Greater St. Louis Honor Flight's mission is to safely transport America’s most senior military veterans to Washington DC, to experience the memorials built in their honor. We are dedicated to these heroic men and women having one of the best days of their life. Our hub launched in 2008 and has since safely traveled with more than 1500 local veterans. This experience is provided at zero cost to our veterans. Each travels with a Guardian, who insures not only their safety but also that their experience is profound and fulfilling. America’s World War II veterans are passing at the rate of 430 per day. GSLHF is committed to doing all we can to ensure Saint Louis-area veterans make it to Washington DC to see the memorials built in their honor.
Focus Marines Foundation
Focus Marines Foundation, originally known as Midwest Marines Foundation, is a nationally recognized organization based in St. Louis, Missouri.The organization was founded in 2010 with a commitment to address the needs of our country’s embattled post 9/11 veterans and their struggles with the invisible wounds of war – post traumatic stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our supporters and strategic partners have pooled our time, talents and financial resources to help wounded, ill and injured service men and women returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to make successful and rewarding transitions from military to civilian lives.
Helping Veterans in need
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This Able Veteran
This Able Veteran is a service dog organization benefitting United States military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our service dog program is proven to help veterans with PTSD cope successfully with the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, nightmares and social anxiety. Our intensive Trauma Resiliency Program incorporates service dogs trained for our unique anxiety alert and nightmare interruption aids. We are also training trainers – our PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy will help put more specially trained service dogs into partnership with veterans suffering from PTSD.
Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major U.S. military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a dining room and a living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $200 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.