ABOUT SOLDIER'S WISH
Soldier's Wish had its genesis when a group of like-minded citizens gathered together to create an event to raise funds to help honor and support our veterans and active-duty military. They raised approximately $50,000, which was donated to the American Legion to use for such purposes. Several of those involved decided to create a charity which could continue that mission. Having experienced success in their first endeavor, they immediately sought leadership from some of the best who had supported the first event because of their expertise in working with charities. They were referred to a nationally-known expert in non-profit law, Mr. Charles H. Nave, Esq., as well as a host of others who donated other forms of support for their efforts.
At the request of this group, Mr. Nave created a Virginia non-profit corporation, and continues to assist the group in their application to the Internal Revenue Service for recognition as a 501C-3 nonprofit charity. With those bridges crossed, the group began selecting individuals who understood the need for Soldier's Wish and were willing to invest themselves in helping Soldier's Wish accomplish their mission. Pulling from a dedicated group of individuals who wanted to take part in helping meet the unmet needs of those who have served—and are serving—as members of our nation's Armed Forces, an initial Board of Directors was selected.
After dotting all the I's and crossing all the T's, committees were named and the invitation went forth to all who would stand in the gap by helping meet the unmet needs of those men and women of America's military who willingly put their lives on the line while serving to protect our nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Every day since its inception, Soldier's Wish invites all Americans to become involved in one of the most fulfilling missions of all times. Today, we are inviting YOU! Your support of Soldier's Wish is your opportunity to say Thank You in a very special way to our American heroes for their sacrifice for our country.
THE CORE VALUES OF OUR ORGANIZATION
It is the mission of Soldier’s Wish to identify unmet needs of veterans of military service regardless of branch or rank and identify or provide resources to meet those needs by providing needed support directly to the veteran service members and/or their families in order that such service members can lead normal and productive lives. "Veterans" may be those who have served only a short time and are still on active duty, those who served a single enlistment, those who were discharged due to their wounds, and those who retired from active duty. In addition, Soldier’s Wish will educate the public about the needs of the veteran’s and active duty communities and encourage the public to participate in meeting those needs by volunteering and other means.