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For

THE TROOPS

HERE FOR THEM

Us4Warriors™ is a 100% volunteer 501C3 non-profit foundation dedicated to helping veterans, active duty military, and their families to overcome hardships and improve their ability to contribute their unique experiences, training, and leadership skills to society.

 

What makes us different?

  • We help 100% of warriors and their families, and not just one select group or condition.

  • Our directors are veterans, and we are not compensated.

  • We operate lean and impactful, ensuring the funds go where they are needed most.

  • We don’t just “give fish” to veterans to “feed for a day,” we lift up when needed, but offer or fund programs to empower to “fish for themselves” and contribute to our society.

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Public Service Reminder: Golf 4Warriors™ Season is Upon Us!

Among all the amazing and dedicated service efforts that we support each month, it takes funding to support all.  One such event that helps raise funds to support all programs is our Annual Golf 4Warriors™ Battle Bogey Tournament hosted at The Crossings in Carlsbad.  This year, we host on March 27th.  Golf sign-ups are open now and sponsorship opportunities are available as well.  Join us!  Enjoy a great day!  And, help us, help those in need!  Learn more at www.Golf4Warriors.org 

Supporting Homeless at North County Veterans Standdown

February 07, 2020

On February 6-9, The North County Veterans Stand Down (#NCVSD) returned to support hundreds of homeless veterans struggling in the Northern part of San Diego County.  Us4Warriors™ was in full force supporting veterans with groceries, basic needs items, blankets, knitted caps and other assistance.  Over 280, individually wrapped Comfort4Warriors bags were provided and 175 sacks of groceries with hand-selected, easily prepared foods manageable and nourishing for those in need.  Each recipient received motivational pocket cards with helpful resource information and reminders that they are not alone.  The Warrior Volunteer Force spread themselves throughout to support as many participants as possible with resources, directions and moments of genuine listening and sharing.  Us4Warriors™ Thanks the North County Stand Down Team for including us and for hosting such a dynamic and supportive event for our brothers and sisters struggling with homelessness.

Comfort 4Warriors™ Bags for Homeless Assembled and Ready

January 25, 2020

On January 25th, in preparation of The North County Veterans Stand Down (#NCVSD) supporting hundreds of homeless veterans struggling in the Northern part of San Diego County, our Warrior Volunteer Force partnered with volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to create and pack special "Comfort4Warriors" bags to be provided to hundreds of homeless veterans with basic needs items.  Thanks to the generosity and dedication of many, bags consisted of wash cloths, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, and many other items were gently assembled, wrapped, packed and sealed with are.  Each bag came with motivational cards with resources on the back.  Us4Warriors™ thanks for our partners for helping ensure that these special bags were created for hundreds of homeless veterans.

Us4Warriors™ Food Security Program Collaboration Mentioned to Congress

January 09, 2020

On January 9th,  our partners with the Dept of Veterans Affairs & Feeding San Diego attended the Congressional Committee on Veterans Affairs (Sub-committee on Economic Opportunity) Oversight Hearing to Address Veteran Hunger. The hearing was Chaired by Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49). Levin reminded that "no one Veteran in need should go hungry." Dr. Thomas O'Toole & Christine Going, Co-Chairs of Dept of VA VHA's "Ensuring Veterans Food Security Work Group" reinforced the need & discussed several ways governmental support can be strengthened to help Veterans & ways VA partners with community non-profit partners. Locally, we are pleased to be that local partner for VA Medical Center La Jolla through the local "VA Food Empowerment" program where we work with VA Nutritionists & Social Workers to identify the best foods and deliver them to VA Clinics in the area. From another local partner, Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego captured the needs of Veterans as well as identifying local challenges of junior military. Us4Warriors is proud to be one of the organizations mentioned by Hall combating this issue on the frontlines for these Veterans. When asked about a stigma among Veterans regarding the seeking of food. In response, Hall explained that "no one feels pride seeking food," but "only by partnering with these organizations who have the trust of Veterans" is creating a "safe environment where we minimize that stigma & maximize their dignity." Today's hearing was a great exchange to bring awareness to the issues & to bring legislators to the needs in order to help find ways forward. The oversight hearing was entitled “Reviewing the Availability of Resources to Address Veteran Hunger” and it examined United States Department of Agriculture & Veterans Affairs programs that provide nutrition assistance to nearly twenty million veterans. Us4Warriors™ is proud to play a role in helping fight food insecurity within San Diego County in support of the 1.2M Military, Veterans & families among us who count on the efforts of our Warrior Volunteer Force and Food 4Warriors™ Programs each year. Each month, we provide food to those in need in hopes to help all live a stronger life. Together, like the collaborate efforts of our partners, we can help thousands when we work together!

