Coalition in the News

Patton Veterans Project Receives $5,000 Grant from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
Feb 3, 2015
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $5,000 grant to the Patton Veterans Project, Inc. The grant will help fund a therapeutic filmmaking workshop for wounded veterans planned for Fort Stewart, GA, in early February. Read More.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Awards $5,000 Grant to our Military Kids
Jan 26, 2015
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $5,000 grant to Our Military Kids. Read More.

Coalition Hires New Manager of Community Relations
Dec 11, 2014
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes announced today that Brandon Boyd has been hired as its new Manager of Community Relations. He replaces Jil Hinds, who relocated to Atlanta this summer and now serves in the Coalition’s field operations. Read more.

WALKER: The desperate fight against fanaticism
Nov 10, 2014
We expect our soldiers to be brave but assume they hope and pray to survive so they can return home to their loved ones. We are at a loss to understand the mentality of men who are actually eager to sacrifice their lives on the battlefield. Read more.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Announces “Road to Recovery Week”
Oct 13, 2014
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recognizes Coalition’s Road to Recovery Conference to help military veterans and their families reintegrate into civilian life, at the kick-off reception on Oct. 4, 2014. Read more.

Coalition Awards $7500 Grant to Help Build a Home for a Severely Wounded Veteran
Sept 10, 2014
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has awarded a $7500 grant to the EOD Warrior Foundation for the Home for a Hero Community Campaign to build a home for Aaron Causey, a combat-wounded, 12-year military veteran and Bronze Star recipient, his wife Kathleen “Kat” and their 8-month old baby girl. Read more.

Hon. Fred Foreman Retained as Special Counsel
Sept 10, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition) announced today the appointment of the Hon. Fred Foreman as its new Special Counsel. Foreman is currently Senior Counsel at Freeborn & Peters LLP, a Chicago-based law firm. Read more.

Bennigan’s Hosting “Happy Hour with a Hero”
Sept 2, 2014
As part of its summer-long campaign to honor America’s finest, Bennigan’s is hosting a special “Happy Hour with a Hero” at its Tysons Corner location on Thursday, Sept. 4. The guest of honor will be Sgt. Matthew Pennington, U.S. Army (Ret.). Read more.

Help troops get mental health treatment: Your Say
June 24, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs is not ready for an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder cases among troops and veterans, according to an Institute of Medicine panel. Letter to the editor and comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar: Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Unveils Plans for 2014 Road to Recovery Conference
June 16, 2014
For the first time in its 10-year history, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes will hold its signature event on the West Coast. Read more.

The Psychic Wounds of Veterans
June 14, 2014
War’s Elite Tough Guys, Hesitant to Seek Healing” (front page, June 6) puts a spotlight on a serious challenge facing the country: how to help the tens of thousands of returning veterans with psychic wounds. Read more.

HERRERA: Remember the female veterans
June 12, 2014
This is Army Week, the 239th anniversary of the Army’s founding, and it offers an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary service of female veterans such as myself — 2.2 million and counting — and the unique challenges we face on active duty and after we leave the service. Read more.

Walker to Speak At National Memorial Day Parade
May 22, 2014
CEO of Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to remind celebrants of veterans’ sacrifices, hidden traumas and on-going need for support. Read more.

Bennigan’s Calls on Americans Everywhere to Help Honor U.S. Military with ‘Wall of Heroes’
May 22, 2014
This year, Bennigan’s is encouraging patriots everywhere to raise a virtual toast in honor of anyone who is currently serving or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces at WallofHeroes.org. Supporters may choose from four different drinks, which may be personalized with messages thanking their hero for his or her sacrifice. Read more.

Double Amputee to Parachute into Coca-Cola 600
May 20, 2014
Dana Bowman to deploy special chute honoring Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes at Sunday’s race. Read more.

Community Rallies to Give Wounded Veteran a ‘Dream Wedding’ in Georgetown
May 19, 2014
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organizes local volunteers, businesses to create special ceremony for couple. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Elects New Chairman
May 14, 2014
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes announced election of Lt. Col. Thomas J. Orlowski as its new chairman. Read more.

Talented Local Artist, Backed by All-Star Band, to Debut “Salute” to Wounded Heroes
May 12, 2014
On Sunday, May 25, Cassidy will officially debut Salute at a free Memorial Day concert at the Delray Center for the Arts. Read more.

