Connecting Our Military Veterans and Their Families to Patriots Who Can Help.
A world where our heroic Veterans can return from duty proactively supported psychologically, emotionally, socially and financially as they and their families re-engage into civilian life.
Patriots want to help Veterans and their families, regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. The Patriot Fund is dedicated to being a vehicle of support for those heroes!
The strategically selected operational partnerships we have with qualified charities play a key role in making a direct impact on the lives of Veterans and their families.
Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. For those with mental or physical disabilities or in the recovery process, this relationship can open the door to an entirely new realm of possibilities. Horse and human become partners in a therapeutic relationship, offering a multitude of opportunities to focus on abilities instead of disabilities, and a sense of ease rather than disease.
Project OVAT is a charitable organization that focuses on the legal and medical support of Veterans who are attempting to navigate the Veterans Administration disability programs. Veterans who are assisted by Project OVAT will not have the burden of bills, costs or fees commonly associated with their fight for what they have earned and deserve. Our organization proactively covers these costs entirely through charitable funds. Once these matters are complete, each beneficiary Veteran will join an Advisory Board and assist Project OVAT select the next Veteran to support.
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Warrior Canine Connection is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a global organization that establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership.
SOF Missions goal is to empower Veterans to find purpose and be resilient. SOF Missions aims to provide premier whole health programs to “at risk” Veterans; changing lives and building strong families. They offer a unique approach to combat Veteran suicide through a whole health intradisciplinary method. The Resiliency Project is a four-pillar program that addresses the areas of psychological, physical, spiritual, and social wellness. Care plans are provided through three main delivery methods: clinics, coordinated care, and collaborative care.
Semper Fido is a non-profit organization that evaluates, tests, trains, qualifies and assists working therapy dogs to provide loving, nurturing, and empathic, trained working dogs for returning wounded warriors faced with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Mission of Semper Fido’s program is to unite wounded warriors suffering with PTSD with homeless, rescue shelter dogs, who are evaluated and deemed viable, to nurture a healing and rejuvenating bond between the two. The result is a positive, non judgmental, unconditional relationship desperately needed by both.
Other Operational Partners
Leashes of Valor is a national non-profit working to provide every post 9/11 veteran who needs one with a highly-trained service dog to assist them in mitigating the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Leashes of Valor’s mission is to bring service dogs and post 9/11 veterans together in order to enrich and improve the lives of both.
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For almost 125 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. Volunteers of America is a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Approximately 60,000 volunteers throughout the country help our employees deliver these life-changing services.
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) was founded in 1980 by local Vietnam Veterans, who built a memorial along the Philadelphia waterfront and discovered a sense of community unparalleled. Since then, their innovative programs have grown to serve over 6,500 Veterans and families annually throughout the tri-state area providing assistance with employment/training, housing, benefits/entitlements, clothing, meals, and fellowship.
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For nearly 60 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. There has been 145 million dollars in scholarships awarded since 1962 and 47,000 scholarships provided since 1962.’
Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation. OCS’ mission is to recognize and honor high school enlistees and their commitment to military service and to provide parents/guardians of enlistees with community support as their son or daughter transition into military service.
Sponsoring Partners & Top Supporters
Arms2Artisans fosters the successful transition of Post 9/11 Veterans from military service to post-service life through an artisan skills program by providing education, experience and a network of peer support. A2A provides a paid fellowship program, job placement and a lifelong network of peer support to ensure our nation’s Veterans the best chance for success.
New Jersey’s Baseball Team – Founding member of the MLB Draft League The Trenton Thunder have drawn over 10 million fans over 28 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the “Nation’s Best Franchise” (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $7.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella.
Pete Ciarrocchi is the Chairman and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, an expanding chain of restaurants that has become part of the true fabric of the city of Philadelphia and an avid sports fan’s “must stop” before, during, or after the game. Pete’s infectious energy and impressive cuisine became his recipe for success. From Andy Reid’s late night meetings, “taxi crabbing” Eagles players from airport to complex, to mixing it up with Oprah and Jon Bon Jovi, Pete Ciarrocchi’s success has exploded. The Chickie’s & Pete’s hometown flavor has expanded to 12 locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey and was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast.
An ode to the Army uniform, the Backward Flag is a symbol of always moving forward and never retreating. Worn on the right shoulder of the military uniform, the flag is worn facing the opposite direction than what we traditionally see. As soldiers, we are trained to always place the mission first, and continue moving forward towards success and accomplishment. Backward Flag Brewing is a Veteran owned brewery located in Forked River, NJ.
The Mobile Cigar Lounge
Since its inception in September 2018, The Mobile Cigar Lounge continues to create beautiful experiences and turn them into unforgettable memories with one of the most prominent luxury items in the world, a fine cigar. We deliver the ultimate cigar experience in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas at weddings, private events, and festivals. The increased visibility through word of mouth, Google and social media outlets had a huge positive impact to the organization. As a result, The Mobile Cigar Lounge hired and trained five additional veterans to assist in the demand of the unique experience at the events.
Burg CrossFit is focused on whole person health and helping you create a sustainable way of moving throughout your life. They will help you set goals, tackle your nutrition concerns and get you moving so you can stay moving the other 23 hours of the day. They offer several types of memberships that they customize for you based on your current level of fitness, any pre-existing limitations and of course your goals. It is our job and duty as Fitness Professional to ensure that you crush your goals as safely and as quickly as possible.
Every summer for over fifty years, boats from up and down the coast have come to Beach Haven, NJ to fish the annual White Marlin Invitational. This summer, the tradition continues with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and dorado. Carrying on a sport fishing tradition that has been passed down through generations, this tournament honors the allure of the chase. Come join the fun and excitement in Beach Haven this August and fish against some of the best captains and crews in the oldest White Marlin Tournament in the country.
The uniqueness of the Stake Club resides not in a singular golf course or a long and storied history. Instead, it lives within a core group of one hundred individuals who came together to develop the best national membership in golf. Today, the Stake Club is an organization comprised of over 450 members from the finest national private golf clubs. The club’s motto, ‘A Generous Game’ epitomizes the work our members do to contribute to our community and the causes we support. As a result, meaningful relationship are forged, ideas are exchanged, and our community and the charitable work of the club is furthered.
The Home Depot
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry. Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That’s The Home Depot difference.
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