Partnering with Elks Lodge 2011 to Bring the Holidays to 22 Families

December 06, 2019

On December 7th, Us4Warriors™ partnered with Elks Lodge 2011 (Chula Vista) in support of a Special Christmas Holiday Event supporting 22 junior military families.  Thanks to the generosity of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Lodge 2011) each family was provided personalized gifts for each child, holiday activities and crafts, gift cards and other special items to brighten their holidays.  Through our Feast 4Warriors™ Program, our Us4Warriors™ Team provided each family with turkeys, groceries, gas cards, holiday snacks and other assorted items all provided by our very own Holiday Team Leader, Santa Claus, who joined us this year as our newest Warrior Volunteer Force member.  

Biomat USA Donates Holiday Turkeys for Active Duty Families Supported by Us4Warriors™

December 06, 2019

On December 6th, Biomat USA, Inc. (693 Palomar Village, Chula Vista, CA) donated 22 large turkeys to Us4Warriors™ in support of our Feast 4Warriors™ efforts during the holiday season.  Biomat USA, Inc. is a company with pride, passion and warm people dedicated to support the community.  Biomat USA, Inc. is a plasma donation center that is part of the Grisols Network, where donations make life-changing medications possible.  Learn more at https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/-/chulavista-ca

Keep up to date with Biomat USA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BiomatChulaVista/

 

Us4Warriors™ Featured on The Good Block (BlockTV News) thanks to The Giving Block

December 02, 2019

On December 2nd, in support of the very first #BitcoinTuesday (#Crypto version of #GivingTuesday), partners The Giving Block (www.TheGivingBlock.com) were featured on an episode of The Good Block on BlockTV.  Within the interview, Us4Warriors™ was featured as a charity now accepting cryptocurrency donations on our www.Crypto4Warriors.org page.  Thank you to all who support #BitcoinTuesday and the many great causes benefiting from the generosity of crypto holders.

Ready for #GivingTuesday. Are You? Help Us, Help Them!

November 30, 2019

On December 3, 2019, join the #GivingTuesday movement and be the fuel for good deeds in support of helping thousands of military, veterans and families in need.  Tell a friend!  Share the word!  This #GivingTuesday, www.Giving4Warriors.org stands at the ready to accept your kindness.  Whether you would like to text a friend (Text Code "Give4Warriors" to 44-321), #DonateCrypto for #BitcoinTuesday, Energize your co-workers through "Benevity" or give a heartfelt donation directly thanks to our easy giving portal, this Giving Tuesday, Us4Warriors™ offers many ways to support thousands to help warriors, past and present, and their families live stronger lives!  We thank you for your support!

Ushering in New Cryptocurrency Giving in time for #Bitcoin Tuesday (December 3rd)

November 21, 2019

Us4Warriors™ Announces Capability to Accept Cryptocurrencies on #BitcoinTuesday.  Today, Us4Warriors™, a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to support , is excited to announce that it has started accepting donations in the following cryptocurrencies:  Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC),  Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ZCash (ZCH) and Gemini Dollar (GUSD).  By accepting cryptocurrencies, Us4Warriors is offering supporters with cryptocurrency portfolios the ability to support the organization in a tax efficient way on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Giving Tuesday is the biggest worldwide day of giving and is held on the Tuesday after the United States’ Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on December 3, 2019. Bitcoin Tuesday is Giving Tuesday for cryptocurrencies. Similar to Giving Tuesday, during which donations are traditionally gifted in fiat, Bitcoin Tuesday pairs the viral nature of Giving Tuesday with Bitcoin’s online starpower to drive crypto donations for nonprofits accepting them.

