Causes We Support (and so should you):
One of the goals of this Tour is to raise funds for worthwhile veteran oriented causes. Most of the money raised from this Tour is going to be shared by the causes listed below.
These organizations tend to fly under the collective radar and gather little attention from the general public. If one or more of them resonates with you then please feel free to donate what you can. You will receive a receipt from UCP for tax purposes. Please note that not all of these causes are strictly for Viet vets, but I’m sure you agree that all vets can use whatever help is available.
- Operation First Response: Operation First Response, Inc., supports our nation’s Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.
- The Soldier’s Project: Free, confidential Psychological counseling for soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families and loved ones.
- Transitioning Veteran: dedicated to helping veterans who have or are in the process of separating from the military and who are looking for information on veteran benefits.
- The Wounded Warrior Project: To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
- Soldiers’ Angels: A volunteer-led nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.
- Veteran Homestead: Based in Fitchburg, MA, it provides medical, psychological and spiritual care to veterans diagnosed with terminal illness.
- Benefiting Veterans: A nonprofit dedicated to serving those who served, assisting them through the maze of the VA to obtain their rightful benefits.
- Blinded Veterans Association: Through their service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, they strive to make life better for blinded veterans.
- Veterans’ Dream Foundation: Their sole mission is fulfilling the final dreams of American Military Veterans who are battling life-ending challenges.
The Twilight Brigade: The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care communities operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America. The approximately 5,000 volunteers nationwide that collectively make up The Twilight Brigade, are dedicated to being at the bedside of our nation’s dying, especially Veterans.
- F7 Group…Empowering Women Veterans: An organization dedicated to Securing and providing resources, training and support as well as mentoring to female veterans and women in military service, both in and beside the uniform, to aid in pursuing and enriching and fulfilling civilian life.