“All gave some. Some gave all.”
There are many worthy service-related organizations—far more than can be listed in one place—that deserve not only attention but assistance of all kinds. Below are but four that you may wish to learn more about. Their descriptions come from each organization’s website.
OPERATION ONE VOICE
OOV is a program designed by police officers, firefighters, and community leaders to raise funds to help support the immediate needs of children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces. Special Operation Forces consist of U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASCOC), Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSCOC), Marine Force Special Operations Command (MARSOC), and Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC).
Lieutenant Bill Stevens
Duluth (Georgia) Police Department
SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION
This organization provides full 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.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
WWP honors and empowers wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256
THE SANCTUARY INTERNATIONAL
The two main purposes of the Sanctuary are refuge and redemption. The Sanctuary first and foremost is a refuge of sacred trust for those who have suffered trauma—soldiers, intelligence professionals, law enforcement officers, first responders (Fire/EMS), others—on behalf of those they have sworn an oath to protect and serve. It is a place where the traumatized can be alone for reflection as well as share their trauma without fear of reprisal or violation of trust. It features a full-time facility—a 5,500-square-foot log lodge—fifty-five miles west of Washington, D.C. Other properties in Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Montana, ones owned by others, are made available to the Sanctuary.
Jon Norsworthy, Founder/Director
424 Crossman Court
Purcellville, VA 20132