Who We Are:
Welcome Home Blog is an organization formed in June of 2010 with the goal to provide a place on the web to watch amazing homecoming videos and to give back to the military community. Soon after the site launched, it became part of the larger FeelGood Blogs network and military families from all over the world began sharing their videos, stories and pictures. Major media outlets quickly took notice, and Welcome Home Blog’s efforts were featured on various television networks including Fox News, CNN, HLN and CBS News. The site and its social-media channels have since turned into a wonderful community to help those with loved ones deployed and, for everyone else, a heartwarming reminder of the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces.
Through the patronage of loyal visitors and the families who submit their stories, Welcome Home Blog has also had the opportunity to give back to these brave men and women (and their families) by contributing monthly donations to reputable organizations and non-profits that serve our military.
There are many exciting plans in the works to improve and extend the site and its outreach, so stay tuned! Thanks for visiting.
Each month, proceeds generated from the advertisements you see on Welcome Home Blog go to a different charity that serves our military, its veterans, and their families. All charities that receive our donations are three and four-star organizations, as rated by CharityNavigator.com. If you would like to suggest a charity for our monthly donation, please let us know on the CONTACT page.
Donations have been made to the following organizations (Click the year to expand):
- March‘s donation went to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
- April‘s donation went to Homes For Our Troops, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our severely injured veterans.
- May‘s donation went to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, an organization that strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for vets and their families
- June‘s donation went to the National Military Family Association, an organization that speaks up on behalf of military families and empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits. Based on what we they hear from members, they meet the needs of service members and their families with insightful recommendations, innovative programs, and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for military families.
- July‘s donation went to the Hope For The Warriors, an organization that aims to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
- August‘s donation went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. They believe that supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. Their founder, the late Zachary Fisher, said that our heroes are “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.
- September‘s donation went to the Armed Services YMCA, a top-rated, 501(c)(3) military nonprofit organization designed to make military life easier. Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, they provide hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and support services to military service members and their families with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at no or low cost and require no dues or membership.
- October‘s donation went to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. They have established themselves as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women.
- November‘s donation went to the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. They direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 service members within 24-72 hours of request.
- Decembers‘s donation went to Our Military Kids, an organization that provides substantial support in the form of grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all branches. The grants pay for participation in extracurricular activities and tutoring programs that nurture and sustain children while a parent is away in service to our country or recovering from injury.
- January‘s donation went to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, an organization that supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness – and aids and shelters homeless veterans.
- February‘s donation went to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for post-high school education and career training to deserving sons and daughters of Marines, and Navy Corpsmen with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.
- March‘s donation went to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
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