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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  Run For The Brave 5K Run/Walk. 

ALL our donations and grants benefit LOCAL ILLINOIS VETERANS!

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  • 20ft Commercial Flagpole complete with Eagle top and Cleat Box for Dedication Military Garden at Metea Valley HS. November 2017

  • Luggie Scooter with accessories for Female Army Veteran who suffered a stroke while serving in Korea November 2017

  • Complete Full Size Bed and Bedding including Comfortser Set, Pillows, Two sets of Sheets and all Protecters for Korean War Veteran and his Wife who was homeless and thru Will County was able to move into apartment October 2017

  • ActionTracker Chair with customized accessories including Snowblower USMC James Poggi October 2017

  • Bling shirts and swag bags for Gold Star Mother Event July 2017

  • Grant for Vietnam Veteran whose illness requires long term stay including isolation and funds to help caregiver (his wife) expenses August 2017

  • Grant for Commercial Flagpole complete with Eagle top, Cleat Box with lock and sponsor plaque for Military Dedication Garden at Metea High School, Aurora,IL August 2017

  • A Soldier returning from a 10 month deployment was presented with a nice gift certificate to Coopers Hawk for a date night with his wife July 2017

  • An Army FRG in Chicago held a family picnic with OWYH providing refreshments, 150 goody bags and shirts July 2017

  • Grant to Widow of USAF Vietnam Veteran to help with final expenses July 2017

  • Grant to recent deployed returnee who is married and 3 children to help with mortgage as benefits disability benefits have been detailed July 2017

  • Grant assisting Marine single dad with two children

  • OWYH donated lawn equipment to an Army Veteran who was recently given a mortgage free home in Illinois(2017)

  • OWYH donated a John Deere Riding Lawn Mower with snow blower attachment to a Army Veteran who was given a home in Illinois (2017)

  • 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

  • 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)

  •  Run For The Brave 5K 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  Run For The Brave 5K 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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