DFW’s Original Mud Run to Benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
March 31, 2014
This Saturday, April 5, you can support wounded veterans when the Original Mud Run returns to North Texas. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is Named 2014 Helios Apollo Award Finalist
March 26, 2014
The not-for-profit organization has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Helios Apollo Awards. Read more.

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Partners with Wild For Life Foundation
March 21, 2014
Wild for Life Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Read more.

Paralympian Embarks on Cross-Country Cycling Journey
October 14, 2013
Wounded Marine Rob Jones on quest to raise $1 million for charities that supported his recovery. Read more.

$6,500 Grant Awarded to Purdue University for Flight-Training Program
September 16, 2013
One combat-wounded veteran to attend seven-week academy at no cost. Read More.

Coalition’s Daughenbaugh Promoted to Vice President
August 13, 2013
Combat-wounded veteran joins leadership ranks at leading service organization. Read More.

$10,000 Grant to Expand Veteran Job Opportunities through IVET
August 1, 2013
Career transition workshops help wounded veterans prepare for civilian life. Read More.

Veteran turns rundown homes into houses for homeless female veterans
August 2, 2013
CSAH contributes to affordable housing project for homeless female veterans. Watch Now.

$5,400 Grant Awarded to DC-based start up committed to empowering combat-wounded veterans
July 22, 2013
CSAH awards grant to help fund an innovative venture that will hire and train U.S. veterans and their spouses. Read More

A Note Left in a Bar Turns Into Movement to Honor Soldiers
July 17, 2013
Watch this video from “Good Morning Texas” about the Wall of Heroes program. Watch Now.

BBQ Fundraiser Will Kickoff Cross Country Bike Trip by Wounded Warrior and Paralympian Rob Jones
July 11, 2013
July 27th event by “Fired Up To Help” to benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Read More

Donation to Final Salute will provide transitional support for women and children
July 10, 2013
CSAH awarded a $5,000 Grant to Final Salute, Inc to provide transitional housing for homeless female veterans and their children. Read More.

$5,000 Grant Awarded to Commissioning Wounded Warrior Sculpture
July 8, 2013
“Heroic Challenges” to serve as inspiration for wounded veterans undergoing rehab. Read More

$7500 in Grants Awarded to VA Hospitals Across the Western U.S.
June 26, 2013
Multi-state grants will fund variety of services for wounded veterans. Read More

U.S. Veterans Arts Program Receives $7,500 Grant from CSAH
June 24, 2013
Donation will fund innovative art-therapy programs for wounded veterans. Read More

CSAH Teams with Feed The Children to Distribute Goods to Wounded Veterans
June 12, 2013
Massive donations of books, bottled water and more delivered to U.S. Army bases. Read More

Bennigan’s to Honor U.S. Military with Wall of Heroes
May 22, 2013
Second annual tribute to veterans, active duty soldiers will benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Read More.

Lightning Star Marty St. Louis Raises More Than $10,000 for Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
May 15, 2013
The Greater Tampa Bay Area GMC Dealers couldn’t have picked a better player than Marty St. Louis to headline their season-long fundraising effort benefiting America’s wounded veterans. Read More.

Community leaders urge CSRA to attend Fort Gordon meeting to save soldiers
April 24, 2013
CSAH Regional VP David Steele featured in News 12 in Augusta, GA raising awareness about cuts in the Army and literally rallying the troops to attend a community listening session at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater. Learn More.

America’s Mighty Warriors Receive $12,500 Grant from CSAH
April 2, 2013
This donation will enable wounded warriors, families of fallen to attend Allaso Ranch retreat. Read more

Ramp construction for Nashville based wounded warrior
March 28, 2013
Volunteers from local companies band together to assist veteran and his family. Read more

Horses Helping Heroes Project Receives $6,000 Grant from CSAH
March 28, 2013
This Grant will fund equine-assisted activities and therapies for wounded veterans. Read more.