Returning to The Comedy Palace for Funny 4Warriors™

November 22, 2019

Laughs 4Warriors™ at The Comedy Palace on October 18th was such a success and so much fun, the folks at The Comedy Palace have asked us back during the month of November to continue to support our Veteran causes.  Join Nationally known comedian Don Friesen brings the laughs and will be joined by 6 other amazing comedians for a great show that benefits our programs helping thousands.  Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $25 for VIP.  Details at www.Funny4Warriors.org or click link below to buy tickets today.

CRC Cares Donates $20,000 to Support Warriors

November 15, 2019

On November 14-15, The 15th Annual Clark Open Invitational Golf Tournament took place at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, CA.  From funding raised, CRC Cares Foundation presented a donation to Us4Warriors™ for $20,000.  We are so grateful for the generosity of The Clark Family of Companies and the amazing community of builders and service providers who joined together to make the event such a success and graciously bestowed upon us funding that will help thousand of military, veterans and their families live stronger lives.  Pictured is Veronica Natividad of CRC Cares & CBG Building Company, Jim Forburger (Senior Vice President of CBG Building Company), Us4Warriors™ CEO Tony Stewart, and Carlos Gonzalez (Senior Vice President of Clark Construction Group).

Golf 4Warriors™ Early Bird Expires December 7th

November 04, 2019

Golf 4Warriors™ Returns The Crossings at Carlsbad again in 2020!  Early Bird Tickets are on sale now, but the discount period expires December 7th!  Grab your clubs, get your team, sign-up and get ready to compete for the Manny Otero Memorial Cup!  Sponsorship opportunities available as well!  Details at www.Golf4Warriors.org!  

Top-Rated Great Nonprofit 2019 for 3rd Year in a Row

November 02, 2019

Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2019 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/us-for-warriors-foundation  We THANK YOU ALL for supporting our cause to help others!  

CRC Cares Selects Us4Warriors

October 18, 2019

Our Board of Doers wishes to Thank, The CRC Cares Foundation for choosing Us4Warriors™ as a charitable beneficiary for their upcoming Annual CARES Open Golf Tournament.  Each year, CRC Cares Foundation, supported by CBG, CRC and Clark Construction Group helps the communities in which we live and work by raising funds for local and national organizations through the CARES Open Golf Tournament.  The tournament will be hosted at Madera Golf Course on November 14th and 15th.  Details about the event are at https://www.crccares.org/tournament .  We Thank CRC Cares for all that do to support our community!

Food 4Warriors™ Comes to Santee, CA

October 18, 2019

On October 18th, the Us4Warriors™ Warrior Volunteer Force traveled to Santee, CA, the home of American Legion Post 364 & VFW Post 9327 to host our October Food 4Warriors™ Food Distribution event.  Over 230 active duty military, Veterans and dependents signed up, lined up and received sacks of nutritious groceries to support and feed over 1000 family members in their homes.  In partnership with Feeding San Diego and through generous donations throughout the year, Us4Warriors™ has hosted Food 4Warriors™ Events in 8 locations of San Diego County.  

Joining Forces with VA Clinic Chula Vista in Support of those deployed

October 16, 2019

On October 16th, Us4Warriors™ joined forces with The Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Chula Vista in support of those deployed.  During the months of September and October, Clinic employees and Us4Warriors volunteers collected items to be forwarded to those deployed in the United States Armed Forces in recognition of their service and the upcoming National Day of the Deployed.  October 26 is annually designated as National Day of the Deployed honoring all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or have sacrificed their lives to defend our country.  The VA Clinic in Chula Vista is one of many that Us4Warriors™ supports through our Food4Veterans program with a partnership in which we work closely with VA Nutritionists and Social Workers to support Veterans identified with food insecurities.  Each month, Us4Warriors provides bags of hand selected, healthy food and basic needs items that are given to those Veterans by the partnering clinics.  Through Us4Warriors™ Food4Veterans Program, we support VA Food Empowerment efforts year around.

