Over the last 20 years, more than 20,000 American military service members have been wounded and nearly 2,500 American military service members have given their lives in Afghanistan. As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we must never forget the service and sacrifice of our brave heroes and their families and loved ones. There is no doubt that they made the world safer. Because of all who served and sacrificed, Americans and Afghans alike were saved from the brutality of the Taliban for almost two decades.

We echo the comments of Congressman Brian Mast, one of Helping a Hero’s first home recipients who lost both his legs while serving in the army in Afghanistan in 2010, “For us as service members that stand shoulder to shoulder with one another and are brothers-in-arms that maybe wore a different uniform, there’s no more serious commitment that we make to one another than this. We don’t leave our men behind.”

America’s veterans are our priority. We will continue to do all we can to provide specially adapted homes and resources that help our wounded veterans lead healthier, happier lives. Check with the veterans you know to make sure they are doing okay. Helping a Hero has compiled a list of resources and support groups that we’ve shared below.

Join us as we keep our nation’s military, our veterans, and our Gold Star families in our prayers.

God bless our heroes and our nation,
Your Helping a Hero Family

Veterans Resources

Nominate a Wounded Hero in Need of a Home

Helping a Hero has launched the 100 Homes Challenge in partnership with Bass Pro Shops. If you are aware of an injured service member who needs a specially adapted home, we encourage you to participate in the “Nominate a Hero” program and enter the veteran in the selection process to become a home recipient. In order to qualify, a veteran must be 100% permanently disabled and injured in combat during the post-9/11 Global War on Terror.

Join us in letting our injured service members know they are not forgotten. Building an adapted home to restore their daily independence will remind our veterans, “America supports you!” Fill out the form and nominate a hero today.