We strongly encourage you to take the time to read about, and support if you feel so inclined, the amazing organizations below. These well-run, nationally-recognized charitable foundations provide a variety of services to veterans injured in the line of duty, as well as support to the families of the soldiers disabled or killed in service to our country.
While this site is dedicated to Travis Mills, a true American hero, we know that millions of soliders around the world have sacrificed for their country. This site is also dedicated to the men and women in uniform that give us the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms that we so frequently take for granted.
• The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Started in honor of Stephen Siller, a member of the NY Fire Department who gave his life on 9/11, the Foundation supports the children and families of firefighters and military who sacrifice life and limb in the line of duty. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, in cooperation with the Gary Sinise Foundation, has already made an offer to build a custom home for Travis and his family. They are also building homes for more than a dozen severely injured veterans. You can learn more about this effort, and contribute financially, by visiting buildingforamericasbravest.org.
• Truckin' 4 Troops Truckin' 4 Troops is dedicated to supporting and serving wounded servicemen and women through well-organized family functions and events.They believe in getting the wounded and their families of the hospital for some well-needed rehabilitation. They utilize huge F650 pickup trucks and a handicap accessible 15-passenger bus to transport wounded veterans to Truckin' 4 Troops events and to coordinate with other non-profit organizations. We encourage you to check out the Truckin4Troops.com website to learn more. We appreciate all that they have done for Travis Mills and family.
• The Aleethia Foundation The Aleethia Foundation is proud to play a role in supporting injured service members and their families through the early phases of the healing process. The organization is a small, all-volunteer group. Aleethia provides "Friday Night Dinners" which were originally started in October 2003. Aleethia's goal is to bring injured service members to a safe and accepting environment and show them that life is still good. Be sure to visit the Aleethia.org website for more information and to show them your support!
• The Yellow Ribbon Fund This great organization has been a tremendous support. They go to great lengths to arrange transportation and housing for visiting family members, coordinating social and family activities, and mentoring wounded soldiers when needed. They provide eductation, career guidance, and even legal support as needed. Visit yellowribbonfund.com to learn more about this great organization and to make a contribution. They are based in Bethesda, MD.
• Veterans Airlift Command The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transporation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Learn more about Veterans Airlift Command by visiting www.veteransairlift.org. They've been nothing short of amazing in supporting SSG Travis Mills and family over the past year.
• The General's Kids LLC The General's Kids LLC focuses 100% on the children and young siblings of wounded, ill, and injured servicemen. They connect children with others of similar ages who may be going through similar struggles. This great organization believes that each and every child or younger sibling of a wounded warrior is important and that their sacrifice should be recognized. Please visit www.thegeneralskids.org to learn more.
• National Veterans Family Center / The Travis Mills Project Located at Camp Kennebec (Maine), the National Veterans Family Center is the reality of Travis's dream to provide a recreational camp for disabled veterans and their families at no cost. Here they unite with the land, water, nature, and each other. This leaves veterans revitalized and inspired to keep moving forward. You can support the "Travis Mills Project" by visiting www.veteransfamilycamp.com and making a contribution. It costs $3000 to send one disabled veteran and his/her family to the camp each year.
• Luke's Wings: Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program Luke's Wings is a non-profit organization that coordinates complimentary transporation for wounded soliders, veterans, and their families during times of need. The organization has been incredibly generous and helpful to both the Mills and Buck families while Travis recovers in Washington DC. We strongly encourage you to visit the Luke's Wings website, or contact Jennifer Magerer at Luke's Wings directly, to make a contribution. A big thank-you to everyone at Luke's Wings for their incredible support of Travis and all wounded warriors.
• The Wounded Warrior Project
The stated vision of the Wounded Warrior Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. Wounded Warrior's core values are fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation, and service. The organization supports any solders injured in their service to our country on or after September 11th, 2001. To learn more or make a donation, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
• The Yellow Ribbon Guard
Organized in 2009, The Yellow Ribbon Guard makes a difference in the lives of the men and women who protect our freedom. They organize year-round mailings to deployed troops and also provide assistance to wounded soliders, veterans, their families, and the families of fallen soliders. We encourage you to visit Yellow Ribbon Guard's Facebook page.
• The Travis Manion Foundation
Created in memory of Travis Manion, a United States Marine killed in action in 2007, the Travis Manion Foundation's stated mission is to assist our nation's veterans and the families of fallen heroes. This unique non-profit organization provides challenge grants for individuals looking to honor a wounded or fallen soldier. They also provide financial and moral support to family members of soliders in their times of need. Please visit their website, travismanion.com, and read about their many events.