Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

This organization has provided millions of dollars in direct financial aid and support services to thousands of disabled American veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. They provide assistance for: paying the bills, online courses or it may be something as simple as getting out and going to a concert to break to monotony of rehabilitation.

If You Need Help Now
If you or a loved one need assistance, please apply online or by e-mail.  If you are facing an eviction, a shut-off of utility services or an emergency need due to a natural disaster, please call the emergency hotline at 703-291-4605 and choose option 110 to speak with a Case Manager

Emergency Financial Aid

Since 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes provides disabled American veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn with Emergency Financial Aid and support services.

Emergency Financial Aid often covers expenses such as:

  • Utility bills — gas, electric, water, cable, internet, and phone service

  • Car payments and repair costs

  • Mortgage and rent payments

  • Groceries, baby formula, and household supplies

  • School supplies and clothing

  • Medical bills

If you feel you meet the requirements, please fill out the online formThe information you provide will be verified, so be as accurate as possible.

Eligibility

The Coalition needs you to supply some information to understand your needs. This information will remain strictly confidential, and only be shared with your permission with authorized Coalition partners or organizations that wish to offer assistance.

Are You Eligible?
To be considered for financial aid and other services from the Coalition, applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • An injury sustained during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn or in support of those operations in a hostile environment;

  • A disability rating assigned by the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs of 30 percent or greater from a single, sustained injury;

  • Currently experiencing severe financial hardship;

  • Completion of a Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes aid application and timely submission of supporting documentation as requested; and

  • Completion of a phone interview with a Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes case manager.

Please note that the Coalition only has limited funds to address the needs of qualified veterans. Therefore, they can only respond to requests based on available resources. If you feel you meet the requirements, please fill out the online form. The information you provide will be verified, so be as accurate as possible.

Heroes Thanking Heroes

The Heroes Thanking Heroes provides a six month transitional part-time, flexible employment to wounded veterans or their primary caregivers, enabling them to make phone calls from their homes, most often to personally thank donors for their contributions to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. The program also offers qualified participants some basic training and experience working in a “virtual call center,” thereby preparing them for other potential jobs requiring similar skills.

Those who are enrolled in the program find increased self-worth and continue healing from this opportunity, especially since many cannot work otherwise because of ongoing medical appointments and treatments or their care-giving responsibilities. Caregivers in the program may even make their calls, if they choose, from a military hospital setting, thus enabling them to remain by the side of veterans while they undergo treatment or surgery.

For more information on how to apply for the Heroes Thanking Heroes program, click here.