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Intrepid Fallen Heroes —

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is help­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel suf­fer­ing the effects of trau­mat­ic brain injury (TBI) and psy­cho­log­i­cal health (PH) con­di­tions by build­ing a series of facil­i­ties, called “Intrepid Spirit” cen­ters, in which the­se injuries can be diag­nosed and treat­ed. Hundreds of thou­sands of mil­i­tary per­son­nel have been diag­nosed with TBI or PH con­di­tions and the Intrepid Spirit cen­ters provide the best pos­si­ble care for the­se heroes in uni­form.

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We assem­ble care pack­ages filled with video gam­ing and nerd good­ness, deliv­ered to vet­er­ans deployed to com­bat zones, human­i­tar­i­an mis­sions, recov­er­ing in mil­i­tary hos­pi­tals, or even to bases stateside in sup­port of any num­ber of fam­i­ly readi­ness mis­sions. We strive to change a deployed ser­vice mem­bers expe­ri­ence while they are deployed: instead of focus­ing on how many days they have left in the­ater, we want them think­ing about set­ting up an upcom­ing Madden or Call of Duty tour­na­ment with their bat­tle bud­dies. And it’s not just about hav­ing fun: sci­en­tific stud­ies show video gam­ing has been tied to help­ing vet­er­ans deal with post-traumatic stress dis­or­der, depres­sion, stress, even help with pain relief! 

Fisher House —

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a net­work of com­fort homes where mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans’ fam­i­lies can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiv­ing treat­ment. These homes are locat­ed at major mil­i­tary and VA med­ical cen­ters nation­wide, close to the med­ical cen­ter or hos­pi­tal they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with pri­vate bed­rooms and baths. Families share a com­mon kitchen, laun­dry facil­i­ties, a warm din­ing room and an invit­ing liv­ing room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is nev­er a lodg­ing fee. Since incep­tion, the pro­gram has saved mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans’ fam­i­lies an esti­mat­ed $320 mil­lion in out of pock­et costs for lodg­ing and trans­porta­tion.

Children’s Defense Fund —

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tion that has worked relent­less­ly for more than 40 years to ensure a lev­el play­ing field for all chil­dren. We cham­pi­on poli­cies and pro­grams that lift chil­dren out of pover­ty; pro­tect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and a moral and spir­i­tu­al foun­da­tion. Supported by foun­da­tion and cor­po­rate grants and indi­vid­u­al dona­tions, CDF advo­cates nation­wide on behalf of chil­dren to ensure chil­dren are always a pri­or­i­ty.