Healing Heroes Network is a 501(c)3 charity that provides financial assistance to military personnel who have been injured in the line of duty in Afghanistan or Iraq after 9/11/01. For more information on Healing Heroes Network, check out the About Us page.
Today, over 2.1 million Service Members have deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Of those, more than 4,900 service members have been killed in action from these conflicts, and more than 46,600 have been wounded. (defense.gov)
Getting injured during battle isn't a new concept, but with advancing technology, more and more soldiers are surviving but suffering from injuries that go beyond what we can see or have experienced before. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are occurring on an exponential level.
While the Veteran Affairs Medical System does a great job helping many veterans heal, it is simply too overwhelming to take all the careful care and thought needed in helping everyone. Unfortunately, many warriors are put on waiting lists, have been denied services not covered by the VA, or become frustrated with the system's procedures.
Healing Heroes Network aims to fill in the gaps that the VA are unable to cover. We step in to provide financial assistance when it's needed.
Healing Heroes Network was founded in December 2008.
Despite the assistance and aid offered by the military and the government, wounded military personnel and their families face numerous obstacles while caring for a wounded service-member. Watching injured Heroes struggle to get the medical treatments they so desperately need is what inspired Healing Heroes Network's founders to take action.
Healing Heroes Network was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service functioning as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the organization are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of the law. Healing Heroes Network's Federal I.D. number for donations is: #26-3714861.
We offer financial assistance for a wide range of services. Our current running programs include Healing Heroes, Tablets for Heroes, and Welcome Home, Hero.
The Healing Heroes program provides financial assistance for treatments and services that are delayed or inaccessible through the Veterans Benefit system.
The Welcome Home, Hero program aids in providing financial assistance to military families of wounded heroes for basic needs, including but not limited to: food, shelter, and clothing.
We encourage you to use our website as a resource, which covers all Healing Heroes Network programs and services in more detail.
The Healing Heroes Network provides financial assistance to military personnel who meet our eligibility requirements. They must have:
Unfortunately, we are unable to help veterans from ALL wars. Our founders started the organization after specifically seeing warriors of OIF/OEF/OND suffering. If you are not eligible for our services, there are still many other organizations whose focus may be in your area. Feel free to Contact Healing Heroes Network if you have any questions regarding eligibility.
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."--Ronald Reagan
To submit an application for services, go to the Programs page and select the program which fits your needs.
Once your contact form is received, then Healing Heroes Network will send you application paperwork, we will then review it for completeness and determine eligibility. Healing Heroes Network will notify you within one to two weeks whether your application has been approved, if more information is needed, and what the next course of action will be.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please feel free to Contact Healing Heroes Network.
Begin an application by going to the Provider page. Depending on your practice, print a PDF of the corresponding form and fill it out as completely as possible. Mail or fax the completed application to Healing Heroes Network. Healing Heroes Network will review your application and add you to our list of providers.
Healing Heroes Network is headquartered in Palm Harbor, Florida. While we provide financial assistance to injured service members nationwide, at this time we don't have any existing offices outside of Florida.
As a self-funded organization, the financial assistance we provide is made possible only through the generosity of our supporters. By making a tax-deductible donation to Healing Heroes Network, you can personally make a difference in the lives of these Heroes.
There are also many other ways you can help the wounded warriors of Healing Heroes Network. For a list of different ways you can help injured veterans and the mission of Healing Heroes Network, please see the Support page.
There are a few ways to keep up with Healing Heroes Network News. By Registering with Healing Heroes Network, you will receive the monthly Healing Heroes Network Email Newsletter and be updated on the newest programs, latest fundraisers, most recent events, and featured "Hero Stories" about some of the Heroes we have helped.
Supporters are also encouraged to "Like" us on Facebook or "Follow" us on Twitter. While more lighthearted and fun, we keep our social media up-to-date with military news, interesting stories, and entertaining pictures while promoting Healing Heroes Network's cause and mission.
While many Healing Heroes Network events tend to happen in our headquarters area of Tampa Bay, we have many events that take place all over the U.S. Check out the Healing Heroes Network Events page to see what we have going on and contact information on how to get involved.
You can sign up to receive regular email updates by going to the Registering with Healing Heroes Network page.
Healing Heroes Network also usually posts about our events on various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, or Pinterest. Follow us and be the first to learn about fun events to help our great cause.
Healing Heroes Network does not operate in branches or chapters. If you'd like to get involved in your area, we suggest looking at our Support page and learning about how you can help Healing Heroes Network in your community.
