Operation Welcome You Home | Illinois

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Our Work

The grants, donations, and gifts that we share with those who serve our country are made possible by the generous donations and grants from our supporters and the proceeds from our annual WW5K Run/Walk. 

ALL our donations and grants benefit LOCAL ILLINOIS VETERANS!

Please consider supporting Operation Welcome You Home, NFP.

  • Grant providing financial assistance (funeral expenses) for Veteran killed in Tornado

  • Grant for Great Lakes Sailors Christmas Day Luncheon

  • Grant for Vietnam Veteran assistance

  • Grant for WWII Veteran assistance

  • Grant to NRFOV to help Veterans with repairs, et al

  • Purchased/Gifted several Female Veterans with new winter coat, scarf, gloves and winter boots

  • Sponsored Healing Garden and patio furniture for Female Veteran Shelter

  • Grant for USMC injured in auto crash

  • Groceries for Gold Star Mom

  • Grant for US Army Soldier Reservist for medical bills

  • Grant for USMC family to offset airfare to return USMC to their homeland for burial

  • Grant for USMC Quadruple Amputee to offset traveling expenses with caregiver for double arm transplant

  • Fashion Show/Luncheon at Drury Lane Theatre for Wounded Warrior Spouses

  • Co-Host with DuPage County Veteran Center Holiday Dinner consecutively 2013, 2014, 2015. Various homemade contributions from Supporters all years. 2015 in addition to food a Clothing Drive was sponsored by Lexus of Naperville including shoes, business suits, outerware (gloves, jackets, boots, hats) and various other clothing.

  • Donated 225 Hats embroidered with 5 branch seals and Thank A Veterans embroidery to the DuPage County Homeless Veteran Standdown

  • Grant to family of US Army Dwight Maness

  • Gold Star Family Thinking of You Flowers

  • Commitment to Midwest Shelter Homes Healing Garden in 2016 for Female Home

  • Vietnam Disabled Veteran Grant

  • Manteno Nursing Home Grant

  • Baby/Children Gifts (assistance) for Wounded Warriors - ongoing

  • Homeless Veteran Assistance including food, gas and boarding, gift cards --ongoing

  • ActionTracker Mobile Wheelchairs: USAF Tony Simone, US Army Cameron Crouch, USMC Larry Bailey

  • John Deere Riding Lawnmower/Snowerblower: USMC Lemune “James” Danahan, USMC Matthew Clarke, USMC Andrew Derrig, USAF Captain Anthony Simone

  • Marine JROTC Grants

  • VietNam Veteran assistance hardship/funeral expenses –ongoing (names not stated for privacy)

  • Assistance to terminally ill Afghanistan Veteran and his family: no name for privacy

  • Housecleaning services for Wounded Warrior’s Spouse

  • 2012 Wounded Warrior Project Grant

  • Donations to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

  • Hines VA Hospital Hospice Unit sponsorship of two rooms

  • Gold Star Parents Appreciation Day and Dinner (3)

  • Wounded Warrior/Spouse/Parents Appreciation Day and Dinner (3)

  • WW5K 2013/2014/2015 Honored Wounded Warriors Grants

  • New bed/mattress WWII Veteran

  • 2013/2014/2015 sponsorship of Walleyes Unlimited USA Fishing Outing

  • Weekend for Wounded Warrior and his spouse/parents/children to be honored at 2015 WW5K Run

  • Commercial grade/installation of flagpole DuPage Veterans Center

  • Chicago Wolves outing Hines VA Veterans/Marine JROTC

  • Bowling nite of fun for Hines VA Veterans (4)

  • USA Wounded Warriors Ice Hockey Grant (2014)

  • Airfare for Gold Star Father

  • Airfare for family to visit their Warrior at Bethesda Grants to/for Wounded Warriors—Ongoing

  • Coal City Tornado Veterans Grant including shirts

  • Ongoing visits to Hines VA Hospital donating new clothing inc hats, gloves, scarfs, robes, pj’s, socks, shirts, undergarments, dvds, games, books, cash for each Veteran and more

  • DuPage Standdown sponsorships of hats/cookies for 225 Veterans

  • Grant for USMC special needs sister


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