The multitude of choices for charitable giving grows by leaps and bounds each year. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. With all of these worthwhile causes, why should you give to Operation Enduring Warrior?
We'll give you four reasons...
1. We are 100% volunteer.
Operation Enduring Warrior was founded with the mission to HONOR, EMPOWER and MOTIVATE our nation's wounded veterans in 2013. Since that time we have grown to over 1,000 Community Ambassadors, developed multiple programs to serve, connect, and provoke our beneficiaries to realize their potentials, and facilitated veterans and their families reconnecting through physical challenges, team building and social outlets.
Being 100% volunteer provides our donors with the assurance that everything we do and every dollar they give... goes directly to the heart of our mission!
Our dedication to transparency and financial accountability earned OEW the Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar in 2018. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and over 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. To gain this status, OEW shared important information with the public using our profile on GuideStar.
Our ongoing outreach efforts have a deep and lasting impact on those we meet in our local communities. In fact, our mission has been such a success over the last five years that we expanded our programs in 2018 to include wounded law enforcement officers. Whether it be prior military or prior LEO by our sides for an event, every participant experiences the bonds of teamwork and the pride of accomplishing feats that were likely once believed to be forever out of their reach.
"After being shot in the line of duty in March of 2016 and becoming disabled, there were so many things I thought I would never do again. With time, a lot of hard work, and people like the ones with Operation Enduring Warrior and Task Force Sentinel, I have now become as active as I want to be, not allowing myself to be defined by my disabilities but by my new abilities. This organization has had a big hand in changing my life for the better." ~Pete Tanzilli, Police Officer
4. Their Legacies.
Perhaps the most rewarding moments are the ones during which our athletes understand their own growth and potential to be stories of inspiration and resilience. Many of our athletes discover the strong desire to help others who are struggling with the same injuries and emotional states that they have overcome. The ability to share their stories and to listen as others share their burdens and disappointments, offers another vast level of healing and success. The legacies they begin to build and share helps our communities and society to heal one person, one family at a time. These are the moments during which we know that we have served a greater purpose and helped to change the lives of all those involved.