Accept Our Fitness Challenge?
So far, participants in our on-going fitness challenge have raised over $4000 for Rebuild Hope families. Please join them now and help us raise even more funds simply by reporting your activities in the on-line Rebuild Hope clubhouse. It's fun, inspirational, motivational and free! Join now.
Also, Rebuild Hope is looking for a business to sponsor our Fitness Challenge starting in July 2011. The Rebuild Hope Challenge offers its sponsor an excellent way to enhance its brand and standing with employees, customers, suppliers and all the communities it serves. Perhaps, you know someone with a company who might appreciate the benefits of assuming this role.
If so, please contact Dana Hendrickon to learn how you can help "connect" us.
Help Dustin Brown?
"My experiences in Iraq between the shoot outs, mortar rounds and IEDs have left me permanently scarred. These are invisible to the naked eye but hurt and affect me everyday. I hope to one day attend a residential PTSD program and try to beat my illness.
I have tried to budget my money wisely and am very frugal. With my VA compensation and expected social security disability benefits I should have no more financial problems. Until then, I need help only with my rent. If I were to receive help from Rebuild Rope it would alleviate so much stress and really help me focus on getting back on track." (Learn More)
Rebuild Hope has helped Dustin pay his rent.
Breaking New Ground
Rebuild Hope is a charter member of the Yellow Ribbon Coalition (the "Coalition"), a new association of innovative, national non-profits bound together by the mission of improving the effectiveness and efficiency with which they individually and collectively serve the need of military families and veterans. The Coalition intends to focus on four key areas: emergency financial assistance, housing, employment and higher education. The Yellow Ribbon Donation and Auction program is our first joint fund-raising activity. The Coalition will soon introduce a national veterans registry that will help all member nonprofits evaluate veteran needs and requests for assistance.
What's Unique About Rebuild Hope
While there are hundreds of traditional non-profits helping military families and veterans in various ways, only Rebuild Hope aims to fully leverage the power of the personal connection made possible by the Internet to deliver financial assistance and related services.
The Rebuild Hope relies on a "one-of-a-kind" service model to help veterans with service-connected disability ratings of at least 50%.
Rebuild Hope families...
- share their stories,
- receive modest financial grants and no-interest loans,
- benefit from financial coaching and counseling,
- referred to specialists in legal aid, VA benefits, heath-care, financial services and employment,
- and are publicly recognized for their sacrifices.
- know who is receiving help from Rebuild Hope,
- can decide who receives their donations,
- know 100% of their gifts are used as advised.