Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Share Love & HOPE This Valentine's Day!

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we all have one word on our mind: LOVE. But the love we share today is not a one-dimensional, romantic love, but rather love with unconditional strength and sacrifice. That love transcends time and distance to define intimacy, resiliency, and most of all, family.

Programs within Hope For The Warriors® focus on restoring self, family, and hope. One story in particular reminds me of how our programs support love.

A military spouse and her special needs child were both physically and emotionally disconnected from their service member while he was in recovery in an out-of-state treatment facility. The distance impacted everyone in the family—the service member in recuperation, the mother trying to maintain normalcy, the child who was confused by the father’s absence. The family needed to reconnect and rebuild their love. Hope For The Warriors® flew the spouse and child across the country to reconnect and allow the family to heal together. Thanks to your donations, we were able to pay for their flights, hotel, rental car, and travel expenses.

This story is a great example of how our program work supports love. Shelley Rodriguez, Critical Care Coordinator with Hope For The Warriors®, assisted the family.

Creating meaningful connections with military family members like this one allowed me an amazing glimpse into their day-to-day lives. Being able to assist this military spouse and the unique needs of her family provided a much-needed service to those who serve our country and those who support their heroes and families.

As we celebrate this national day of love, we ask that you make a donation to Hope For The Warriors® to support programs that support our families. Your contribution can make the difference in the lives of our service members and military families.  Also consider a recurring monthly donation to support military families throughout the year.  As always, thank you for joining in our mission to restore self, family, and HOPE.

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Hope For The Warriors®!

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