earned, or running trophies won. For me, what counts is that pain no longer rules my life.” –
Some of our current projects we work on, as we have volunteers and resources are:
1) Providing a veterans suicide referral hotline. IF YOU ARE HAVING THOUGHTS ABOUT HARMING YOURSELF OR OTHERS, Call our suicide referral hotline, 407 376-7000. We provided a Suicide Referral Hotline for 365 days in 2016, receiving 3-5 calls a month for referral to agencies for help. In 2017 we will work with the VA Suicide Hotline after our office hours.
2) Providing awards and entry fees to veterans who train and compete in athletic events, like the Orlando Marathon, despite impairment. Please contact us in writing about your disability should you need help with your fees.
3) Mailing letters and packages to current service members and their families overseas, to remind them that they are not forgotten during the Holiday Season, and providing lodging accommodations, as available.
4) Coordinating with participating volunteer physician providers as they come forward, to provide reasonable, necessary, and related veteran treatment not provided by the Veterans Administration, as available, including non-traditional care, including but not limited to chiropractic physicians, massage therapy care, and nutritional counseling, as the providers come forward.
5) Organizing and sponsoring athletic events, educational events and calls for action to the general public with significant veteran emphasis, participation, memorial significance and relevance; provide education to the public and responding citizens on veteran information through our website, mailings and direct communication. We host and sponsored the Orlando Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.
6) Shipping gifts in-kind to the Chaplain's Closet at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein Air Base in Germany where the injured service members arrive from the battlefield, often with only the clothes they were wearing in combat. Please read letter below at bottom of this page acknowledging Your Generous Gifts to cover postage to help the injured combat war veterans from Afghanistan!
7) Sponsoring Veterans Emergency Blood Bank seeking to obtain 1,000
donations of blood each year for local U.S. Emergency rooms and funds for
blood typing, testing, processing, storage and transport costs. See
www.VetsBloodBank.com for this helpful project!
8) We supported the several Veterans' Stand Down by supplying blankets and
basic toiletry items for Homeless Veterans. (See photos, left, chart below.)
In 2016 we supported 20 Veteran's Stand Downs in blighted areas of Michigan,
(See photos, below) No. Carolina, Brevard County, Florida and more...
9) We received certificates for hotel accommodation inventory in South Florida and elsewhere. Veterans who mail us a SASE and a copy of their DD 214 can receive a certificate, subject to rules of the facility, with preference for severely injured veterans from the most recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars who need therapeutic time to reunite with their families.
In The Future Amputees May Control Movements Of A Motorized Artificial Leg By Thought Process Alone! Please Click And Read About Advances Supported By A Grant From The Us Army Helping Veteran Zac Vawter.