Our mission is simple… we raise money and give 100% of it to the families of combat-wounded service members. We can do no less for those who are sacrificing so much for our great nation.
By making donations to FOTWF.
A group of Vietnam-era military veterans discovered a major need to furnish financial aid to family members of combat-wounded patients being treated at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Family members (spouses, parents, siblings, etc.) who are serving as caregivers for patients who were wounded or injured while serving in, or supporting, combat operations in the Global War on Terrorism.
Through donations from the general public, church groups, civic groups, foundation grants, and corporations and privately-owned companies.
Yes. The FOTWF is a 501(c)(3) IRS certified charity registered April 7, 2005.
Severe head injuries, amputations, burns, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other internal injuries. McGuire is one of six major trauma centers within the veterans hospital system concentrating on spinal and brain injuries.
Family members stay longer, thereby dramatically helping with the recovery and greatly contributing to the healing process. While the long term results are yet to be determined, we believe we will help these wonderful people heal while retaining their family units. Anything we can do to relieve some stress can only be positive.
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Center, and other medical centers specialized to care for their injuries.
On average, 4-6 weeks, minimum. Many must return home during this time.
Click on the “DONATE TO FOTWF” button to donate online, or mail check donations to:
Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc.
c/o Village Bank
P.O. Box 330
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
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The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
We provide money for:
3. Transportation (Both to Virginia from their home bases, and then in the Richmond area)
4. Telephone expenses
6. Day care
7. To help cover continuing expenses back home while visiting family members are out of work. Most of the care givers receive compensation from their employers for a couple of weeks, but this quickly ends while their bills continue.
We would like to be out-of business ASAP, however until this time our goals are:
1. To provide as much immediate assistance as possible to the families of the critically wounded as described above.
2. To extend this coverage to include:
A. Specialized housing assistance with ramps and bathroom facilities etc.
B. Provide transportation to insure our soldiers do not become prisoners within their own homes. They need to assimilate back into their communities ASAP and mobility and independence are keys to success.
C. To maximize contact with their families. This is often as critical as the medical care.
All of the Board members have made personal donations. We started off providing $25 cash cards to these families, and now through our increasing level of donations, we are able to give donations of $7,500 to each family of qualifying patients.
100% of the funds collected are distributed to the families of the wounded.
No administrative expenses are paid out of the donated funds. We pay all expenses out-of-pocket. All banking and accounting services are provided to FOTWF at NO CHARGE by Board Members.