CSAH Announces 2013 Road to Recovery Details
The signature Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute will take place in Orlando, FL, December 9-12, 2013. Read more

CSAH Awards $25,000 Grant to Boulder Crest Retreat.
A $25,000 grant was presented to the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA. The grant will fund the construction of a therapeutic fishing pier at the new retreat being built for veterans seeking physical, mental and spiritual recovery from the wounds of war. Read more

CSAH Makes $10,000 Grant to Assist Veterans with Brain Injuries.
A donation to the Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries (RMHABI) will provide urgent counseling and hyperbaric treatment services to severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror.  The grant will fund the provision of psychological counseling to brain-injured veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS) disorder.
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Grant Funds Combat Veteran Homelessness.
Funding of NACV’s housing project supports initiative by Mayor Gray, DCOVA and Federal VA. The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, today announced the awarding of a $17,000 grant to complete the construction of transitional housing for nine formerly homeless veterans living in Washington, D.C. Read more

The project is being orchestrated by the National Association of Concerned Veterans (NACV) in response to a major initiative by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, the DC Office of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to end homelessness for District veterans by the year 2015. Read more

High School Volunteers, American Legion Help CSAH Distribute Thanksgiving Gift Checks.
Two high school students from Keller, Texas joined forces with The American Legion to help the CSAH complete its annual Thanksgiving Thank You Meal gift check program for severely wounded Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans.

Karlei Summerford and Taylor Lovera, seniors at Keller High School, volunteered to help the Legion distribute nearly $180,000 in gift checks the CSAH had raised this year for wounded OEF/OIF veterans around the country – nearly 3,000 in all – so they could be assured of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. Read more.

Field Reps Honor Veterans Day
Coalition national spokesmen, Jorge DeLeon, Jim Kokas, and Donny Daughenbaugh, observed the 2012 Veterans Day by representing the thousands of service members around the country who were severely wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in the variety of celebrations organized by their local communities.

DeLeon, a former sergeant in the Army, addressed students, parents, school and local officials and guests during the Veterans Day ceremonies at Canyon High School in Comal, TX. Kokas, a retired Army medic, was one of the key organizers of the annual “Welcome Home” Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Long Beach (CA) Medical Center. Meanwhile, retired USMC Sgt. Donny Daughenbaugh was an honored guest of Mayor Annise D. Parker for the City of Houston’s annual “Salute American Heroes” celebration.

Coalition Supports New Zealand’s Tribute to U.S. Veterans Organizations
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes co-hosted the New Zealand Embassy’s third annual Veterans Day tribute to America’s armed forces held in Washington, DC on November 9th honoring the USO and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for their long-standing support and contributions to U.S. military service members, veterans and their families. Read more.

Coalition Completes Massive Book Distribution. After months of organizing, recruiting and directing a small army of individuals and support organizations, the Coalition recently completed the distribution of 200,000 books donated by author James Patterson earlier this year to military bases around the country. Read more.

Furniture Donation Transforms SFAC at Fort Campbell. With the installation of the set of ultra-comfortable La-Z-Boy recliners, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at Fort Campbell, KY can now offer what many wounded warriors and their families may need most during their recovery – peace and quiet. Read more.

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Mother of a Wounded Marine Will Receive Help to Bring Her Son Home
NBC Action News/KSHB-TV,
Kansas City, MO
January 20, 2012

Kudos to CSAH and American Legion
MilitaryConnection.com

November 25, 2011

Non-Profit Gives Thanks to Wounded Vets for Thanksgiving
WVEC-TV,
Norfolk, VA
November 23, 2011

CSAH and Legion Team Up to Help Wounded Warriors on Thanksgiving
Legion.com

November 15, 2011

“A Marine’s Guide to Fishing” Premieres at Bangor Mall Cinemas
WABI.tv,
Bangor, ME
April 8, 2011

Starring Role in Short Film Brings Healing to Wounded Pittsfield Veteran

Bangor Daily News,
Bangor, ME
April 4, 2011

Local Films Help Raise Money for Veterans
WCSH6.com,
Portland, ME
March 17, 2011

Maine Filmmaker, Disabled Vet Tell Story of Returning Home After War

The Forecaster, Falmouth, ME

March 15, 2011

A Hero Helping Heroes

Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer

Jan. 31, 2011

A Non-Profit Organization Honors Pittsburg’s Gene and Rita Bicknell

Pittsburg (KS) Morning Sun

Jan. 8, 2011

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