New England Center for Homeless Veterans

New England Center for Homeless Veterans is located downtown Boston, at 17 Court Street.

Their Mission
…extend a helping hand to homeless men and women veterans who are addressing the challenges of:

  • addiction
  • trauma
  • severe and persistent mental illness, and/or
  • unemployment

and who will commit themselves to sobriety, non-violence, and working for personal change. We are recognized as one of the most effective private veteran’s transition programs in the country.

We as Veterans are one of the largest homeless groups in America today.  And as Veterans we all believe very strongly about “being left behind”, as Vietnam Veterans we will not turn our backs on our Brothers and Sisters no matter what.  Any Veteran that needs help, whether it be with PTSD, homelessness, being incarcerated, Agent Orange or whatever, is a Vet that can know, someone is looking out for them.

I urge all VVA members and ALL Veterans everywhere to help out whenever you can.  Help our comrades that are homeless.  Support the NECHV any way you can.  Visit the NECHV webpage, make a donation, contact your State and Federal Representatives and see what you can do to support homeless Veterans.  Let these guys know that “we got their backs…at home”!

I would also like to issue a very large “THANK YOU!” to the staff at NECHV, for being there, for supporting me, feeding me and keeping me warm and dry during a very cold and dark time in my life.  I will never forget you.

NECHV.org

 

 

Dinner With Warriors

Dinner With Warriors Cookbook

This cookbook is a unique collection of recipes and inspirational stories from heroes of the War on Terror. The purposes of the book are first, to raise funds for some of the organizations out there that help today’s American Warrior and their families, and second to introduce America to a few of her heroes. All of the net proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will be donated to a few hand selected organizations that assist the heroes, and their families, that were wounded or fell during OIF and OEF.

If you are looking for a good cookbook, why not try Dinner With Warriors.  Show our “Heroes” that we support them and that we care about them.  Remember our founding principal.  “Never again will one generation of Veteran’s abandon another.”  Thank you for your service!

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration

Click here or the logo to go to The Vietnam War Commemoration site

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

Click here or the logo above to visit The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Site.

The 9.11 Patch Project

The 9.11 Patch Project

The 9.11 Patch Project

Firebase 116 is proud to partner with the 9.11 Patch Project.  Brett Hill has been running this project since 15 DEC 01.  The 9.11 Patch Project raises funds for:

1. NYC Bravest Scholarship Fund
2. Terry Farrell Fund
3. Feal Good Foundation
4. 9/11 Patch Project (helps with founder’s personal cost recovery of over $75,000 of own funds to keep project going and helps with paying inventory costs, special events, mailers and administrative costs)

Please help Brett continue to honor the Fallen Heroes of one of America’s most tragic days, and funding the 4 noble causes shown above.

Click the links above and below to help support The 9.11 Patch Project.

The 9.11 Patch Project
Click here and support The 9.11 Patch Project

And I would like to thank Brett for his support of FireBase116.org.

The American Warriors’ Watch Coalition

 Firebase116.org is proud to be a Member Group of The AWWC.  See below for more information about The AWWC.

 

The Mission and Vision of the AWWC

THE AMERICAN WARRIORS’ WATCH COALITION MISSION STATEMENT:

The American Warriors’ Watch Coalition is an all-volunteer effort designed to help American Warrior Support Groups to realize their full potential. Toward that end, the AWWC will: 

  • Unite Warrior Support Groups across the country
  • Facilitate communication between Warrior Support Groups
  • Maximize Mutual Support while minimizing duplication of efforts among Warrior Support Groups.
  • Raise awareness of the need for American Warrior and Family Support.
  • Educate the young so that future generations understand the true Cost of Freedom and the role that the American Warrior and families play in the preservation of that freedom.

THE AMERICAN WARRIORS’ WATCH COALITION VISION FOR AMERICA

All across America there are hundreds if not thousands of groups, organizations, and even individuals who have committed to showing support to our nation’s Warriors and their families.  In researching this, the AWWC found that while the means and methods of support vary, these groups always have at least one if not all four of the following points in common:

Honor the American Warrior

In a media-driven society, the public concept of “celebrity” is limited to figures in entertainment, sports, and in some cases politics. Those with an appreciation of the heroism and sacrifice inherent in the American Warrior understand that such values are skewed. The honorably-serving American Warrior deserves celebrity more than movie stars and ball players. AWWC groups understand this.

Support the Warrior’s Family

Unlike popular athletes and film stars, the American Warrior most often gets along on very meager wages. The support of the Warrior’s family is vital to his/her effectiveness and mental health. The American Warrior needs to know that his fellow citizens are looking after and supporting his/her family during long deployments.

Share the sacrifice

The American Warrior often puts off the starting of a family, or further education, while he serves his nation. For those Warriors who are married, the entire family sacrifices both in terms of the comfort of a higher income and the insecurity of fear for the life of the Warrior. Having groups of Americans surrounding them and comforting their insecurities helps them both morally and often financially to endure separation.

Teach the next generation

“No people will surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of Foreign Invaders.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

There is little that any troop support group can hope to achieve more important than education.  Some of our groups, such as the Warriors’ Watch Riders, use motorcycles because they are highly visible. Attracting attention to the work that all of us do is a vital means of achieving our vision by making the general public aware of the importance that WE put on what we do. When average, workaday Americans see other Americans going to such lengths to praise and respect our nation’s warriors, it makes them understand that this is, indeed, something that they themselves can and should do. In that way we educate the adults of our time.

But even more, we go into the schools. Regardless of what the specific mission of the organization is: if it is sending care packages to troops, raising funds for military family efforts, or doing Welcome Home celebrations for troops – we take it to the schools. We set up opportunities to give demonstrations to middle schools. We ride motorcycles into High Schools.  We present POW/MIA flags to a local schools and use the opportunity to teach the students the value that we place on the present service of our troops and the past service of our veterans.

The AWWC understands that education is the only thing that will prevent our country from repeating the shameful period of the 60’s and 70’s.

Please click the logo to visit The AWWC homepage.

The AWWC