Homes for our troops
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including: multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enables them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Despite their life-altering injuries, many of our Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Since 2004, HFOT has built 231 specially adapted homes nationwide. Their goal is to build a home for every Veteran who qualifies for one of our specially adapted homes.
The Pink Angels
The Pink Angels, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate breast cancer by raising funds to support breast cancer research, promoting awareness through community service and education, and providing financial support to individuals and families battling breast cancer. Following are a few examples of fund recipients.
YWCA Malden EncorePlus Program. This is a grass roots breast cancer education and referral program that works at the street level. The types of services are setting up appointments, rides to screening centers, translation, babysitting and counseling. Nearly all of the recipients cannot afford these services.
Bridget Spence Fund for Young Women with Breast Cancer. The Pink Angels started this fund at Dana Farber to deal with the unique needs of young women with breast cancer who are struggling to balance their illness and their personal and professional lives. This fund also supports leading edge research.
Lahey Clinic Lymphedema Center. The Center offers a multidisciplinary approach for treating lymphedema. For example, patients are fitted with custom compression garments for the daytime and compression bandages for the night. Much of the related cost is not covered by insurance.
HELPING HANDS MONKEY HELPERS
Monkey Helpers for the Disabled. Established in 1979, they are the only non-profit organization in the world that raises and trains capuchin monkeys to provide daily, in-home assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments. More information can be found at www.MonkeyHelpers.org