HIGH IMPACT + RELENTLESS EFFICIENCY = MEANINGFUL OUTCOMES
In under 18 months we have provided 8 reunions reconnecting over 300 combat veterans and Gold Star Family members. Our 2019 goal is to provide 10 reunions reconnecting up to 1000 combat veterans - thank you to all our donors who have stepped up to help us reconnect America's Warriors!
Rebuilding Peer Support Networks:
With a career of experience doing "more with less" while serving in austere environments around the globe, our team ensures every donor dollar achieves maximum impact:
The average cost per reunion attendee for our inaugural 2017 Reunion Program season was $312.50. This includes covering all costs associated with a 3-day reunion experience to include travel, lodging, meals, reunion activities (recreational, team-building, memorial service, informational briefings, service project etc.)
“We’re just over a month removed from the reunion your organization hosted for 2nd Platoon 3/11. As combat veterans, you all know that time is merely a relative measurement that pales in relation to the foremost measurement: Quality Of Life (QOL). You, gentleman, have captured QOL in a bottle. The results of your efforts awaken our souls, restore memories long since lost or buried, and revive the lifeblood of we warriors who can, again, charge into the battle of life with strength in our muscles and hunger in our wills. What other measurement could there ever be? We are renewed. We are reunited with the best version of ourselves. We remember who we were and hold on to that memory as we determine who we will be. We are together. And together we are strong. Hope: the cornerstone. Laughter: the tie that binds. Commitment to the mission; to each other: how boys become Men. You breathe life into us. You must continue your work. We are eternally grateful.”
“Attending was not something I had made a 100% commitment on until I was on the plane - an hour before my flight I had actually not even really gotten out of bed. I ended up not flaking but still went as far as to get a rental car to make sure I had a way I could get out and do something else. The car was never used other than to get me to and from the airport. If you have fears that the event will be patronizing or going through the motions or far the other way and that it will be too emotional or drudge up old stuff- let them go. The staff are real and the foundation is real. The people you will meet when you go are no different than the guys in your platoon and easily could have been, the only thing they care about is you spending the weekend with your men. I can't believe I almost flaked on my platoon and didn't go because of personal hang-ups and fears, my friends at home pushed me onto a plane and I'm glad they did. Thank you for bringing us all together again and I hope if you're a future guest reading this considering not going to a reunion that you take my experience into consideration and give it more thought.”
“I really did not know what to think about you and the Warrior Reunion Foundation crew at first. It is hard to open up about what is wanted for a reunion due to overlapping issues on emotions, not knowing what questions to ask, and trusting others with our ideas and hopes. The guys from the unit have been getting back to me with many thank you messages and comments on how they feel better after the reunion. I am directing them to spread the word about your organization. You guys nailed it on this, and I am grateful in unspeakable ways. The events of the memorial service, and the reunion could not have gone near as well without your support.”