Healing Heroes Network isn't unique in our gratitude to veterans. We aren't the only group to wear red on Fridays or send cards to troops during the holidays. Where Healing Heroes Network makes a difference is in how we create lasting, intimate connections with our wounded Heroes to ensure they have the necessary tools to return to life after combat.
Since December 2008, Healing Heroes Network has provided thousands of therapeutic treatments, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Counseling, and more. Most needed therapies are ongoing (for example, the average HBOT regime is 40 treatments), rather than a one-time fix.
Healing Heroes Network aims to heal our service members, so they can become capable to do things they now need others to do for them.
The number of lives truly touched by our services are immeasurable. Many of our veterans have children, spouses, parents, and friends who notice the changes in our Heroes after treatments. They will be the first to tell you how their own quality of life and happiness has increased thanks to Healing Heroes Network.
Healing Heroes Network will gladly provide private citizens and organizations the same information reported to the charity regulating agencies, upon request. Send us a request at Contact Healing Heroes Network, or look at our information on charity watchdog site, Guidestar.
Please make your check payable to Healing Heroes Network and mail to:
Healing Heroes Network
31640 US Hwy 19 N, Suite #2
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Contact us at (877) 470-HERO (4376), and we will provide you with information you need to consider this decision. Consider including the following language: I hereby devise and bequest the sum of $XXX to Healing Heroes Network located in Palm Harbor, Florida, to be used where the need is greatest.
Healing Heroes Network does accept cars, rv's, boats, and motorcycles through the Cars4Causes charity. For any other physical property questions, please Contact Healing Heroes Network directly (by email or by telephone) and we will address each situation on an individual basis.
Yes. Healing Heroes Network can direct funds to a geographic location and/or a specific individual. Healing Heroes Network can also direct contributions to the HERO fund, where 100% of your donation goes directly to program services. Contact Healing Heroes Network to let us know about your donation.
Yes you can. Simply make a note with the name of the person in whose memory you are donating on our Donate page, and we'll take care of the rest. Please provide us with the name and address of where we should send the card acknowledging your memorial donation. You can fill out this information on our Print-Friendly Donation Form.
You could also consider making a memorial page on your website where people can donate specifically to Healing Heroes Network in memory of a loved one. If you need more information on how to do that, please Contact Healing Heroes Network.
Receipts are usually delivered within 1-4 weeks of the contribution.
Yes. Please review our Volunteer Opportunities page for information on how you can host a fundraiser for Healing Heroes Network. Contact Healing Heroes Network for approval of events and support or if you have any questions.
Healing Heroes Network strives to keep administrative and fundraising costs low so as to contribute as much to our program services as possible. Our current detailed financial statements are available on www.GuideStar.com.
With your assistance we hope to increase our program services percentage every year. Your generous donation, which is tax-deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, will help us continue to provide support to wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Click Donate Now to donate to Healing Heroes Network.
There are a few ways to keep up with Healing Heroes Network News. By Registering with Healing Heroes Network online, they will receive regular email correspondence and the bi-annual Healing Heroes Network Newsletter. They will be updated on the newest programs, latest fundraisers, Healing Heroes Network events, and featured "Hero Stories" about some of the Heroes we have helped. If they do not have internet access at your event, you can request a Listserv sign-up sheet from Healing Heroes Network and send that back to us after the event.
Supporters are also encouraged to look us up and "Like" us on Facebook or "Follow" us on Twitter. While more lighthearted and fun, we keep our social media up-to-date with military news, interesting stories, and entertaining pictures while promoting Healing Heroes Network's cause and mission.
Because Healing Heroes Network focuses primarily on our program services, we cannot guarantee that a representative will be available depending on the schedule and location. Be sure to ask early to allow time for accommodations to be made if a representative is available.
Regulations governing raffles differ from state to state. Please check with your local attorney or state official's office for your state regulations. Auctions benefiting Healing Heroes Network are permissible; however, we are unable to provide our federal tax ID number for permissions to hold this type of event.
No, Healing Heroes Network is unable to refund or reimburse any expenses for events hosted by anyone other than Healing Heroes Network.
Yes. If you intend to hold an annual event to benefit Healing Heroes Network, it is important to talk to Healing Heroes Network before every event.
Events are regularly added and updated to Healing Heroes Network's Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger. Follow our accounts to see events when they're posted.
Healing Heroes Network is a non-religious, non-partisan, nonprofit organization. We do not partner with any sponsors or events that conflict with Healing Heroes Network's mission of healing within the veteran community.
Please feel free to use email, phone, or mail to Contact Healing Heroes Network with any questions.