Supporting Service Members’ Invisible Wounds of War
The invisible wounds of war are too often forgotten or ignored. When the brave men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces return home experiencing the effects of the invisible wounds of war: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS), the duty of the American people is to care for these service members. By building treatment facilities called Intrepid Spirit Centers on military bases across the country, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund directly impacts the lives of these military personnel.
Each Intrepid Spirit center treats military personnel dealing with TBI and PTS. The long-term effects of these conditions can have a drastic impact on a service member’s everyday life – from the ability to work to interacting with his or her family. This network of centers provides the most advanced care possible and ensures the continued care of these service members who may not otherwise receive the care they need.
IFHF is proud to direct every penny donated directly to supporting these service members. This commitment is accomplished by the IFHF Board of Directors underwriting all of the organization’s administrative costs. Since 2013, five Intrepid Spirit centers have been built at Fort Belvoir, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Hood, TX and Fort Bragg, NC. Two additional centers are currently under construction at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and Camp Pendleton, CA.
Your continued support means these and future centers can be built to provide the care our U.S. military personnel desperately need. So, how you can you help?
Donate online or by mail. You can support the men and women who defend our freedom by making a tax-deductible donation to IFHF, either online or by mail. Every donation to IFHF goes directly to the construction of Intrepid Spirit centers.
Host a fundraiser. No idea is too small. If you’d like to host an event or have a fundraising idea to support IFHF, please share your idea with us. Hosting a fundraiser benefiting IFHF is a perfect way to raise awareness of the need for this specialized care that Intrepid Spirit centers provide. Have your friends, family and community get involved to support our troops.
Give back when you shop online. You already enjoy the convenience of online shopping. Why not have a percentage of your online shopping support IFHF? By selecting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund as your nonprofit of choice on AmazonSmile, 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible products will be donated to IFHF. Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. Similarly, eBay for Charity provides sellers the opportunity to donate a selected percentage of the total sale price to a selected nonprofit. Is there anything better than cleaning out the attic or closet and supporting our U.S. military personnel at the same time? By visiting IFHF’s eBay for Charity page, you can also shop available items that support IFHF or make a donation through PayPal.
Donate your extra car, truck or RV. Do you have a car or truck sitting unused in the garage? Has the RV seen better days? With v-Dac, you can take that unwanted car, truck or RV and convert it into a tax-deductible donation that benefits IFHF.
Join the Giving Tuesday movement. After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the National Day of Giving — November 28, 2017. This day, also known as Giving Tuesday, provides an opportunity to give back and support worthwhile charities around the world. As you consider how you’ll give that day, think about how your donation will be used at IFHF. Your money goes directly to the support of military personnel and the care needed to overcome TBI and PH conditions. Donate in honor of a service member you know, in memory of a fallen hero, or to say “thank you” to the service members who protect our freedom each day.
Intrepid Spirit Centers offer military personnel suffering from TBI and PTS the care they need. And your donation to IFHF provides hope to these service members and their families. Donate and join us as we continue to show our gratitude for the men and women who protect our freedom each and every day.