Laughs 4Warriors™ Returns to The Comedy Palace

October 18, 2019

Laughs 4Warriors™ returned to The Comedy Palace on October 18th.  For 6 years, Laughs 4Warriors™ has been entertaining and supporting the troops, veterans and their families.  Join Nationally known comedian Grant Cotter as he slings the verbal graffiti to make you laugh.  Grant will be joined by 5 other amazing comedians for a great show that benefits our programs helping thousands.  Details at www.Laughs4Warriors.org

Warrior Volunteer Force Revitalizes Horseshoe Pits for Senior Veterans

September 21, 2019

During August and September 2019, our Warrior Volunteer Force came together over the course of several weekends to revitalize a horseshoe pit in need of repair.  Thanks to the technical project management of Dan Rice and Bobby Erdmann, partnership with the Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation and a generous grant from the County of San Diego, the pits were able to be brought to life and ready for play.  Several of the 305 residents of the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista can now exercise and enjoy the outdoors while pursuing a game of horseshoes.  Over the course of several weekends, over 40 volunteers came together to ensure that the horseshoe pits were ready for action.

Us4Warriors™ Recognizes Local Veteran Legionnaire

July 20, 2019

Us4Warriors™ awards organization's Veteran Vanguard Star Award to local veteran, Chris Yates, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) and District Commander for the California American Legion District 22.  Award Winning Us4Warriors™ believes in recognizing those in the community who support military, veterans & their families. Commander Yates has brought amazing vision to action with the American Legion and San Diego County Veterans Community.  Under his leadership, American Legion Baseball has returned to uplift families and youth, Personalized Repetitive Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (PrTMS) has been introduced as a viable treatment option for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, San Diego Flag Partnership was born and many other outstanding and inspiring efforts came to life.  Us4Warriors™ appreciates the American Legion, our Legacy Partner who has been with our organization since establishing, and recognizes the outstanding commitments of this fine leader.  We salute, Commander Yates!  Learn more about our Veteran Vanguard Star Award annual recognition.

Us4Warriors™ Invades Comic-Con 2019

July 19, 2019

Us4Warriors™ took the team to Comic-Con in full force this year.  The Warrior Volunteer Force provided volunteer support and, then enjoyed the array of interesting, colorful, exciting and artistic aspects of one of the world's largest Comics Convention.  Each year, our team canvasses through our dedicated group of volunteers who support our cause throughout the year and brings them to this amazing event.  Sure, we provide a few hours of support, but the hours of sightseeing are much greater and no one would expect anything less of an outstanding volunteer team!

Warrior Volunteer Force in Fullest Effect at San Diego Veterans Standdown

June 28, 2019

Our Us4Warriors™ Warrior Volunteer Force showed up in large numbers to support three full days of activities helping San Diego area Veteran Homeless get back on their feet through San Diego Veterans Standdown.  The 32nd year of the event, Us4Warriors™ is extremely proud and committed to be one of the largest volunteer groups covering 72 hours and over 300 positions to help ensure all who attended were safe, cared for and supported.  An event that our team looks forward to each year in order to help those who need a hand up, Us4Warriors™ is thankful for the opportunity to join with so many amazing, charitable and corporate organizations to positively affect the lives of nearly a thousand homeless veterans.  Event hosts, Veterans Village of San Diego, once again spearheaded a remarkable and uplifting event that all contributors can be proud of and many homeless gained a fresh start from.

