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Support for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Special Operators

Wounded, Ill & Injured Since 2006
Wounded, Ill & Injured in 2024
Provided in 2023
$ 0
Provided since 2006
$ 0

Immediate Financial Support for Families of Severely Wounded Special Operations Personnel

Special Operators are deployed in over 80 countries every day. One of the most difficult challenges that special operations families may face is the immediate financial burden when their loved one is hospitalized with severe combat wounds, injuries, or illness. Since 2006, Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided immediate financial support to over 1,200 severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operators requiring hospitalization. In 2021, 25 received financial assistance that comforted each service member.

When a Special Operator (or support personnel) is severely wounded, ill or injured resulting in being hospitalized, SOWF immediately sends a check to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so the family and loved ones can be at their bedside.

These funds are used to reduce the burden of unexpected expenses such as airfare, child care, pet care, rental cars, etc. Additionally, SOWF sends the hospitalized service member an iPad to facilitate connectivity with friends and family.

SOWF also sends an additional stipend, on a case-by-case basis, to severely wounded, ill, or injured warriors who are hospitalized for an extended period of time.

In Their Words

“I was recently a recipient of a grant from your foundation. I am blown away by the generosity that the SOWF has shown me. With the check, I was able to offset the costs of my family coming out to visit me. And while I appreciated that, I know it meant a great deal to my parents to be able to see me. Thank you.”
SSG Ethan Anderson
“The grant helped me get to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda to be there when my husband arrived. I had to take a leave of absence from my 3rd grade teaching position, and this grant helped cover some of the lost income. Thank you so much for your support.”
Heather G.

Additional Resources

The USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) was established to provide
advocacy for wounded, ill, or injured special operations service members and their families.

USSOCOM Warrior Care Program
(Care Coalition)
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
1-877-672-3039 or 813-826-8888

Contact America’s Warrior Partnership for community outreach programs and warrior advocacy.

Augusta, GA:
1190 Interstate Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909
(706) 434-1708