The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors is a national organization that launched in 2012.  

Our mission is to provide therapeutic events for those warriors who were Wounded in Combat, Decorated for Valor, Special Operations, and last but definitely not least Prisoners of War. Any era. Any conflict. Not just post-911.

Our events reward these warriors for their sacrifice, expand their horizons, break down barriers, provide peer to peer networking opportunities, decompression, and when possible reunification with fellow warfighters they served with and may not have seen for years, or even decades. We don’t do “charity”. These warriors have earned far more than we could ever hope to do.

We are all volunteer. None of us take a paycheck. Period.

Last year we served approx. 435 Exceptional Warriors on great adventures on a budget of approx $85,000, with 3% overhead.

We’re staffed mostly by experienced warfighters, from various branches and backgrounds, most of whom were Wounded in Combat, Decorated for Valor, Special Operations, and often a combination thereof. We can relate to our Warriors in a way some organizations can’t. We can also do a LOT with a little, so every donation counts.

We also have a very tight-knit and dedicated core of non-military volunteers who are absolutely essential to what we do. Not to mention phenomenal relationships we’ve built with numerous other amazing organizations, businesses, and people with whom we are delighted to collaborate with and appreciate immensely.

We are The FEW, supporting the few.

 

Suicide rates among veterans is reported by the VA at 22 each day and continues to increase.  A post deployment risk factor is not having the camaraderie of the brotherhood; being thrown back into “normal” life with daily struggles and demands, but now with triggers and those around having the same expectations pre-deployment and naive misunderstanding of consequential newly developed coping behaviors. The FEW understands that coming together around a campfire cannot be underestimated—no judgements—no pre-conceived expectations—and is a huge necessity for our Exceptional Warriors.

George Washington once said,

“A nation is judged by how well it treats its Veterans.”