In Honor of Flag Day, Legacy Partners Join Forces to Support San Diego County Flag Retirement Efforts

June 14, 2019

In honor of U.S. Flag Day, Us4Warriors™ and The American Legion continue their Legacy Partnership to forge "San Diego Flag Partnership" Program with County of San Diego, Boy Scouts of America, and Public Libraries throughout San Diego County to support official retirements of worn flags no longer able to serve our nation.  The Program, spearheaded by County Board Supervisor Greg Cox, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate, begins July 5, 2019, when all libraries throughout the San Diego region will display a flag disposal box. These boxes will allow for residents to properly dispose of U.S. flags.  Information will be provided via www.SDFlagPartnership.org of Flag Retirement Ceremonies throughout the County conducted by The American Legion.

May We Give 4 Love Hosts "Swing4Warriors" benefitting Us4Warriors

May 30, 2019

May We Give 4 Love, a 501c3 charity hosts Swing 4Warriors™, May 30th at Admiral Baker Golf Course benefiting our Us4Warriors™ Food 4Warriors™ Programs.

San Diego Veterans Magazine Features Us4Warriors™

May 31, 2019

In May 2019, for their Memorial Day issue, San Diego Veterans Magazine featured a story about our organization, called "Be The Tide!"  Author Holly Shaffner, a well-respected Veterans Advocate within San Diego County took the time to interview and jot down some key info about our organization, talk about the loss of our board member Manny Otero and share some Salutes!  We thank SD Vets Magazine and Holly for taking the time to share our organization with others.

Price Family Supports Us4Warriors™ Food 4Warriors™ Program

May 10, 2019

Us4Warriors™ Proudly Thanks The Price Family for believing in the Us4Warriors™ mission and bestowing a grant to support our Food 4Warriors™ Program.  The Price Family and Philanthropies Foundation believes in support our military and veterans in the community.  We thank them for their support!  The Price Philanthropies Foundation (formerly Price Family Charitable Fund) was founded by retail entrepreneur and philanthropist Sol Price and his wife Helen in 1982. Today, Sol and Helen Price's son and daughter in law, Robert and Allison Price, continue the family's legacy through their leadership of the foundation.  Find out more about this amazing family and organization at www.pricephilanthropies.org .

Golf 4Warriors™ Returns in 2019

March 29, 2019

Our Annual Golf 4Warriors™ Battle Bogey Golf Tournament returned on March 29th, 2019. Introduced The Manny Otero Memorial Cup.  Details at www.Golf4Warriors.org

Laughs 4Warriors™ 2018 Announced for November 10th at World Famous Comedy Palace

November 10, 2018

Our Annual Laughs 4Warriors™ Comedy Event returned for a 4th year and was held at the World Famous Comedy Palace on November 10th, 2018.  This year, the day's events began with "The Fun 4 Warriors Festival" from 11am-3pm outdoors with Funny Bands, Entertainment, Booths, Beverage Garden, Casino, Auction and more!  Laughs 4Warriors™ Dinner & Comedy Show welcomed The Veterans of Comedy funnymen Ibo Brewer & Josh Novey along with hilarious comedians, Brian Apprille and Lisa Gilbert with a Special Appearance from The Show with Adam & Sean.  

Us4Warriors™ Makes an Impact at San Diego Festival of Books

August 25, 2018

Us4Warriors™ joined subsidiary VeteranLeaders.com and New York Times Best Selling Authors and veterans, William Craig Reed, George Galdorisi and more in Authors Alley.  Also on hand was acclaimed authors Andrew Peterson and Tommy Anderson signing his "soon to be movie" book, Haboob Wind.  Special book signings took place for the leadership book, The 7 Secrets of Neuron Leadership, with CEO Tony Stewart (Chapter 8's Passionate Leader) and Author William Craig Reed.  Warrior Volunteer Force members were on hand to support this special event.

Military Youth School Bash Backpack Giveaway

August 25, 2018

Us4Warriors™ joined community for Military Comes to Imperial Beach for Military Youth School Bash Backpack Giveaway Event on August 25th to provide special backpacks with school items to over 200 military children.   Along with the backpacks, over 40 Warrior Volunteer Force members were on hand to help provide food, games, activities and more for a fantastic day of community spirit and support!

Warrior Volunteer Force Gamers Win Cox Communications "Gig-a-Blast"

August 22, 2018