All proceeds and profits raised by 911 Remembrance will be donated to organizations who support first responders and service members directly. These are organizations who have a long successful history of supporting our heroes. We intend to not only Ignite a Spirit of Unity amongst us during these three days annually, but also directly benefit those who have made, and continue to make, our freedom possible.
Below is a list of the organizations who will be supported, in varying amounts, by the proceeds of 911 Remembrance. Those who directly impact and provide services to first responders and service members will receive the greatest amount of our proceeds.
The Wounded Warrior Project began when several individuals took small, inspired actions to help others in need. One night while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades.
The resulting objective was to provide tangible support for the wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally. What had been initially viewed as a small contribution (compared with what the warriors had sacrificed while serving our country) has become WWP’s signature program: “WWP backpacks delivered bedside to wounded warriors.” Today the Wounded Warrior Project has a vast variety of programs to benefit our wounded.
Through WWP’s Family Support and Combat Stress Recovery Programs, warriors are given the tools to pursue their life goals without the barriers or stigmas associated with mental or physical health issues.
WWP also offers higher education programs, information technology training, and employment assistance services to encourage economic empowerment for warriors to provide long-term financial stability for themselves and their families.
To read more about the Wounded Warrior Project please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The services provided are direct and designed to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following:
- Financial assistance
- Emergency food
- Emergency home repairs
- Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers
- Home and appliance repair
- Furniture and household items
- Local moving assistance
- Community events
- Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing
Our troops make sacrifices that most of us can hardly imagine. They leave behind their friends and family and put their lives on the line for us every day. That's why we work so hard to share a touch of home with them wherever they serve -- from free phone cards to care packages to much-needed breaks provided by our entertainment tours. The USO is the only organization which has locations around the world. With 160 locations at airports, military installations, and forward operating bases in the warzones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the USO provides a little bit of home to these brave men and women of America’s Armed Forces, free of charge, 365 days a year.
Since opening its doors in November 2010, more than 15,000 people have utilized the new Center at McCarran Airport. Desktop computers, laptops, video games, the television lounge, cell phones, and a well stocked snack bar…all of these items are freely given to our troops. But when the USO Las Vegas provides its support at the McCarran Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it is but a small cost compared to the human cost of freedom. Please join us in supporting the USO Las Vegas Center and show our troops that we support them, we thank them, we appreciate the sacrifices they make on a daily basis.
A primary role for honor guards in the United States is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades and to guard national monuments. An honor guard may also serve as the “guardians of the colors” by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions at official state functions. In addition, honor guards usually provide detachments for review by visiting heads of state. Military, police and fire honor guards may serve as ambassadors to the public, presenting a positive image of their service, and assisting with recruiting efforts.
9/11 Remembrance has chosen to support various honor guards who provide ceremony and service for our fallen soldiers. Many of their members are volunteers, and they rely on public funding and donations for support.